Not many people visiting the area can resist the University City of Oxford famous for its dreaming spires
and seat of learning. The setting of the world famous “Inspector Morse” and latterly “Lewis and
Endeavour” crime thrillers the former being written by Colin Dexter a local resident only adds to the rich
tapestry Oxford has to offer its visitors. Even if you only have a short stay look out for the world famous
Bodleian Library or take in a visit to Christchurch College or the Sheldonian Theatre. Carfax Tower in the
very centre of Oxfords shopping centre is well worth a visit and if you can manage the steps the view
from the roof is breathtaking.
Home of the Duke of Marlborough the palace and grounds are the epitome of our English heritage. Set in
the heart of Oxfordshire and within 3 miles of the Highwayman, Blenheim was the home of World War II
Prime Minister Winston Churchill whose grave can be found in the small village church at Bladon, the
village nestles close to the estate. Complete with garden centre and extensive water features Blenheim is
now home to The Game Fair and of course the International Horse trials. Also used as a summer open air
concert venue few people that have visited leave unimpressed by the pure splendour of the buildings and
The Oxford Canal
Adjacent to the hotels beer garden runs the Southern section of the Oxford Canal. Take a walk along its
meandering towpath and to the north you will soon come across the canal side village of Thrupp neatly
set along its banks, Thrupp offers residency to more boat owners than houses and still maintains a British
Waterways maintenance depot today.
Oxford can be easily reached by the towpath if you set off in a southerly direction. The canal runs directly
into the very heart of the city offering links to the Thames at Dukes Cut or alternatively via a swing
bridge close to the city centre in Hythe Bridge Street. It’s a three hour walk there and back but the views
from the canal over Oxfordshire's fields and woodlands are outstanding.
If your not certain about what or to see, or where to go why not consider the services of a Tour Guide, we
will with your help create and design an excursion that will fit you needs and your pocket. Ask a staff
member or please contact us early so as not to be disappointed.
The nearest Rail station is Oxford Parkway less than a mile back through Kidlington, trains run direct to
London Marylebone or alternatively Oxford City station (5 miles) offers a direct route to London
Up to the road and turn right into Banbury Road, within 200 yards of the Pub opposite the Co-op shop is
a bus stop. Virtually all buses heading south go into Oxford, with a service that runs every 15 minutes.
https://city.oxfordbus.co.uk/timetables - Kdlington to Oxford Timetable
If its Woodstock your heading for, turn left and left again into Langford Lane. In about 200 yards you will
find the Bus stop adjacent to the Oxford Motor Park.
https://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables - Kidlington to Woodstock Timetable
We use a couple of local firms both of which are fully conversant with our location. However these are
not multi car operators so if you have deadlines to meet it would pay to book in advance. Ask for a
number at Reception.