Only in Oxfordshire!
Make a break for Oxfordshire, a county of compelling contrasts. Home to a city of dreaming spires, historic market towns and villages of honey-coloured homes.
Enjoy its cosy pubs and tiny tea rooms, global street food and farm shop favourites. Spend autumn nights in delightful accommodation, tucked away in towns, valleys and vale. And days wandering along winding waterways or rambling over rolling hills.
Experience the grandeur of stunning stately homes or go on a spree in its contemporary shopping centres. Relax on a riverboat or with a spot of retail therapy. Find local producers and artisans, timeless markets and bustling high streets. Make time for amazing museums and walking tours and round off your evenings with magical music and theatre.
Only in Oxfordshire. Not far from home, but a world away.
Your next short break in Oxfordshire
Plan your travels
Travelling to Oxfordshire couldn’t be easier. It’s not far from anywhere, and near to everything! London and Birmingham are less than 50 miles away and the historic locations of Stonehenge, Roman Bath, Warwick Castle, and Shakepeare’s Stratford are nearer still.
Take the train and discover Oxfordshire’s valleys and villages with Chiltern Railways and GWR. Take the road and cruise over the Chilterns for sky-wide vistas. Jump onto the county’s brilliant buses – Stagecoach 233 will take you from magnificent Blenheim Palace in Woodstock to medieval Burford in an hour or catch Oxford Bus Company’s River Rapids X39/X40 in Oxford to explore the delights of South Oxfordshire.
With a well-established Park&Ride, efficient coach and rail services, sight-seeing tours, river boats for hire or tour, regular local bus services, cycle-hire and car hire, Oxfordshire is well connected.
However you arrive here, your journey’s just begun.
The ‘Visitor Economy Renaissance Programme (VERP)’ is a £1.64 million programme of activity, led by OxLEP to assist the recovery of Oxfordshire’s visitor economy. It is supported through funding secured by OxLEP via the government’s Contain Outbreak Management Fund, and aims to back the sector’s ongoing re-emergence from Covid-19 through a variety of positive interventions that will help Oxfordshire businesses remain competitive, embrace innovation, and be more resilient. This marketing campaign is a key part of the programme to help to achieve the overall aim to ‘attract visitors and ensure that Oxford and Oxfordshire maintain its position as one of the UK’s most desirable visitor destinations for local, national, and international visitors, with a focus on attracting value from all visitors and encouraging green and sustainable tourism and practices’.
For further information on the wider VERP programme – Visitor Economy Renaissance Programme | OxLEP (oxfordshirelep.com)