Destination guide

The historical area of Oxfordshire awaits your stay

Take a holiday to Oxfordshire and enjoy the area's museums, history and cathedral. This cosmopolitan city is known for its university setting, architecture and shopping. For a bit of culture, visit Ashmolean Museum, Pitts Rivers Museum or Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Oxfordshire

Do you want to find attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Oxfordshire a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hinksey Heights Golf Course (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Southfield Golf Club (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Frilford Heath Golf Club (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • West Witney Sports and Social Club (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Witney Lakes Golf Course (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Bicester Golf and Country Club (10 mi / 16 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Oxfordshire

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Oxfordshire is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Christ Church Meadows (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • University Botanic Gardens (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Waterperry Gardens (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Rousham House and Gardens (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Thames Path (14.3 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Lardon Chase - the Holies and Lough Down (18.2 mi / 29.3 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Oxfordshire

Fly into Oxford (OXF), the closest airport, located 4.6 mi (7.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into London (LTN-Luton), which is 41.1 mi (66.2 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Oxford Station, Oxford Parkway Station and Witney Hanborough Station are the main stations in the area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Oxfordshire?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Oxfordshire. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Oxford: 382 holiday rentals
  • Reading: 377 holiday rentals
  • Chipping Norton: 925 holiday rentals
  • Burford: 623 holiday rentals
  • Swerford: 268 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Oxfordshire! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Oxfordshire?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Oxfordshire with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Oxford: 382 holiday homes
  • Reading: 377 holiday homes
  • Chipping Norton: 925 holiday homes
  • Burford: 623 holiday homes
  • Swerford: 268 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Oxfordshire?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Oxfordshire are:

  • Brize Norton Airport (BZZ): 1,319 holiday houses
  • Kidlington Airport (OXF): 883 holiday houses
  • Northampton (ORM-Sywell Aerodrome): 161 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Oxfordshire?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Oxfordshire. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Reading Twyford Station: 501 holiday rentals
  • Chipping Norton Charlbury Station: 1,245 holiday rentals
  • Christ Church Cathedral: 577 holiday rentals
  • Cotswolds Woollen Weavers: 1,255 holiday rentals
  • Oxfordshire Museum: 959 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Oxfordshire listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.