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Oxfordshire

Lifestyle & Culture

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace

Home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, the Palace was a gift from Queen Anne and a grateful nation to John Churchill following his famous victory at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704. Situated in Woodstock, just 8 miles from Oxford, it is surrounded by over 2,000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland and formal gardens, which contributes tremendously to the economy.

The River Thames

The River Thames

There’s a lot more to the River Thames than London. From its source near the Cotswolds to Teddington lock, the River Thames is the perfect place to go boating, walking or fishing. Why not relax and meet with friends at one of the many pubs and restaurants along the River Thames. The river passes through the major landmarks of the region including Windsor, Maidenhead, Marlow, Henley, Reading and Oxford.

Walking in Oxfordshire

Walking in Oxfordshire

Walking has always been a popular pastime in Oxford and Oxfordshire. It’s certainly the best way to explore the bustling streets and tranquil colleges of Oxford city centre, whether with an Official Blue/Green Badge guide or with one of the many guidebooks available online or at the Oxford Visitor Information Centre. Oxfordshire is ideal for walking – hilly enough to give attractive views,  with flatter river-valley walks too.

Shopping

Bicester Village

Bicester Village

is one of the Collection of nine Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages, operated by Value Retail. Founded in 1992, Value Retail has established itself as the only company dedicated to creating and operating luxury outlet shopping villages. Home to some 900 outlet boutiques of the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle brands, the Collection offers an unrivalled luxury outlet shopping experience.

Westgate

Westgate

is a recently redeveloped major shopping centre in Oxford city centre, which reopened in October 2017. The new facility includes; 100 new shops, (a John Lewis & Partners department store and other high-street retailers), cafes and restaurants, a cinema, two new public squares, pedestrian routes through the whole site, cycle parking, a two story basement car park with 1000 new spaces and a new landscaped walkway along Castle Mill Stream.

Education

To find out more about Oxfordshire’s Universities and Colleges, click HERE.

Related News

For more Oxfordshire related news, click HERE.