Exploring Oxfordshire’s top heritage sites

Make the most of your Oxfordshire holiday by seeing some of the sights!

Exploring Oxfordshire’s top heritage sites

Katy on Apr 27, 2016

Oxfordshire is brimming with locations made famous by television, previous historical events or from photographs. We give you a selection of the ten must see heritage sites available to visit during your stay in Oxfordshire.

Stonor Park

Located within the regatta town of Henley-on-Thames, Stonor Park is one of the oldest family homes still lived in today. Meander through rooms of famous art pieces and artifacts or take a wander in the sweeping grounds.

Christ Church

Also mirroring as a college, Christ Church invites you to view incomparable traditional Tudor architecture. As well as its famous construction, the Great Hall is an eye opener, made popular by Harry, Ron and Hermione.

University of Oxford Botanic Garden

Just 10 minutes from Christ Church, is the Oxford Botanic Garden, surrounded by herbaceous borders, a diverse collection of plant life and a history dating back to 1621.

Blenheim Palace

Situated within Woodstock, Blenheim Palace boasts of being the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill as well as its vast grounds spanning 2100 acres of beautiful parkland. Visit for hand-painted ceilings, porcelain collections and a top cream tea!

St Mary the Virgin Church

Formed in 1280, St Mary’s church holds many historical happenings worth viewing. Peaceful and inspiring, the 90 foot tower gives a view of the external galley and stunning views over the city.

Kelmscott Manor

Kelmscott Manor was the family retreat of William Morris in the 19th century. His passion for art is reflected within the home, showing original tapestries and collections created specifically for the Morris family. Stop at the adjoining café for a light lunch.

Ashmolean Museum

Renowned for its collection of European and Oriental paintings, the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford offers a cultured afternoon admiring ceramics and artefacts from many different countries.

Saxon Tower of St Michael

Dating back to the 1040’s, the tower is available for a climb to the spire, displaying views of Oxford. Not only is it a haven for views, but the church itself features history from Shakespeare and King Charles. Learn why today!

Broughton Castle

Situated near Banbury, Broughton Castle invites you to observe its honey-bricked stature. Recognised from many television programmes and films, the fortified manor house has attached gardens to stroll, a tearoom to dine in and many stunning sights to see.

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

Take a walk through time to experience the war through photographs. Combining unseen military heritage with community projects, the museum offers events, arts and crafts and family history days.

There are plenty of memorable things to do in Oxfordshire, so make the most of your surroundings by choosing a nearby holiday cottage.

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