Distance: 8.03 miles
Home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace is the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and a World Heritage Site. Blenheim Palace was in fact a gift from Queen Anne and a grateful nation to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, following his famous victory at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704. When visiting you can explore the gilded State Rooms, which house one of the finest collections of furniture and artwork in Europe, and the fascinating visitor experience, ‘Blenheim Palace: The Untold Story’. The Churchill Exhibition includes the room where Sir Winston Churchill was also born in 1874. Surrounded by over 2,000 acres of landscaped parkland, the great lake, and beautiful formal gardens, offers an unforgettable day out for all.
Bicester Designer Outlet
Distance: 13.83 miles
Approximately half an hour away, take A40 towards Oxford then A34 towards M40 and then on towards Bicester. This really is a designer outlet, with Versace, Ralph Lauren, DKNY and Paul Smith to name a few. Styled as a New Englandvillage, some amazing bargains can be found here.
Cotswold Wildlife Park
Distance: 12.77 miles
Close to Burford, this wildlife park has all sorts of animals living in relative freedom from rhinos to penguins. The park also has a farmyard area where animals can be petted as well as a narrow gauge railway which is available at an extra charge
Crocodiles of the World
Distance: 9.28 miles
As the UK's only crocodile zoo, see more than 80 crocodiles, alligators and caimans. Not only do we have one of the most comprehensive collections of crocdilian species in Europe, our zoo is home to monitor lizards, snakes, iguanas, turtles, tortoises, fish and more.
Highlights include, underwater viewing enclosure, hatchling and incubation enclosures, feeding displays and your chance to hold a baby croc!
Distance: 26.99 miles
The Cotswolds is an area of outstanding natural beauty and well-known for gentle hillsides, sleepy villages and for being typically English. There are famous cities such as Bath rich in history and culture, well-known beautiful towns like Cheltenham and hundreds of delightful villages such as Burford and Castle Combe. Above all, the local honey-coloured limestone, used for the stone floors in the houses to the tiles on the roof, has ensured that the area has a magical uniformity of architecture. Today, the larger market towns and villages of the Cotswolds are famous for their shops, such as Stow-on-the-Wold, Cirencester, Chipping Norton and Tetbury. There are numerous walks, outdoor centres and country pubs to offer a different experience of the Cotswolds for all.
Distance: 15.03 miles
Discover an inspiring city in one of the most beautiful English counties. Renowned for its history and heritage, Oxford will surprise and enchant you with its magnificient architecture, impressive yet intimate colleges, romantic rivers and hidden nooks and crannies. The whole place has a buzz, a vibrant atmosphere that is hard to define.
Stratford upon Avon
Distance: 20.39 miles
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town with more than 800 years of history, containing not only many buildings that survive today, but also a thriving community offering a wide variety of attractions, shopping and experiences. From quaint side streets with unique and individual shops to open parklands along the river, there’s something for everyone. Row a boat along the river taking in the luxurious period properties and Royal Shakespeare Theatre, or delve into the history of the infamous Shakespeare himself by visiting his home and surrounding properties displaying his journey through writing and experiences in Stratford. Always a hive of tourists from all over the world, Stratford offers a truly memorable experience for the whole family.