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Interesting & Unique Places to Visit Near Oxford

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If you’re visiting or moving to Oxford you might be curious to see what’s around the city. Luckily, there are many amazing options to choose from.

The Most Interesting Places to See Near Oxford

Things to See Near Oxford: Waterperry Gardens. Image courtesy of Ukgardenphotos via Flickr Commons.
Waterperry Gardens. The herbaceous borders in late summer. Image courtesy of Ukgardenphotos via Flickr Commons.

Waterperry Gardens

Waterperry Gardens feature a magnificent 200 foot herbaceous border as well as rose and formal gardens, a riverside walk and a lily canal. The gardens are nestled in the Oxfordshire countryside and have a plan centre and garden shop. Their  Art-in-Action Gallery and Gift Barn also house beautiful artworks by British artists. Don’t forget to visit the teashop! 

Things to See Near Oxford: Blenheim Palace. Image courtesy of Jonathan via Flickr Commons.
Blenheim Palace is the birthplace of Winston Churchill and a World Heritage Site.

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is the birthplace of Winston Churchill and a World Heritage Site. Its also home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and boats a diverse and long history. The Palace is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. It has stunning gardens, a miniature train, a dedicated family area with a maze, and a year-round calendar of exhibitions, tours, fairs, and experirnces.

Hook Norton Brewery
Hook Norton Brewery is one of the finest examples of Victorian Tower Breweries.

Hook Norton Brewery

Hook Norton Brewery is one of (if not) the finest examples of Victorian Tower Breweries. The brewery is family-owned and offers much more than a wonderful range of award-winning beers. The brewery has a shop, a free museum, a Malthouse Kitchen cafe, and several meeting rooms. They offer regular brewery tours that last about 2 hours and show you the original steam engine, the stables with Shire horses, and a beer tasting. 

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Burford is a picturesque Cotswold town filled with antique shops and restaurants.

Burford

Burford is a picturesque Cotswold town. It has a great selection of restaurants and antique shops, as well as some exotic wildlife! Near it is the UK’s only crocodile zoo (“Crocodiles of the World”) and “Cotswold Wildlife Park”, a reserve with over 260 species of animals.

Things to See Near Oxford: Greys Court. Image courtesy of Fred F via Flickr Commons.
Greys Court. A beautiful Tudor house and gardens. Image courtesy of Fred F via Flickr Commons.

Greys Court

Greys Court is a Tudor country house and gardens owned by the National Trust and located in the southern Chiltern Hills at Rotherfield Greys, near Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. The house is open to the public. The house is open Wednesdays to Sundays and has a shop and tea room. On Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays & Sundays at 11:30am & 1:30pm you can join a Garden Guide.

Things to See Near Oxford: Banbury Town. Image courtesy of General Views via Flickr Commons.
A view of Banbury Town. Image courtesy of General Views via Flickr Commons.

Banbury Town and Broughton Castle

Banbury is one of the bustling market towns you can find on a journey through Oxfordshire. This historical location on the River Cherwell is a significant commercial and retail centre for north Oxfordshire. The town is famed for its Banbury cakes, a spiced currant-filled sweet pastry dish. Banbury also has a magnificent medieval manor house, Broughton Castle, which was built in 1300 by Sir John de Broughton.

Things to See Near Oxford: Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway.
Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway. The train approaches the station.

Chinnor and the Steam Railway

Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway is an Award Winning heritage steam railway. It consists of a roughly 1 hour round trip from Chinnor station and alongside the Chiltern Hills. You can buy tickets for riding the train online.

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