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Things to do in Oxford and Oxfordshire

Attractions in Oxfordshire are many and very varied, attractions can range from thrill seeking to tranquil and all within the county of Oxfordshire

Things to do in Oxford and Oxfordshire can be exciting, interesting, cultural, entertaining but never, ever dull.

Some of the most famous things to do in Oxford and Oxfordshire must be the numerous and varied variety of Colleges associated with Oxford University, rich in stunning architecture and steeped in academic history many are open daily to the public free of charge. Situated in the very heart of the town centre is Carfax tower. The name Carfax, derives from the French "carrefour", or "crossroads", and the tower's location makes it a good central reference point for touring the old city centre of Oxford.

The Tower is all that remains of the 13th century St. Martin's Church. If you are fit (or simply determined) a climb to the top of the 74 foot high tower is rewarded by an excellent view over central Oxford.

Look for the clock on the east side of Carfax. It is a copy of the original church clock, with mechanical figures called "quarterboys" which hammer out the quarter hour on bells.

The beautiful town of Henley is a must for any visitor but becomes one of the most famous things to do at the beginning of July each year when the Royally renowned Regatta takes place – with marquees along the side of the Thames, champagne picnics and everyone dressed in their finery enjoying one of the best English spectacles.

For a trip back into the heady days of Steam a visit to Didcot Steam Railway is on offer, with the opportunity to peruse many old carriages and engines as well as take a ride on a working Steam train – a trip for young and old to savour. And for those that wish to take in fresh air and open countryside, the county of Oxfordshire boasts long walks along the oldest road in England, the Ridgeway, as well as the opportunity to visit the enchanting and unique White Horse Hill and for those wishing to take in more watery recreation a punt along the Thames is a must.

Oxfordshire is also home of one of the greatest palaces in the world - Blenheim Palace, a world heritage site, a must for any visitor to the region. With spectacular walks around the grounds and access to a large proportion of the Palace rooms themselves the Palace provides a fascinating day out. Also take a step back in time and enjoy the “Untold Story” attraction within the Palace rooms, which takes you back to when and how the Palace was first constructed up to its present day.

Things to do in Oxford and Oxfordshire
Carfax Tower, Oxford
White Horse Hill
Out and about in Henley
Blenheim Palace
Waterperry Gardens
Events at Waterperry Gardens
The Oxford Kitchen
The Oxford Kitchen -Summertown OXFORD
New Theatre Oxford
Whispering Cottages-Nuneham Courtenay,Oxford
Hawkwell House Hotel Oxford
Hawkwell House Hotel Oxford
Hurley Riverside Park
Hurley Riverside Park- A 4 star Park alongside the Thames