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Announcing the Oxfordshire Artweeks Christmas Season 2018

More than 100 artists and designer-makers are preparing for 57 Christmas fairs, pop-up exhibitions and studio events throughout November and December (10th Nov – 9th Dec) as Oxfordshire Artweeks presents its ‘runaway’ Christmas Season at interesting venues across the county. Jewellers, ceramicists, textile artists, painters and photographers, metal sculptors, wood turners, stone carvers, print-makers and…

Oxford Bus Company’s PickMeUp Breaks 30,000 Journeys Mark

More than 30,000 journeys have been made on PickMeUp, the Oxford Bus Company’s ground-breaking on-demand ride-sharing service since it launched. The landmark was broken today (Weds) in the eastern arch of Oxford. More than 12,000 registered users have signed up to the app and completed the journeys since it the service was launched on June…

Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons Celebrates Receiving Top Accolade From Times & Sunday Times Readers

For the sixth year running, Raymond Blanc OBE and his team at the two Michelin starred hotel and restaurant, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, in Oxfordshire have won Best Worldwide Hotel in The Times & Sunday Times Reader Awards. Well into its third decade, Belmond Le Manoir is continuing to surprise and delight guests by…

Introducing IF Oxford: The New Science & Ideas Festival

A new festival, IF Oxford, will take over Oxford city-centre for eleven days in October (12-22 October 2018), building on the legacy of the Oxfordshire Science Festival, with more than 120 events and activities at 20 venues around the city and beyond. Venues include Oxford Town Hall, The Bodleian Library, The Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford University…

Gorseland Hall, the perfect place to stay when visiting the Blenheim Living Crafts Event and New Christmas Market

Plan to do your Christmas shopping and start the Festive Season in style from the comfort of Gorselands Hall’s cosy bed and breakfast. Only 5 miles’ drive away from Blenheim Palace, Gorselands Hall is the perfect place for families, groups of friends or romantic couples to spend a weekend taking in the wonders of the…

The Room with The View

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE IMPENDING COMPLETION OF THIS ICONIC, LUXURY ROOFTOP BEDROOM WITH ITS OWN PRIVATE TERRACE. ROOM 1. ‘The Room With The View’, at the Old Bank Hotel, 92-94 The High, Oxford. Seven years in the making, within the very heart of historic Oxford and after overcoming a myriad of planning issues, we are finally…

JACK Now Oxfordshire’s Number One Commercial Radio Brand

For the first time in its trading history, JACK Oxfordshire (JACKfm, JACK 2 Hits, JACK 3) has achieved an incredible milestone, knocking HEART off the top spot to become the Market Leader in audience share, as confirmed by today’s RAJAR* results. The network has recorded a remarkable 8.5% market share and 869,000 hours, against Heart’s…

F1 Driver Launches New Twizy Tours At Blenheim Palace

Renault Sport Formula One Team Third and Reserve driver Jack Aitken ensured the launch of a brand new interactive electric car tour at Blenheim Palace got off to a flying start this week. The 2018 Reserve Driver for the Renault Sport Formula One Team was test driving a brand new Twizy Tour of the UNESCO…

Oxford Businesses get together to showcase the cities top Heritage Attractions

Oxford Businesses get together to showcase the cities top Heritage Attractions. Another Chapter Turned for Tourism Industry. July 2018 – for immediate release Hawkwell House Hotel in Iffley Village, Oxford is to host some of the industry’s leading tour operators attending the much anticipated Oxford Group Travel Showcase on Monday 12th November. Coordinated by the…

Bi-Annual Blenheim Rally Brings Morgans Sports Cars To Stay At Gorselands Hall

For release: immediately – July 2018 Bi-Annual Blenheim Rally Brings Morgans Sports Cars To Stay At Gorselands Hall Gorselands Hall was delighted to host a handful of Morgan sports car owners out of the thousands of enthusiasts who invaded Blenheim Palace on Sunday 1st July 2018 for the Morgan Bi-Annual Rally. Organised by The Morgan…

Blenheim Palace Voted Best Historical House and Garden

Blenheim Palace has been voted Best Historical House and Garden in the 2018 Group Travel Awards The Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site received the award at a gala ceremony held in London at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel. Blenheim beat off strong competition in the form of Windsor Castle, Chatsworth House and Hampton Court Palace…

A Slice Through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings

Modern Art Oxford and Drawing Room jointly present A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings, a group exhibition that celebrates the sustained power of drawing in the digital age. In an age of mass media, where the rapid proliferation of images leaves many on the verge of digital exhaustion, A Slice through the World…

Well Loved West Oxfordshire B&B Has Been Renovated

At Gorselands Hall, creating a welcoming and warm environment for all its visitors year-round is a priority. In the past year, the owners Lisa and James Smith, have invested in enhancing their guest experience by updating the central communal sitting room in their lovely house. The lounge has been opened up with new glass French…

Easter Trail and New Season Opening

Easter Trail and New season opening 24th March to 15th April We are delighted to announce that the park, gardens and Wonder Woods play park will open from the 24th March. The house will be open from the 1st April. We start the season with another fun-filled Easter Trail designed for younger and older children;…

13% Rise in Visitors to Oxford University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums

Oxford University’s gardens, libraries and museums enjoyed a 13% rise in visitors in 2017, according to the latest figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA). This compares with a 7.3% increase for UK visitor attractions as a whole. More than 3.2 million people visited the University’s six cultural attractions: the Ashmolean Museum, Bodleian…

Cotswold Wildlife Park’s first hand-reared Rhino calf makes her debut.

Belle (pictured above) is the newest addition to the Rhino family at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens. She is the fifth White Rhino to be born at the Burford collection and is Nancy and Monty’s third calf. Belle’s start in life was, however, unlike anything the animal team at the Park had experienced before. Due…

Treat your mother to an unforgettable experience

February 2018: Mothers are well known for looking after everyone else, so it’s sometimes difficult to think about how to thank them for all they do.  When it comes to Mother’s Day this year, it is the perfect excuse to introduce her to the finer things in life. Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire…

Launch of new Japanese Garden course with renowned landscaper, Robert Ketchell – Summer 2018

Make your garden a sanctuary at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons It would be difficult to find a poet who hasn’t opined on the changing seasons, it is equally relevant for gardeners, be they amateur or professional, who wait with eager anticipation for the first signs that the earth is thawing. Raymond Blanc OBE is…

An Affair to Remember

What’s new in 2018 for Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons 2018 is the year of discovery for Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons with the launch of a host of new cookery courses alongside a variety of handpicked and unique events, paired with extraordinary dining and gardening experiences – courtesy of the Raymond Blanc Gardening School…

OCG’s 2017 flagship exhibition in Woodstock rides the crest of the wave

The Oxfordshire Museum is currently hosting the Oxfordshire craft Guild’s annual flagship event, and their exhibition included a huge variety of gifts for Christmas pairing traditional quality craftsmanship and contemporary design in many media. From the array, judges Joanna Simons CBE of Experience Oxfordshire, and previous Chief Executive of Oxfordshire County Council; Joanna Foster CBE…

Cotswold Wildlife Park welcomes White Rhino calf to the “crash”.

Cotswold Wildlife Park is celebrating the birth of a White Rhino calf. The newborn male, named Alan, is the newest additions to the “crash” (the collective noun for a group of Rhinos) at the Burford collection. It’s been a remarkable few years for the Rhino family. After almost forty years of hoping the Rhinos would…