OXFORDSHIRE

 
 

 
Abingdon County Hall MuseumAbingdonMuseum
This splendid 17th century baroque building housed a courtroom for Assizes, raised on arches over a market space. It now houses the Abingdon Museum. On sunny days take in the lovely rooftop veiws overlooking the market square.

Bothy VineyardAbingdonVineyard
Book a tour around Oxfordshire's oldest commerical, and scenic vineyard set in 10 acres, with an operating winery, shop and free wine tasting.

Buscot Old ParsonageBuscot, FaringdonHouse
Early 18th-century house with small walled garden, situated on the banks of the River Thames.

Buscot ParkFaringdonHistoric House and Garden
Family home of Lord Faringdon, who continues to care for the property as well as the family art collection, the Faringdon Collection, which is displayed in the house. Consequently, despite the grandeur of their scale, both the house and grounds remain intimate and idiosyncratic and very much a family home. They also continue to change and develop nothing is preserved in aspic here! Outside a new water feature, Faux Fall, by David Harber. Inside, contemporary glassware by Colin Reid and Sally Fawkes.

Chastleton HouseChastleton, Nr Moreton-in-MarshHistoric House and Garden
A rare gem of a Jacobean country house, Chastleton House was built between 1607 and 1612 by a wealthy wool merchant as an impressive statement of wealth and power. Owned by the same increasingly impoverished family until 1991, the house remained essentially unchanged for nearly 400 years as the interiors and contents gradually succumbed to the ravages of time. With virtually no intrusion from the 21st century, this fascinating place exudes an informal and timeless atmosphere in a gloriously unspoilt setting. There is no shop or tea-room, so you can truly believe you have stepped back in time.

Deddington CastleDeddingtonCastle
Extensive earthworks marking the site of an 11th century motte and bailey castle.

Great Coxwell BarnGreat Coxwell, FaringdonOther Building
Former monastic barn was a favourite of William Morris, who would regularly bring his guests to wonder at the structure.

Greys CourtRotherfield Greys, Henley-on-ThamesHistoric House and Garden
An intimate family home and peaceful estate set in the rolling hills of the Chilterns. This picturesque 16th-century mansion and tranquil gardens were home to the Brunner family until recent years. Reopening in 2010 after two years of closure for conservation work, the house exudes a welcoming atmosphere with a well-stocked kitchen and homely living rooms. The series of walled gardens is a colourful patchwork of interest set amid medieval ruins. Other buildings from earlier eras include the Great Tower from the 12th century and a rare Tudor donkey wheel, in use until the early 20th century.

Minster Lovell Hall and DovecoteMinster Lovell, Nr WitneyManor Ruins
The extensive and picturesque ruins of a 15th century riverside manor house, including a fine hall, south-west tower, and complete nearby dovecote. The home of Richard III's henchman Lord Lovell.

Museum of OxfordOxfordMuseum
The story of Oxford is vividly bought to life at the only museum dedicated to the history of the City and University.

North Hinksey Conduit HouseNorth HinkseyOther Building
Roofed conduit for Oxford's first water mains, constructed during the early 17th century.

North Leigh Roman VillaNorth LeighRoman Remains
The remains of a large, wellbuilt Roman courtyard villa. The most important feature is a nearly complete mosaic tile floor, patterned in reds and browns.

Priory CottagesSteventon, AbingdonHouse
Former monastic buildings, now converted into two houses. Properties were gifted by the famous Ferguson's Gang.

Rollright StonesNr Chipping NortonAncient Monument
Traditionally a monarch and his courtiers petrified by a witch, the Rollright Stones consist of three groups: the King's Men stone circle; the Whispering Knights burial chamber; and the single King Stone. They span nearly 2,000 years of Neolithic and Bronze Age development.

Uffington White Horse and Wayland SmithyWoolstone, Nr WantageAncient Monument
These atmospheric sites lie along the Ridgeway. Uffington 'Castle' is a large Iron Age hillfort, Dragon Hill a natural mound associated in legend with St George. The famous and enigmatic White Horse is the oldest chalk-cut hill figure in Britain, and has been dated to more than 3,000 years old.

Vale & Downland Museum, TheWantageMuseum
Museum and Visitor Centre offering an ideal introduction to the Vale of White Horse, its archaeology and history. Cafe, patio, temporary exhibitions.

Wayland`s SmithyNr AshburyAncient Monument
A fine and atmospheric Neolithic chambered long barrow 2km (11/4 miles) along the Ridgeway from the Uffington White Horse: it was once believed to be the habitation of the Saxon smith-god Wayland.


 
Abingdon Tourist Information CentreAbingdon
Ardington HouseArdlington
Ashmolean MuseumOxford
Aston Pottery Ellis Baughan DesignBampton
Banbury CrossBanbury
Banbury Museum Heritage CentreBanbury
Banbury Tourist Information CentreBanbury
Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, TheOxford
Bicester Tourist Information CentreBicester
Bicester Village Outlet ShoppingBicester
Blenheim PalaceWoodstock
Bloxham Village MuseumBloxham
Bodleian LibraryOxford
Bohun GalleryHenley-on-Thames
Brook Cottage GardenBanbury
Broughton CastleBanbury
Bygones MuseumBanbury
Carfax TowerOxford
Champs Chapel and MuseumEast Hendred
Cherwell Edge Golf CourseChacombe
Cherwell Valley Tourist Information CentreArdley
Cholsey and Wallingford RailwayWallingford
Christ Church CathedralOxford
City Sightseeing OxfordOxford
Cogges Manor Farm MuseumWitney
Cotswold Wildlife ParkBurford
CurioxityOxford
Didcot Railway CentreDidcot
Didcot Tourist Information CentreDidcot
Ditchley ParkChipping Norton
Faringdon Tourist Information CentreFarringdon
Farnborough HallBanbury
Harcourt ArboretumNuneham Courtenay
Herb Farm and Saxon MazeSonning Common
Hook Norton Brewery Visitor CentreHook Norton
Hook Norton PotteryBanbury
Iona House GalleryWoodstock
Isis Ceramics LtdHorton cum Studley
Kingston Bagpuize HouseAbingdon
Magdalen Bridge BoathouseOxford
Mapledurham House and WatermillMapledurham
MG Car Club LimitedAbingdon
Millets Farm CentreFrilford
Milton ManorMilton, Abingdon
Modern Art OxfordOxford
Museum of the History of Science Oxford
Nuffield PlaceHenley-on-Thames
Oxford AirportKidlington
Oxford StoryOxford
Oxford Tourist Information CentreOxford
Oxford University Museum of Natural HistoryOxford
Oxfordshire MuseumWoodstock
Pitt Rivers MuseumOxford
Regimental Museum Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light InfantryHeadington
River and Rowing MuseumHenley-on-Thames
Rousham Park House and GardenBicester
Russell Collins PotteryHook Norton
Saxon Tower of St Michael at the Northgate ChurchOxford
Sheldonian TheatreOxford
Stonor ParkHenley-on-Thames
Sulgrave ManorBanbury
Tom Brown's School MuseumFaringdon
Town Hall Plate Room CryptOxford
University ChurchOxford
University of Oxford Botanic GardenOxford
Venn MillAbingdon
Wallingford Castle GardensWallingford
Wallingford MuseumWallingford
Wallingford Tourist Information CentreWallingford
Wantage Tourist Information CentreWantage
Warburg Nature ReserveHenley-on-Thames
Waterpenny GardensOxford
Well Place ZooIpsden
West Ox ArtsBampton
Williams F1 Conference Centre and Grand Prix CollectionGrove, Oxford
Witney & District MuseumWitney
Witney Tourist Information CentreWitney
Woodstock Tourist Information CentreWoodstock

UK Tourist Attractions 2008