Blenheim Palace is a stately home near Oxford which is famous for being the birth place of former UK prime minister Sir Winston Churchill. It is the family seat of the Duke of Marlborough and the current building dates back to around 1705.
Oxford Botanic Garden is Britain’s oldest Botanical garden and it’s located alongside the River Cherwell opposite Magdalen College. From the moment you enter, it’s a horticultural feast for the eyes with glass houses, a conservatory, rock garden, vegetable areas and attractive formal gardens. Look out for the stunning herbaceous border set against an old wall with a cottage-garden style gate, the pond, the composting area and the tropical plants in the very warm greenhouses.
Oxford Covered Market is a historic market hall dating back to the 1770s. The history of the building is evident as you walk around, especially when you look up at the roof! You’ll see the network of wooden beams supporting it, which stretch across all the walkways.
Oxford Castle Unlocked is a visitor attraction based inside the old Oxford Castle which was a prison up until the mid 1990s. There are three main areas that you get to see on the guided tours.