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Our boutique Oxford hotel is almost ready to welcome you back through our doors, and an Oxford city break is the perfect way to rekindle your love of adventure together. 

In this blog, we take you through five of the most romantic activities to surprise your loved one with, in the city of dreaming spires. 


Let the River Guide You

Whether you stroll hand-in-hand along the Cherwell riverside, or hire a punt to take your beloved floating along the waters, the scenery provides a sweet relief from the hustle and bustle of our cobbled, winding roads. Kick back and relax as the waters gently take you away from the past, and into the dreamy adventures the future finally holds for us. 

Savour the City

Take a brief reprieve from the attractions and sit outside of one of the many coffee shops in Oxford. Watch the world go by, gaze at the cotswold stone architecture, glowing with a warm golden hue under the reflection of the sun, read a chapter of a book or simply observe the city. Savour the moment, as this is the crux of what makes a memory last a lifetime.

 Fit for a Duke and Duchess

Designed in the short-lived Baroque style, Blenheim palace is the breath-taking, monumental World-Heritage listed site, and the official residence of the Dukes of Marlborough. With a packed event calendar and daily tours, indulge in a grand day to marvel at one of Europe’s finest art collections, or wander the grounds and breathe in the sweet floral scents of the immaculately kept gardens.

Magical Memories Under Candle Light

Is there anything more romantic than a candle-lit dinner? One of our favourite restaurants in Oxford is Victors. With awe-inspiring interior design, and an a-la carte menu worthy of a Michelin star, a night at Victors doesn’t leave much to be desired. Clink your glasses together in a toast to yourselves. You’ve more than earned a night of decadence.

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Vineyards & The Valley

For a truly memorable experience, take a trip to Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery for a 2-hour tour of the world-class vineyards, inclusive of a ‘behind the scenes’ tasting session. Learn all there is to know about their Brewery, Winery and Liqueur production, and grab a bottle of liquid gold as a memory of your great escape. When the time finally comes to open it, reflect on the adventures you took together in the tranquility of the city.

To learn more about our luxury Oxford hotel, be sure to visit our special offers page, and choose the perfect, exclusive offer providing the dreamy backdrop to your fairy-tale escape.

Oxford cannot wait to welcome you back once again.

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