Oxfordshire

William Morris at Kelmscott Manor: Life’s rich tapestry

William Morris's idyllic Cotswold retreat has reopened after a three-year renovation. We step inside to uncover the stories and scandals of Kelmscott Manor Words by Henrietta Easton A sunny day in June was the ideal time...

7 ways to follow in Harper Lee’s footsteps at Oxford University

The author of To Kill a Mockingbird embarked on her writing career after attending an Oxford University summer school. Is an Oxford summer experience the inspiration you need to start your writing career? SPONSORED POST In...

Oxford’s Story Museum is open at last

The pandemic is a challenge that the newly opened Story Museum in Oxford have overcome with creativity. Who said social distancing can't be fun? The magic begins the moment you step into the enchanted Portal...
The Manor Country House Hotel

The Manor Country House Hotel review

Visiting The Manor Country House Hotel is like walking into a National Trust property where you can touch the furniture Shop – then drop Grade II-listed Weston Manor dates back to the 13thcentury. Built in mellow...
Henley Regatta. Credit: Visit Britain/Peter Beavis

What’s on in Britain in July

We can't always rely on the British weather, but even when the sun doesn't shine we've rounded up the best spots to put you in a summertime mood Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire Situated in a beautiful area of...
Highclere Castle. Creative Commons

Britain’s most spectacular stately homes

As these photos show, we have some gorgeous grand houses in Britain, from giants such as Blenheim Palace, Chatsworth and Highclere Castle to lesser-known gems From Downton fantasies to dreams of Mr Darcy, nothing captures...
Worcester College

Your essential guide to Oxford

The university city in southeast England is easy to explore on foot and is a hub of museums, galleries and historic buildings  Getting there Oxford is about 50 miles (90km) from London. If you drive, use...

7 best places for afternoon tea in the Cotswolds

From the best cucumber sandwiches to the daintiest cakes, we've picked some of the most charming spots in the Cotswolds for the most British of pastimes Afternoon tea originated in the Victorian era as a way...
Henley festival

Stars line up for Henley Festival

World-famous performers set to wow crowds at the UK’s most glamorous boutique festival at Henley on Thames.
St Mary's Church, Bampton, was the setting for many key Downton Abbey scenes. credit: Martyn Ferry 2015/Getty Images

Dreams of Downton: gorgeous photos of Oxfordshire

With thatched cottages, medieval manor houses and cosy inns a plenty, rural England doesn't get much lovelier than the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, so it’s little wonder it was chosen as the backdrop to much of...
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