North Oxfordshire offers rich rewards for its visitors. Centred in the valley of the river Cherwell, with the Oxford Canal alongside, there are landscapes of beautiful countryside with picturesque villages and the market towns of Banbury and Bicester to explore. Plus there’s the luxury shopping centre, Bicester Village.

Follow the River Cherwell through the north of the county, with pretty villages built from the richly coloured local Hornton ironstone, the market towns of Banbury and Bicester, plus welcoming pubs and blissfully quiet walking trails.

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Easily accessible via bus or train, visit Bicester Village, on the edge of the historic market town of Bicester. The luxury brand retail outlet is home to more than 160 boutiques of world-famous brands – including Soho Home, Charlotte Tilbury, Manolo Blahnik, Mulberry, Smythson, Vivienne Westwood and more.

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Accommodation

Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa is a four-star resort set amongst acres of beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.

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Self-catering. Set on a working farm, Grange Farm offers five dog-friendly cottages converted from original Victorian barns.

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Self-catering. Snaptrip offers a great range of places to stay from cosy cottages to luxury stately homes in Oxfordshire.

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Food and drink

A totally unique experience, bringing together the very best street food, craft beer, independent retail, events and pop-ups to the heart of Banbury.

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Shop local

Bicester Village is a luxury shopping destination home to more than 160 designer boutiques.

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Sky Wave Gin is a boutique distillery located at the beautiful Bicester Heritage and offers gin distillery experiences.

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Hook Norton Brewery is one of 32 family-owned breweries and the finest example of a Victorian Tower Brewery in the country.

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Attractions

Bicester Heritage is UK’s only hub of motoring excellence based on a unique former RAF site.

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Broughton Castle is an ironstone manor house located in Banbury and the family home of the 21st Lord and Lady Saye & Sele.

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Finest Hour provides unforgettable flying experiences to discover Oxfordshire’s beautiful countryside.

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The Oxfordshire Walks app showcases 200+ walks such as Thrupp, Heyford and Banbury.

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The Carter Company’s cycling, walking and touring holidays give the chance to discover hidden gems and local secrets.

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