Sep 29 2022

Experience Oxfordshire welcomes news of a VAT-free shopping scheme for international visitors to the UK

Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation for the county, has welcomed the plan, announced as part of the government’s recent mini-budget, to introduce a new scheme allowing international visitors to reclaim the cost of VAT on their purchases. Hayley Beer-Gamage, CEO, said: “In the highly competitive global tourism marketplace, retail is a key incentive for…

Sep 29 2022

Autumn What’s On at Blenheim Palace

A line up of exciting events awaits visitors to Blenheim Palace this autumn season with activities to engage all ages. From celebrating harvest with Autumn Fest to lighting up the night sky on all hallows eve there is lots to do at the UNESCO World Heritage Site this October and onwards. Autumn colours adorn the…

Sep 28 2022

Oxfordshire couple to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, returning to the Westgate Center to display their 23ft ocean rowing boat on the 1st and 2nd October.

In 4 months time, local couple Rosalind Chaston and Andy Hodgson will depart to row 3,000 nautical miles entirely unassisted across the Atlantic Ocean. They’ve branded their challenge, “Atlantic Escapade”. Home for the duration will be an ocean rowing boat, measuring just 7 metres from bow to stern. They will be carrying all of their…

Sep 27 2022

Strategic Marketing Campaigns Commissioned –to support Oxfordshire’s visitor economy – announced by county’s Local Enterprise Partnership

A series of targeted marketing campaigns to promote Oxford and Oxfordshire have been commissioned with both Experience Oxfordshire and Cotswolds Tourism securing contracts to deliver the nine campaigns. The overall focus will be to reattract visitors, supporting an increase in footfall, engagement and resilience across key visitor economy destinations and experiences – particularly during off…

Sep 26 2022

Halloween at Blenheim Palace promises a fright night for all the family during October half term

Creepy corpses and neon cobwebs are among chilling new installations at the immersive trail Halloween at Blenheim Palace next month.   The illuminated trail, which casts the beautiful gardens in a spectacularly eerie light, runs from 21-31 October 2022 and enables family and friends to wander from one ghostly space to another.   The corpses…

Sep 22 2022

Knoops kicks off hot chocolate season with a pumpkin spice hot chocolate

Cult chocolate drink brand mixes natural spices to create a warming beverage for Autumn months. Knoops, the UK’s first dedicated chocolate drinks brand, is launching a delicious and naturally spiced Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate (8oz, £4.45) and Limited Edition Toffee Apple Marshmallow (£1.50) in-store to celebrate the start of hot chocolate season, available from the…

Sep 22 2022

Awe-inspiring Autumn Colours at Blenheim Palace

Autumnal colours make Blenheim Palace a must-see destination for nature lovers this season. The Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site is famed for its dazzling natural displays of yellow, orange and ochre leaves across the 2,000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped Parkland. Visitors can enjoy the natural splendour of the ‘finest view in England’ in all…

Sep 21 2022

Bus Operators back World Car Free Day

Oxfordshire residents are being encouraged to take the bus on World Car Free Day 2022 on Thursday September 22. Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel are taking part in the global initiative which aims to ease congestion and improve air quality by promoting mass transit, cycling and walking to motorists as alternative methods of travel….

Sep 16 2022

Bus services to operate reduced timetables on day of Queen’s Funeral

Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel will operate a reduced service on Monday, the Public Holiday for the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.   Both bus operators will provide a Sunday service across all timetables. Its customer services and Oxford travel shops will also operate to amended hours. Customer services and the Gloucester Green…

Sep 08 2022

Have your say on ‘masterplan’ for future of Oxford’s Covered Market

Oxford City Council is seeking views from local people on a proposed ‘masterplan’ to update Oxford’s historic Covered Market for the 21st Century. A period of public consultation is open from 10 September until 19 October 2022. These views will be used by the Council to refine the draft masterplan, which sets out proposals for…

Sep 05 2022

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Sep 05 2022

‘Believe,’ Returns to Westgate Oxford

‘Believe’, the enchanted Christmas experience, is returning to Westgate Oxford with tickets set to go on sale next week. The wondrous Christmas grotto launched at Westgate Oxford for the first time in 2021 and, due to popular demand, is set to make a return this year. ‘Believe’ will open from Thursday 1st December, right up…