Jul 31 2017

Abingdon to Oxford along the Thames Tow Path

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing”. So said the Water Rat in Kenneth Grahame’s classic book – The Wind in the Willows. Well I’d like to add to that. Walking beside a beautiful river is a…

Jul 17 2017

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons named BEST HOTEL IN THE COUNTRY

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons has been named as the best hotel in the country by the UK’s leading hoteliers. The five-red-AA-star, 32-bedroom property in Oxfordshire was voted number one on the Hoteliers’ Hotels Top 100 list, unveiled by The Caterer and Sky last night. Compiled by the UK’s leading hoteliers and verified by some…

Jul 06 2017

New Playpark at Didcot Railway Centre to be Officially Opened

For a long period of time, management at Didcot Railway Centre have wanted to have an appropriately themed playpark at the Centre. This has now come to fruition, and the new railway themed playpark is to be formally opened by former Didcot Mayor, Scott Wilgrove on Sunday 9 July at 1200. As Mayor of Didcot…

Jul 03 2017

Oxford Visitor Information Centre Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Recognised for its high level of customer service, Oxford Visitor Information Centre has recently been awarded TripAdvisor’s prestigious 2017 Certificate of Excellence. An award given to top performing businesses in the hospitality sector, this accolade contributes to awards that Experience Oxfordshire’s Visitor Information Centre has received in the past, and demonstrates how much of a…

Jul 03 2017

From Birds to the Big Blue Yonder

Image: Annabelle Shelton As the summer holiday is upon us, there’s a bright and cheerful mood to the exhibitions across the county. In the Turrill Sculpture Garden’s Summer Exhibition in Oxford’s Summertown (tucked away behind the library on South Parade), there’s a celebration of life and the countryside in summer  with a flurry of life-size birds…