The Highwayman Hotel

249 Banbury Road, Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1BF

For Reservations Call 01865 377388




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.

Blenheim Palace

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 grounds.

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.

Guided Tours

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.

Public Transport

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 Paddington

Oxford Buses

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

Woodstock Buses

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

Taxis Service

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.

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Attractions within the city of Oxford

Oxford is of course, world famous for its prestigious universities which are housed in beautiful buildings throughout the city, many of them that you can visit. Historical landmarks include Carfax Tower, Radcliffe Camera, Clarendon Building and the Saxon Tower of St Michael at the North Gate. If you are a lover of books Oxford is home to the highly respected Oxford University Press and Blackwell’s bookstore.

As you would expect from a major English city there is plenty of Arts and Culture to be accessed in the form of the Ashmolean Museum, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Science Oxford Live and the Museum of the History of Science. See plays and shows at The Oxford Playhouse, Burton Taylor Theatre, New Theatre and the Pegasus Theatre. Sporting activities within Oxford including punting and ice-skating. Outdoor spaces include University Park, Florence Park and Cutteslowe Park.

The Highwayman Hotel

249 Banbury Road
Oxford OX5 1BF

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