Places to Visit When on Vacation in Oxfordshire

The beauty of Oxfordshire and the numerous historic sites make this county a major touring destination. Oxfordshire lies between the Chiltern Hills and the Cotswold Hills. It boasts of both beautiful landscapes and genius architectural designs that date back to the 13th century. From the gorgeous villages to the city of Oxford, you have dozens of places to visit while on vacation in Oxfordshire. Here are some of the best sites to visit and things to do in Oxfordshire.

Blenheim Palace

It is a palace with much historical significance. This was where Sir Winston Churchill was born. It is also home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough. You can walk through the publicly accessible areas, the parkland, and the award-winning Formal Gardens. You get a guided tour of the palace state rooms; enjoy your time at the cinema, learn more history at the Sir Winston Churchill Exhibition or gain entry to events taking place on the day you visit.

You can opt to have a ride on the Miniature Train and explore the family-friendly Pleasure Gardens. There, you get to experience the Marlborough Maze and see the Butterfly House. Do not worry about meals as there is a great selection of cafes and restaurants to choose from.

 The Cogges Manor Farm

This is another site with deep historical significance.  It is an ancient monument with buildings that date back to the 13th and 17th century. It is a popular family vacation site where you can explore the picnic orchard, moated islands, and River Windrush walk. Young kids can get to enjoy feeding farm animals or try vintage dressing at the parlour. There is a playground equipped with slides, a wobbly bridge, a zip wire and swing baskets. There is a cafe where you can have a meal.

Didcot Railway Centre

Here you get to travel back in time and see the unique collection of the Great Western Railway steam engines, train wagons and coaches, and Brunel’s Broad-Gauge Railway. You will also get to take pictures at the rural setting based around the 1930s engine shed.

Cotswold Wildlife Park

Here you get to see close to 300 species of wild animals. You will see rhinos grazing; explore the Giraffe Walkway and the Old Walled Garden’s Tropical House that has bird’s sloths and bats. Get to watch penguins being fed or see lemurs at the Madagascar Reptile House. The reptile house has the Green Anaconda and Black Mamba snakes and Morelet’s Crocodiles.

Henley on Thames

Located on the South East side of Oxfordshire County, Henley on Thames is a magnificent place to visit and view the River Thames. You get to bask on the river banks or take a walk through the meadows in this area. This town hosts rowing events that are usually graced by Olympians and local crews. You can also go climbing up the Chiltern Hillsides and take beautiful pictures in the serene ambiance.

The Oxfordshire countryside has a lot to explore all year round. You can schedule a visit with a family, friends or business excursion and trust that you will have a memorable and awesome experience.