Aug 23 2019

The Remnants of Summer

This September we recommend a perambulation through Oxford’s art spaces where you’ll find gardens of gentle charm and bold colour as summer draws to a close, a surprising throwback to a rural past and a look ahead to what the future may hold. Explore first, perhaps, the hidden gardens and artist studio of Kieran Stiles,…

Aug 23 2019

Cotswold Storks Take Flight Over West Sussex

A group of 24 juvenile White Storks bred at Cotswold Wildlife Park have been released at the Knepp rewilding project in West Sussex as part of an initiative to restore populations of the species in Southern England. The last definitive record of a pair of wild Storks successfully breeding in Britain was in 1416. The…

Aug 21 2019

Lightning Stripes: Cotswold Wildlife Park celebrates birth of Chapman’s Zebra foal

Cotswold Wildlife Park has welcomed the latest addition to the Chapman’s Zebra family – an energetic female foal who has been attracting the attention of visitors with her incredible speed. When she was just a few days old, the newborn was galloping around the paddock and her lively outbursts were caught on camera. Watch the…

Aug 20 2019

Helen and Douglas House Nominate Oxford Castle & Prison for Local Business Charity Award

Oxford Castle & Prison has been nominated for this year’s Jelf Award in Local Business Charity Awards for its support for terminally ill children.   Known mostly as a tourist attraction, the 1000 year-old landmark in the heart of Oxford is now a lively venue whose management utilises its historic surroundings not only for business, but…

Aug 19 2019

How to plan a road trip in Oxfordshire

This blog post was written by Trip 101. Trip101 is a travel media platform providing destination guides and recommendations on where to stay. We are supported by a community of travel enthusiasts and travel writers. You can find us at https://trip101.com.   Oxford is extremely pretty and a must-see for most tourists and travellers when they stop…

Aug 16 2019

Discover Oxford’s Hidden Treasures at Open Doors Weekend

Heritage lovers will have the opportunity to discover hidden worlds and previously undiscovered treasures right on their doorstep; Oxford Preservation Trust is linking up with Oxford University, its colleges and other organisations for the Open Doors festival next month. The conservation charity, which celebrated their 90th anniversary in 2017, is putting together an extensive programme for…

Aug 16 2019

10 Millionth MINI Built as Brand Celebrates 60th Year

As MINI continues to celebrate its 60th anniversary, the brand has achieved a new feat as the ten millionth MINI produced globally since 1959 rolled off the assembly line.   The landmark car – a MINI 60 Years Anniversary Edition – was built on July 24th 2019 at MINI Plant Oxford and took pride of…

Aug 16 2019

Hook Norton Brewery: Celebrating 170 Years of Beer

Hook Norton Brewery is celebrating 170 years of beer and brewing with a host of special events in September giving people the opportunity to get a unique insight into brewing the Hooky way and of course sample their range of award winning and special one off anniversary ales.   September Wednesday 11th – Open Tap…

Aug 15 2019

New Christmas Market at Blenheim Palace

Visit the only Christmas Market held at a Palace this Christmas!   From 22 November – 15 December Blenheim Palace’s Great Court will be transformed into a seasonal market showcasing a range of festive treats from around 50 designer-makers and artisan food and drink producers in cosy, traditional wooden chalets.   Taking place beneath the…

Aug 15 2019

The Big Summer Weekend with Bicester Village

This August, Bicester Village and The Gentleman’s Journal co-hosted the ‘Big Summer Weekend’ – taking guests on a journey of magic and wonder into the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside.   Attendees included a mixture of creatives, musicians, actors and actresses, socialites, and TV personalities. Seeing the likes of, Games of Throne Actress Maisie Williams,…

Aug 15 2019

World Beer Awards Delight for Hook Norton Brewery

Hook Norton Brewery has had it’s range of beers recognised in two prestigious award competitions. In the World Beer Awards 2019, Hook Norton Brewery has repeated it’s success from last year with Red Rye once more being voted the United Kingdom’s Best Rye Beer. These global awards select and judge the very best in international…

Aug 15 2019

Celebrating the Arrival of ‘The Modist’ with its First Ever Pop-Up at Bicester Village this Summer

Great news for fashion lovers this summer – from 12 August to 24 September, leading modest fashion ecommerce site The Modist the will open its first ever European pop-up at Bicester Village.   The Modist is the first global online destination for luxury modest fashion, dedicated to women who like to express their style in a contemporary, fashionable yet…

Aug 15 2019

Global Wedding Venue: Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

Blenheim Palace is a global wedding destination suited to the ultimate luxury celebration. The Baroque Palace and 2,000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped estate is available to hire, making it perfect for couples looking to celebrate in an unrivalled setting.   Built in the 18th Century to honour the military victories of the First Duke…

Aug 15 2019

New for 2019: Alice in the Palace

Enter the magical world of Alice in Wonderland as part of an enchanting new daytime experience at Blenheim Palace this Christmas (22 November 2019 – 5 January 2020).   Step between the pages of a larger-than-life storybook and into your very own festive family adventure as you venture through the looking glass.   Wander down…

Aug 15 2019

City Sightseeing Oxford Recognised for 20 Years of Open-Top Tours

City Sightseeing Oxford was recognised at an international industry event for being one of the founder members of the global tour network, as it marked its 20-year anniversary.   Owned by the Oxford Bus Company, City Sightseeing Oxford, is part of a global network of operators which provide open-top tours in more than 100 locations…

Aug 15 2019

Two Trains Running at Oxford Playhouse

Royal & Derngate and English Touring Theatre’s production of August Wilson’s Two Trains Running, directed by Nancy Medina, comes to Oxford Playhouse from Tuesday 24 to Saturday 28 September 2019.   It is Pittsburgh, 1969. There’s a controversial new president in the White House, and racial tensions are on the rise. The regulars of Memphis…

Aug 15 2019

Macbeth at Oxford Playhouse

The Watermill Theatre takes its bold and highly acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth to Oxford Playhouse from Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 September.   Playing side-by-side, Artistic Director Paul Hart’s visceral production is presented by the Newbury-based theatre’s celebrated resident Shakespeare company, The Watermill Ensemble, whose previous successes have also included Romeo and Juliet and…

Aug 15 2019

Posh at Oxford Playhouse

A new production of Olivier Award winning writer Laura Wade’s critically acclaimed dark comedy Posh, starring Tyger Drew-Honey (TV’s Outnumbered), opens at Oxford Playhouse on Tuesday 3 September.   Oxford’s prestigious and red-blooded Riot Club are back, but this time on one condition. They must behave. Keep it out of the Daily Mail. Preserve the…

Aug 15 2019

Dolce & Gabbana’s First UK Wedding Dress Goes on Display at Blenheim Palace

The first British bridal gown to have been designed by Dolce & Gabbana has gone on display at Blenheim Palace.   The historic dress was created for Camilla Thorp, now Lady Blandford, for her wedding to childhood sweetheart Lord George Blandford, heir to the Duke of Marlborough, in September last year. The dress, which is…

Aug 15 2019

Paintings and Portraiture at Blenheim Palace

Discover 300 years of history and heritage at Blenheim Palace as you view their stunning collection of paintings and portraiture in the State Rooms and Private Apartments.   Home to the Dukes of Marlborough since 1704, the UNESCO World Heritage Site was a gift from Queen Anne, and a grateful nation following victory at the…

Aug 13 2019

10 Oxfordshire attractions named among UK’s top sights by Lonely Planet!