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The Rollright Stones

Rollright Stones

The Rollright Stones are a group of prehistoric megalithic monuments built from large natural…

The gardens of Rousham House (photo Harpur Garden Images)

Rousham

One of England's most important gardens, Rousham represents the first phase of English landscape…

The Old Grammar School Building in Bampton

Bampton Community Archive

The Old Grammar School in Bampton was built by Robert Vesey (d.1635), a wealthy local merchant…

Charlbury Museum

Charlbury Museum

Charlbury Museum is an independent museum, run entirely by volunteers. Its five rooms are crammed…

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  1. Add Blenheim Palace to your Itinerary

    Blenheim Palace

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    Type:

    Historic House/Palace

    Woodstock

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2023to13 Nov 2023Open 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 Kelmscott Manor to your Itinerary

    Kelmscott Manor

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    Type:

    Historic House/Palace

    Kelmscott

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2023to29 Oct 2023Various 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.

  3. Add Cogges Manor Farm to your Itinerary

    Cogges Manor Farm

    Type

    Type:

    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    Witney

    Dates

    From:
    13 Mar 2023to1 Nov 2023Open 09:30 - 16:30

    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…

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

    Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum (SOFO)

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    Type:

    Museum

    Park Street, Woodstock

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022Various Opening Times

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

  5. Add Charlbury Museum to your Itinerary

    Charlbury Museum

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    Type:

    Museum

    Charlbury, Chipping Norton

    Dates

    From:
    26 Mar 2023to30 Sept 2023

    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.

  6. Add Bampton Community Archive to your Itinerary

    Bampton Community Archive

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Bampton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022Open 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…

  7. 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 2022to31 Dec 2022

    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.

  8. Add Rollright Stones to your Itinerary

    Rollright Stones

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Site

    Chipping Norton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

    The Rollright Stones are a group of prehistoric megalithic monuments built from large natural boulders found within about 500m of the site. The stones are naturally pitted, giving them extraordinary shapes.

  9. Add Witney Museum to your Itinerary

    Witney Museum

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    High Street, Witney

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2023to31 Oct 2023Various Opening Times

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

  10. Add North Leigh Roman Villa to your Itinerary

    North Leigh Roman Villa

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    Type:

    Historic Site

    Witney

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

    The remains of a large and well-built Roman courtyard villa facing south east over the Evenlode valley. The most important feature is a near complete mosaic floor, which can be seen through a viewing window.

    This is an English Heritage site with…

  11. Add The Oxfordshire Museum to your Itinerary

    The Oxfordshire Museum

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Woodstock

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022Various 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.

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

    Chastleton House (National Trust)

    Type

    Type:

    Historic House/Palace

    Chastleton

    Dates

    From:
    6 Mar 2022to31 Dec 2022Various Opening Times

    COVID UPDATE - Chastleton House remains closed at present.
    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.

  13. Add Oxford Bus Museum to your Itinerary

    Oxford Bus Museum

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Long Hanborough, Witney

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2022to19 Dec 2022Various Opening Times
    From:
    3 July 2023to29 Aug 2023Various Opening Times

    A museum containing 30 preserved buses dating back to 1913, an 1881 horse drawn tram, the Morris Motors Museum with vehicles from 1925 to 1977 and 45 vintage bicycles dating back to 1817.

  14. Add Cotswold Woollen Weavers to your Itinerary

    Cotswold Woollen Weavers

    Type

    Type:

    Shopping

    Lechlade

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022Various Opening Times

    Cotswold Woollen Weavers is a destination in its own right: a shop selling all manner of woollen clothes and blankets, a small museum, design studio, sculpture gallery, coffee shop and picnic area, all housed in beautiful old stone buildings. 

  15. Add Hook Norton Brewery to your Itinerary

    Hook Norton Brewery

    Type

    Type:

    Brewery

    Hook Norton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022Various Opening Times

    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 Churchill & Sarsden Heritage Centre to your Itinerary

    Churchill & Sarsden Heritage Centre

    Type

    Type:

    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    Churchill, Chipping Norton

    Dates

    From:
    2 Apr 2023to25 Sept 2023Various 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…

  17. Add Combe Mill to your Itinerary

    Combe Mill

    Type

    Type:

    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    Blenheim Palace Sawmill, Witney

    Dates

    From:
    18 Mar 2023to31 Oct 2023Various Opening Times

    A 19th century sawmill with rare working steam beam engine and waterwheel. Other small steam engines and model engines. Rural artefacts, visiting craftsmen and working forge

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

    Buscot Park (National Trust)

    Type

    Type:

    National Trust Property

    Faringdon

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2023to30 Sept 2023Various Opening Times

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

  19. Add Burford Tolsey Museum and Archive to your Itinerary

    Burford Tolsey Museum and Archive

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Burford

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

    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.

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

    Chipping Norton Museum of Local History

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Chipping Norton

    Dates

    From:
    19 Mar 2023to31 Oct 2023

    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.

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