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Explore some of Oxford's quirkiest hidden gems from our Oxford hotel...

If you fancy venturing off the beaten path away from the tourist hotspots then check out some of Oxford's best-kept secrets.

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Enjoy some quintessential past times near our Oxford hotel...

Oxford is full of unique hidden gems to discover during your stay at our Oxford hotel. For a truly, quintessentially Oxford pastime, head down to the Magdalen Bridge Boathouse to hire a traditional Oxford punt and enjoy a cruise along the picturesque River Cherwell.

Enjoy some quality entertainment at Thirsty Meeples, Oxford’s first and only board game café! Located in the heart of the city and with over 2,500 games to choose from, this is a perfect spot to add to your Oxford itinerary.

For a truly unconventional activity for Middle Earth enthusiasts, head to Wolvercote Cemetery where renowned Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit author J. R. R. Tolkien is buried alongside his wife, Edith Tolkien. The gravestone has inscriptions for Beren and Luthien, characters from his book The Silmarillion referring to the elf, Luthien, who sacrificed her immortality for her human lover, Beren. The inscription represents the love Tolkien held for Edith, his Luthien.

Brave a ghost story or try a decadent burger near our hotel in Oxford...

If you’re looking for more group activities, then head to Oxford Castle & Prison where you can experience one of Bill Spectre’s Ghost Trails or try your hand at the ultimate Jailbreak Escape Room!

In the evening, why not grab some dinner at Atomic Burger – a pop culture haven filled to the brim with extravagant décor, movie memorabilia, and decadent burgers with a range of quirky themes.

An Aladdin's cave of treasures, Unicorn is a highlight of Oxford's quirky vintage scene and it's only a two-minute walk from our Oxford hotel! The tiny shop is filled with stacks of vintage clothes, accessories and shoes ranging from 1950s tea dresses to sequinned showstoppers. It's an ideal shop for the bold and determined rummagers and bargain hunters.


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Our Oxford hotel is the perfect base for a summer festival…

Oxfordshire is also home to a huge variety of festivals to visit all year round! If you’re a music lover then head to Common People, Cornbury Music Festival, or Truck Festival. For the foodie fans there’s plenty of opportunities to sample some tasty local grub at The Big Feastival or Foodies Festival. Or, if you’d like a little bit of everything, head to Wilderness Festival or Cowley Road Carnival!

 

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