Things To Do
The enormous beautiful Blenheim palace is in Woodstock, 30 minutes drive from us. The historic home of Winston ChurchillIn beautiful extensive grounds. Well worth a day out.
Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-1898) bought the Waddesdon Estate - originally nothing but farmland - in 1874. These days Waddensdon Manor is open to all with Gardens, Gallery and the House itself.
Rousham House and Garden
Rousham Gardens are open every day of the year from 10 am. Last admission is at 4.30 pm and the gardens close at dusk. Tickets for the garden are £5 per person. Rousham House is only open by prior arrangement. Children under 15 will not be admitted unless by prior arrangement. No d
Buckinghamshire Railway centre
A great day out if your are a train enthusiast or not, on their 'Steaming Days' you can get unlimited free rides. We recommend that you visit their website to see what is going on when you stay at Town Farm Cottage. Click Here to go to th
A trip to Cliveden would not be complete without a leisurely stroll around the beautiful 376 acre estate. An additional charge of £7 is levied by the National Trust for all guests visiting Cliveden House although if you are already a National Trust member there is no extra charge. The hav
Swan Antique Centre
More than eighty dealers are part of the antiques centre which also hosts fortnightly auctions. The next auction contains mostly unredeemed pawn shop jewellery, but also includes two early 20th century chandeliers. The Swan's website reads 'Please note that in spite of recent adverse events we ar
Contrasting with these were garden buildings such as the temples and monuments that still survive in the gardens today. Paths were used to entice visitors to certain views, only revealed at the last moment. The grass paths at Stowe have more horticultural interest, such as spring flowers and co
Oxford Botanic Gardens
The Gardens are divided into two main sections, the Walled Garden and the Lower Garden. The range of plantings throughout these areas ensures there is always something of interest to see, whatever the season. The Walled Garden houses scientific and heritage collections. These include the
Oxford, the “City of Dreaming Spires” boasts 1,500 listed buildings from every major period of British architectural history from the 11th century onwards. The centre looks like an enchanted fairy-tale city - no wonder Oxford is a firm favourite of filmmakers from all over the world, and has
The Cotswolds covers a huge area – almost 800 square miles – and runs through five counties (Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire). One of the delights of visiting the Cotswolds is exploring the different areas, each with its own identity, yet all with thos