Apr 28 2017

Introducing The Raymond Blanc Gardening School at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons – Launching July 2017

(24 April 2017) Raymond Blanc has always said that the gardens at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons are as much a part of the excellence as the food served there. Guests who visit Belmond Le Manoir always head to the kitchen garden, a magnificent two-acre vegetable and herb scape producing over 90 types of vegetables…

Apr 28 2017

BLENHEIM PALACE WINS GREAT CHINA WELCOME AWARD

Blenheim Palace has won national recognition for its positive approach to welcoming visitors from China. The Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site was presented with the GREAT China Welcome award at VisitEngland’s prestigious Awards for Excellence event held at the Hilton Waldorf Hotel in London on Monday. The GREAT China welcome programme aims to make Britain…

Apr 26 2017

Faringdon’s Blackbird Day – sing a song of sixpence!

On Saturday May 20th Faringdon is celebrating Blackbird Day, an annual arts event and market, which celebrates the town’s historical link to the famous nursery rhyme ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’, which was allegedly written for Henry James Pye (1745-1813), Faringdon’s very own Poet Laureate. According to several accounts, Pye’s poetry was often subject to…

Apr 26 2017

New to Conference@OxfordSaid

New Building from Conference@OxfordSaid The Garden Room is a brand new addition to the main building at Park End Street, which enjoys lovely views of the private gardens via the floor to ceiling windows. Dining is available for 60 delegates for any function including corporate Christmas parties.   For further information please contact The Conference…

Apr 25 2017

Guides for Brides Wedding Fair at Eynsham Hall

Guides for Brides Wedding Fair Monday 29th May 2017 Come along to the Guides for Brides Wedding Fair.  Doors open from 11.00am – 3.00pm. The Wedding Fair is an ideal opportunity to meet with suppliers and view Eynsham Hall and their beautiful grounds. Entrance is free and every bride receives an exclusive information pack. Their Wedding Co-ordinators…

Apr 25 2017

May Day and Bank Holiday Weekend

A busy weekend in the Oxfordshire calendar, the first bank holiday of May see’s businesses and venues across the county opening their doors to the greet the public with a warm Spring welcome. From May Day celebrations dancing with Morris Men, to jousting on the lawn of Blenheim Palace, the bank holiday promises to bring…

Apr 25 2017

Day Delegate Rate at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is renowned for outstanding cuisine, faultless attention to detail and offering guests an unsurpassed service. As the spring season approaches, the team has created a new corporate package for those wishing to escape to the Oxfordshire countryside.  Corporate delegates can use the private dining area at Belmond Le Manoir, La…

Apr 24 2017

Palace Hosts Charity Dinner for Children’s Hospice

David Cameron and Jeremy Clarkson will be among the guest speakers at a charity dinner at Blenheim Palace to raise funds for a local children’s and young adults’ hospice. Held in the Palace’s Great Hall and Saloon on May 4th, the charity event will include a silent auction and live music and aims to raise…

Apr 24 2017

CELEBRATING THE OLD AND THE NEW

Hook Norton Brewery will be celebrating the old and the new at their Open Tap evening on Wednesday 10th May 6pm – 9pm. Celebrating 40 years since it was first brewed, Old Hooky 4.6%, will be the star attraction. Fruity and full bodied this beer is a consistent and quality cornerstone of their core range….

Apr 21 2017

Nadiya’s British Food Adventure – In Conversation with Nadiya Hussain at Oxford Playhouse

Wednesday 19 July 2017 In this very special event, Britain’s favourite Bake Off winner, Nadiya Hussain, will be in conversation with Barney Desmazery, Senior Food Editor at BBC Good Food Magazine. Having captured the heart of the nation with her warmth and charisma as well as her unique approach to flavours, Nadiya will talk about…

Apr 20 2017

Top 10 Private Dining Venues in Oxfordshire

For something a little more special, explore one of the many excellent private dining venues in Oxfordshire. The Ashmolean Museum The Ashmolean Museum has multiple venues available to cater for different private dining occasions. Small, intimate and elegant dinners can be organised in The Boardroom. A larger venue option is the Ashmolean Dining room, which…

Apr 19 2017

Free Day Meetings at Heythrop Park

Free Day Meetings School’s out! but meetings are in! Join Heythrop Park this May Half Term or during the Summer School Holidays for a meeting and your day meeting will be on them!* Looking to hold or place a conference or meeting to take place between 29th May – 2nd June or between 21st July –…

Apr 13 2017

What’s on in Oxfordshire this Easter

Celebrate Easter by exploring the delights that Oxfordshire has to offer this Bank Holiday. Enjoy the occasion with friends and family by discovering the wonderful range of diverse activities and events that the county has in store over the Easter holidays, in many of its key attractions. Visit one of Oxfordshire’s most frequented attractions; Blenheim…

Apr 11 2017

Top 10 Visitor Questions

At the Oxford Visitor Information Centre we receive a wide range of people with an equally wide range of questions. Here are our top frequently asked questions to prepare you for your next visit. Where is Oxford University and how can we visit it? The University of Oxford, to give it its proper name, is…

Apr 11 2017

The habits of Oxford holidaymakers

Holidaymakers from Oxford are more prepared for their holidays than any other British tourist, packing for every eventuality – come rain or shine. According to research from travel price comparison website, TravelSupermarket into Brits’ holiday habits, almost a third (31 per cent) of Oxford residents admit to taking an umbrella on holiday and two fifths…

Apr 04 2017

Launch of augmented reality project is set to bring new life to the Bodleian Library

Oxford is one of twelve of England’s historic cities which have collaborated to develop an innovative augmented reality (AR) product that is set to bring heritage to life. The ground-breaking new AR experience launched on March 31st to celebrate English Tourism Week. It consists of an app and videos that transports the user back in…

Apr 03 2017

Experience Oxfordshire launches new Visitor and Partner websites

Experience Oxfordshire has unveiled two new websites. This substantial investment has delivered two completely revised websites that feature a new design, content and user friendly navigation. The new visitor website aims to inspire and inform prospective visitors about all there is to see and do in the county. New features include the option to save…