Oxfordshire has some of the most beautiful and the most historic places to see in England and is within easy reach from London. Oxford is one off the best known University cities in the world and is a real community of academia. Walk through the main streets and see the beautiful Magdalen and Jesus Colleges, and see the Bodelian Library.
The beautiful quads in Christ Church College and at Trinity are simply stunning. Spend time at the Pitt Rivers Museum and walk along the River Thames. Visiting Oxford at the May Ball time or at graduation is a sight to see.
Near Oxford the stately home of Blenheim Palace at Woodstock and home to the Churchills is highly recommended as a visit and at Bicester visit the Shopping Outlet Centre for some designer bargains.
Part of Oxfordshire leads into the Cotswolds and there are a number of beautiful villages and market towns such as Chipping Norton and Burford which are delightful to explore.
At Henley on Thames the Regatta is an annual event and part of English tradition. Witney is the largest market town in the Cotswolds and the home of the Prime Minister. It has a beautiful historic centre and Cogges Manor Farm Museum which dates from the thirteenth century. Near Burford the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens will delight families.
There are a number of excellent walks in the Oxfordshire countryside which includes the Thames Path, and some good cycling routes. One of the more popular activities is to hire a Classic Car for the day and drive around the Oxfordshire countryside. Many people take a boat up and down the Thames and with small towns like Abingdon and Henley there is a lot to see and do en route. Oxfordshire is a popular visitor destination and has a lot to choose from within the county.