If you’ve managed to get out of the hustle and bustle of London and reached west of the Home Counties of Buckinghamshire and north of Hampshire, you may have found yourself in the beautiful shire of Oxford along the M40. Travel Oxfordshire and you'll do well to enjoy what's on offer year round from Henley-on-Thames, Wantage, Didcot, Abingdon, Bicester, Burford, Woodstock and Banbury.
Oxfordshire is a favourite place of mine! There are so many beautiful spaces to explore in this area, whether you have car, bike or fancy a walk to some excellent country pubs or other cultural foundations, it is hard not to feel refreshed in this countryside and the myriad of manors, homes and spa hotels here.
If you want a great British getaway just let me know and I can book us the best accommodation for us to have some fun and if you need a bit more of the city touch, I know some great cocktail and wine bars too.
I look forward to seeing you soon!
About the City of Oxford...
The city of Oxford is a place privileged with gorgeous architecture, artistic flare, botanic gardens and drenched in history since 900AD, famous for more than its world leading University of Oxford. There is plenty to explore from the campus, across the city centre down to the river, you can even visit the locations including historic pubs famous for being filmed in Harry Potter, or be inspired by its accomplished literary, political, sports and science legends from Thomas More to Vera Brittain, Oscar Wilde to Iris Murdoch and so many more.
If you are feeling most inquisitive like British TV detectives Lewis and Morse, then perhaps get down to the Bodleian Library, Natural History and Pitt River Museums or the fascinating Ashmolean, a firm favourite where I can't resist visiting when I go. For the sinners and the saints there is the Oxford Castle and Prison, particularly the Malmaison offers overnight accommodation within the structures and the University Church of St Mary the Virgin offers great views of Oxford with several spires to climb. Rumour has it, the castle prison is haunted so all the more reason to hold your companion close during your visit.
After climbing Towers such as the Carfax and done with the famous shopping streets and covered markets, then perhaps you need to get yourself down to the river Cherwell, a tributary to the River Thames, for some leisurely punting or a cruise from Folly Bridge, walking around you will never be too far from somewhere good to enjoy the great food, drink, atmosphere and scenery on offer. If you are at the river for the renowned sport of rowing, are you Cambridge or an Oxford fan?
Just out of the city is the grand Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill, perfect for its pleasure gardens and several events held throughout the year. All along the fringes of Oxfordshire are beautiful villages, townships and greenery to visit yet you are still never too far from travel to main hives like London, Southampton, Reading, Birmingham or Cheltenham.
Pippa is a High Class Oxford Escort and Independent Global Travel Companion