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Art that stimulates every sense across Oxfordshire this month

1 February 2017

The weather may not be the best Britain has to offer this month, but there are still plenty of reasons to get out and about.

A Journey Through Broad Street

25 January 2017

For our second blog of the year, we thought it only right to start off exactly where our story began – on the beautiful, historical Broad Street. Home to two University colleges, the Sheldonian theatre, the original Blackwell’s bookstore, the first ever Oxfam shop, and us! - Experience Oxfordshire; Broad Street is a little gem just waiting to be explored. Adorned with listed buildings and steeped in rich history, this charming street is everything that you would imagine Oxford’s quirky streets to be like, so let us take you on a short journey...

In Store in Oxfordshire - 2017

17 January 2017

Welcome readers to a New Year! Keep up to date with us on our blog as we write weekly posts informing you of how to stay busy and explore the very best of Oxfordshire. Whether you’re visiting for the very first time, or have lived in Oxfordshire your whole life, we promise to bring you something different every week that will be sure to keep your agendas full!

Oxfordshire: a place to stand and stare!

1 January 2017

Oxfordshire is, for many of its visitors, primarily the place where you can find Oxford, and in their mind’s eye, Oxford is synonymous with the university, a hallowed historical institution with wonderful buildings from which age-old knowledge is imparted to some of the world’s finest students.

Things to take into account before going on holiday

21 November 2016

To those of you that have decided to visit Oxfordshire for your next holiday, congratulations. You’ll be spoiled for choice when you see all the amazing things to do and see in our quaint little county. However, before you get too excited for the wonderful trip in store, there are a few things that we recommend you keep in mind while planning your idyllic getaway:

Halloween in Oxfordshire

10 October 2016

Here you will find our guide to Halloween in Oxfordshire. From walking tours to pumpkin carving sink your teeth into the different experiences Oxfordshire has to offer!

Five Reasons A Staycation In Oxfordshire Is Better Than A Holiday Anywhere In Europe

9 September 2016

Many people have cited the result of the EU Referendum as a reason that people are opting against a holiday to Europe but there a number of factors in play such as the cost of flights, accommodation and then the stress of actually travelling. A Staycation in Oxfordshire is a great alternative to the European holiday at a more affordable price and with less hassle.

Abingdon to Oxford along the Thames Tow Path

1 September 2016

There are many links between Abingdon and Oxford; but the most obvious and the oldest link is, of course, the river Thames.

Happy Birthday Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown

12 August 2016

On 30th August it is celebrated landscape photographer, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown’s birthday! Celebrate 300 years of ‘Capability’ Brown and a very special birthday at Blenheim Palace.

Top 10 Visitor Questions

21 July 2016

At the Oxford Visitor Information Centre, we receive a wide range of people with an equally wide range of questions. Here’s our top frequently asked questions to prepare you for your next visit.

A Little Gem Of Independents Set In The Quaint Area Of Jericho, Oxford

15 July 2016

With it’s convenient location close to the city centre, Jericho has now become a desirable area for young professional people, though it also retains many residents who have spent all their lives here.

Win Tickets To BBC Countryfile Live

11 July 2016

New for 2016! Between the 4th – 7th August, BBC COUNTRYFILE LIVE, will be staged within the spectacular grounds of Oxfordshire’s iconic World Heritage site Blenheim Palace, celebrating the best of our British countryside.

3 hotels for Alice in Wonderland fans

30 June 2016

With its grand colleges, old-fashioned bikes and students in gowns, we reckon Oxford is something of a Wonderland all year round, and there are plenty of Alice-themed activities available whenever you visit. Whatever you do, base yourself at one of these hotels for Alice in Wonderland fans, as chosen by the Good Hotel Guide.

TravelSupermarket reveals the habits of Oxford holidaymakers

7 June 2016

Holidaymakers from Oxford are more prepared for their holidays than any other British tourist, packing for every eventuality – come rain or shine.

The Stonor Tulip & Spring Flower Festival

28 April 2016

Looking for a spectacular day out this bank holiday weekend? Well don’t worry, Stonor Park have got you covered.

Experience Oxfordshire & The Oxford Mail team up for photography competition

24 February 2016

In celebration of VisitEngland’s National English Tourism Week, we’ve teamed up with the Oxford Mail to organise a county wide photography competition, with the theme #WhyILoveOx.