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5 reasons to visit Oxford in 2018

Oxford is filled with musical and theatrical events year-round, accompanied by mesmerising museums and unparalleled architecture. Make sure that Oxford makes it on your itinerary for weekend breaks next year but to help you decide, here are 5 reasons to remind you why Oxford should be on your cultural bucket list for 2018!

Experience instrumental delight

One of today’s most influential classical artists, violinist Nicola Benedetti, makes her debut with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the Sheldonian Theatre in February 2018. Nicola will join conductor Marin Alsop for a programme of Beethoven performed with unvarnished musicality performed by two internationally acclaimed artists.

See unforgettable theatrical performances

Following 8 record-breaking years in London’s West End, the National Theatre’s much-celebrated play War Horse comes to the New Oxford Theatre in December through to early January 2018.  This powerfully moving drama is accompanied by amazing life-sized horses who come to life on stage.  An unmissable event. Get your tickets now.

Punt your way into a Rom-Com

An Oxbridge tradition since before the 1880s and one of the best ways to enjoy a fresh spring or summer break in the city of Oxford. Hire a punt, set off in true style and take a romantic cruise down the river but don’t forget the strawberries and champagne and if you happen to fall in, don’t worry we have some spare towels!

Soak up unparalleled architecture

Take in the beautiful architecture of Oxford which dates from medieval times and has given the city the nickname of ‘Dreaming Spires,’ for its stunning stone carvings that rise high in the sky.  Visit one of the many museums close by our hotel, such as the famous Ashmolean, to discover the hidden secrets Oxford has in store.

Finally, it’s where Harry Potter was filmed!

Many of the scenes in the Harry Potter films that take place in and around Hogwarts, were actually filmed here in Oxford.

Vanbrugh House Hotel, a boutique hotel in Oxford, is ideally located in the centre of Oxford, near to the area’s top Oxford museums, Oxford theatres and Oxford bars. To check availability, email us or call us on 01865 244 622.


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