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What to do in Oxford this spring

Looking for your next city break? Packed full of history and culture, Oxford is the perfect choice – and with so much going on, it might be hard to decide what to include in your itinerary. Here is a round-up of some fantastic things to see and do in Oxford this spring.

Explore the Botanic Garden

If you’re a horticulture fan or simply want to find refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city, take a stroll through the UK’s oldest botanic garden and explore one of the most diverse collections of plants in the world.

For more information visit the website here.

Go punting

A must for your Oxford itinerary! Hop in to a traditional Oxford punt, rowing boat or pedalo and enjoy a cruise down the beautiful River Cherwell, passing some of the city’s most iconic landmarks on the way.

Oxford Literary Festival

Watch some of your favourite authors at Oxford Literary Festival with over 100 events taking place across the city between 17th and 25th March.

Check out the line-up, events listings, festival guide, and book tickets here.

Visit some film sets

Did you know Oxford has been a popular filming location for many famous TV shows and films? Harry Potter famously used several spots in the city during filming throughout the franchise, including Christ Church College which inspired the Great Hall – see if you can spot any similarities!

Follow a ghost trail

Named by The Guardian as one of the Top 10 UK guided walks and tours, join Bill Spectre on his award-winning Oxford ghost tour through the streets of the city. Historically informative and hugely entertaining, it’s guaranteed to leave a tingle running down your spine…

For more information visit the website here.

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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