The ceremonial county of Oxfordshire is situated between the Cotswolds area and the Chiltern Hills, spanning 1,006 miles and with a population of 691,700 people. The cultural capital of Oxfordshire is Oxford, and is often known as ‘the City of Dreaming Spires’. Primarily known for the presence of Oxford University, the city is steeped in history, heritage and culture.
Whether you go for a walk in the historic area of Wayland’s Smithy in Ashbury or visit the birthplace of Winston Churchill and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire is a complete gold mine for both adults and youngsters alike! Family-friendly places to visit include Cotswold Wildlife Park, Cogges Manor Farm, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Castle & Prison and Crocodiles of the World.
There are plenty of places of interest to stay in the county with an abundance of charming tourist accommodation. Home to the best of the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire has some of the most beautiful villages and towns, including Burford, Chipping Norton, Minster Lovell and Bampton.
Situated just 55 miles west of London, Oxfordshire can be reached in just over an hour by car, coach or train.