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Trains at the Didcot Railway Centre

Didcot Railway Centre

Step back in time and journey through the rich history of rail travel at the Didcot Railway Centre.

Cogges cottage garden and manor house

Cogges Manor Farm

Cogges Manor Farm is a historic farmstead and home to Downton Abbey’s Yew Tree Farm. It is a…

Blenheim Palace aerial photo

Blenheim Palace

A visit to Blenheim Palace offers an unforgettable experience. It’s a chance to share the…

Burford Tolsey Museum & Archive

Burford Tolsey Museum and Archive

Exhibits quaintly recall the trades that flourished here - quarrying, bell-founding, rope-making,…

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  1. Add Blenheim Palace to your Itinerary

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    Blenheim Palace

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    Type:

    Historic House/Palace

    Woodstock

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2024to31 Dec 2024Open 09:30 - 18:00

    A visit to Blenheim Palace offers an unforgettable experience. It’s a chance to share the splendours of Baroque architecture, to wonder at the collections of art, tapestry and antiques, and to explore the Park and Gardens and discover landscapes…

  2. Add Buscot Park (National Trust) to your Itinerary

    Buscot Park (National Trust)

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    Type:

    National Trust Property

    Faringdon

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2024to30 Sept 2024Various Opening Times

    Late 18th-century house, set in enchanting landscaped grounds, which houses an extensive art collection

  3. Add Didcot Railway Centre to your Itinerary

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    Didcot Railway Centre

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    Type:

    Museum

    Didcot

    Step back in time and journey through the rich history of rail travel at the Didcot Railway Centre.

  4. Add Kelmscott Manor to your Itinerary

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    Kelmscott Manor

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    Historic House/Palace

    Kelmscott

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2024to29 Oct 2024Various Opening Times

    The country home of William Morris - poet, craftsman and socialist - from 1871 until 1896, this is an essential experience for anyone interested in the Arts and Crafts Movement.

  5. Add Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum (SOFO) to your Itinerary

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    Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum (SOFO)

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    Type:

    Museum

    Park Street, Woodstock

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2024to31 Dec 2024Various Opening Times

    Oxfordshire's dedicated military history museum, telling stories of local people involved in conflicts throughout history.

  6. Add Greys Court to your Itinerary

    Greys Court

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    Type:

    House & Gardens

    Henley-on-Thames

    Greys Court is an ideal place to stretch your legs with your dog. We have dog-friendly indoor seating available in the tearoom and your four-legged friends are welcome in the shop.

  7. Add Cogges Manor Farm to your Itinerary

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    Cogges Manor Farm

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    Type:

    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    Witney

    Dates

    From:
    10 Feb 2024to28 Mar 2024Open 09:30 - 16:00
    From:
    29 Mar 2024to1 Nov 2024Open 09:30 - 17:00

    Cogges Manor Farm is a historic farmstead and home to Downton Abbey’s Yew Tree Farm. It is a beautifully preserved collection of farm buildings, manor house, and walled garden, set in its own grounds, with farm animals, outdoor adventure play and…

  8. Add Broughton Castle to your Itinerary

    Broughton Castle

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    Type:

    House & Gardens

    Banbury

    Broughton Castle is a historic medieval manor house located near the town of Banbury. The castle has a rich history dating back to the 14th century and is renowned for its well-preserved medieval and Tudor architecture.

  9. Add Churchill & Sarsden Heritage Centre to your Itinerary

    Churchill & Sarsden Heritage Centre

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    Type:

    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    Churchill, Chipping Norton

    Dates

    From:
    2 Apr 2024to25 Sept 2024Various Opening Times

    The building may be only 15' by 30' but its ancient walls contain state of the art technology, with touch screens telling the remarkable stories of two eminent sons of the village, Warren Hastings, first Governor-General of India (1732-1818) and…

  10. Add Rousham to your Itinerary

    Rousham

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    Type:

    Garden

    Nr Woodstock

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2024to31 Dec 2024Various Opening Times

    One of England's most important gardens, Rousham represents the first phase of English landscape design and remains almost as its designer William Kent (1685–1748) left it. Many of the features that delighted its 18th century visitors are still…

  11. Add Bampton Community Archive to your Itinerary

    Bampton Community Archive

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    Type:

    Museum

    Bampton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2024to31 Dec 2024Open 10:00 - 16:00

    The Old Grammar School in Bampton was built by Robert Vesey (d.1635), a wealthy local merchant living in Chimney, now a nearby village. At that time, Bampton was the largest town in the area and it badly needed a school for the children of the…

  12. Add Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote to your Itinerary

    Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote

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    Type:

    Historic Site

    Witney

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2024to31 Dec 2024

    Ruins of a large 15th century manor set around courtyard. Situated in attractive settings on the banks of the River Windrush. A skeleton found in 18th century is said to be that of Lord Lovell.

  13. Add Burford Tolsey Museum and Archive to your Itinerary

    Burford Tolsey Museum and Archive

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Burford

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2024to31 Dec 2024

    Exhibits quaintly recall the trades that flourished here - quarrying, bell-founding, rope-making, brewing, farming, leather-working and clarinet-making. There is also a famous doll's house, furnished in style of the Jane Austen period.

  14. Add Chipping Norton Museum of Local History to your Itinerary

    Chipping Norton Museum of Local History

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    Type:

    Museum

    Chipping Norton

    Dates

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    19 Mar 2024to31 Oct 2024

    An independent museum located on the first floor of the 19th century Chipping Norton Co-op Society Meeting Hall and run by the local history society.

  15. Add Hook Norton Brewery to your Itinerary

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    Hook Norton Brewery

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    Type:

    Brewery

    Hook Norton

    Dates

    Established in 1849, Hook Norton Brewery is a proudly independent family owned, fifth generation brewery that brews a range of cask, keg and bottled ales. Visitor centre, brewery tours, shire horses, steam engine, museum, café and coffee shop.

  16. Add Chastleton House (National Trust) to your Itinerary

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    Chastleton House (National Trust)

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    Type:

    Historic House/Palace

    Chastleton

    Dates

    From:
    6 Mar 2024to31 Dec 2024Various Opening Times

    Chastleton is a hidden gem located in the beautiful Cotswold countryside. With both a Jacobean house to explore and beautiful gardens, there is much to discover during an afternoon visit.

  17. Add Witney Museum to your Itinerary

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    Witney Museum

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    Type:

    Museum

    High Street, Witney

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2024to31 Oct 2024Various Opening Times

    A local history museum highlighting the changes that have taken place in Witney over the last 1,000 years.

  18. Add Bishop's Palace to your Itinerary

    Bishop's Palace

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Site

    Church Green, Witney

    The remains of the ‘Bishop’s Palace’ are situated in the grounds of Mount House, just east of St Mary’s Church in Witney. In reality the ‘palace’ was a manor house, one of the earliest and largest of its type, the working centre of the estates owned…

  19. Add The Oxfordshire Museum to your Itinerary

    The Oxfordshire Museum

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Woodstock

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2024to31 Dec 2024Various Opening Times

    A large 18th century house, home to the County’s collections. Explore Oxfordshire’s story from the Jurassic period through to Anglo-Saxons and Victorians to modern day. Garden Café, Museum Gift Shop & Gardens.

  20. Add Charlbury Museum to your Itinerary

    Charlbury Museum

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Charlbury

    Dates

    From:
    26 Mar 2024to30 Sept 2024

    Charlbury Museum is an independent museum, run entirely by volunteers. Its five rooms are crammed with exhibits revealing the history of this ancient market town. There is plenty here to interest both adults and children.

St Oswald's Church at Widford (photo Helena Sylvester)