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There are many attractions in and around Oxford that you might like to visit. As well as being a historic university town, Oxford is a very cosmopolitan city with all the modern chain shops represented as well as many small businesses. There are many restaurants, cafés and pubs located in Headington itself, as well as in and around Oxford. There is plenty of evening entertainment with theatres, cinemas and clubs abounding.

Oxford City Centre

Oxford City is a historic University town with many interesting colleges and associated architecture. Christ Church College is particularly well known with its halls and cathedral. Associated to the colleges are libraries and museums like the well-known Ashmolean Museum. There are also many parks dotted around the city that one can visit. A walk along the river is a relaxing way to spend the day and in the evening a visit to the cinema, theatre, nightclub, restaurant or pub would be in order. If you prefer you can view the city on an open top bus where you also have the opportunity to get off at any time for sightseeing.

Take a walk around the old town of Headington and visit the church where C.S. Lewis is laid to rest. The tales of Alice in Wonderland where written in Oxford and you can visit the shop "Alice's shop" in St Aldates. ( or follow in the footsteps of J.R. Tolkien,(Halls of Tolkien), C.S. Lewis, and "Lewis Carroll" by take an Inklings Walking Tour. Many other Oxford tours and guided walks are available.

Welcome to the unique photographic virtual reality tour of the historic university city of Oxford.

Oxfordshire County

You can visit the Cotwolds with its many country villages and Pubs; The Cotswold Wildlife Park; Cogges Manor Farm Museum, parts of which are over 700yrs old; Birdland at Bourton on the Water; Waddesdon Manor, a 19th century French chateau; Warwick Castle; Windsor Castle; Beaconscot Model Village; Henley with its River & Rowing Museum and Stonor Manor; Stratford-on-Avon, home of Shakespeare; Didcot Railway Centre; Silverstone Motor Racing Course; Blenheim Palace; Hughenden Manor, home of Benjamin Disraeli; Claydon House, an extraordinary 18th century Rococo house and much much more.

Within one or two hours drive are Stonehenge and Salisbury, Avebury, Gloucester and the Forest of Dean, Swindon Railway Village Museum, Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, The Great Western Railway Museum, Beaulieu Motor Museum and others.

London is within 40 minutes by car and a convenient coach link from Headington will take you into central London for a day's outing saving the hustle of parking and city driving. Try the oxford bus or National Express for coach transport.

You can use Oxford as a base to travel to London, visit London Transport and The London Tourism site for useful information

If you are touring the UK then Oxford is a good place to include in your itinerary, after a few days of rest and visiting the sites, you could go on north to the lakes and Scotland or west to Wales and Devon and Cornwall. A useful site to visit is UK Public Transport Information.

Additional information

We also offer facilities for those who wish to hold small informal meetings or workshops. We can organize catering or offer advice on what is available locally. If you would like to book both the guesthouse accommodation and meeting facilities block bookings can be arranged.

Excursions can be arranged in advance and there are many attractions within a few hours drive. You may like to visit Windsor Castle, Warwick Castle, Stratford-on-Avon, Silverstone racetrack, Avebury, crop circles and many others. Information can be obtained from The Daily Information.


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