Staycation Guide



Looking for things to do in Oxfordshire? Read our Staycation guide to get the latest information on Attractions, Activities, Tours & Sightseeing, Shopping & Entertainment


This is a luxury shopping destination home to more than 160 world-famous brands, with savings of up to 60% recommended retail price all year round. Mollie’s is located only a 30-minute drive away.

We have an exclusive shopping passport that allows for a 10% discount on selected retail outlets. Ask at reception for more details.

Located just 30 minutes from our Motel, many of our guests visit Bicester Village during their stay at Mollie’s.

Explore our ‘Mid-week at Mollie’s’ offer where we giveaway an exclusive 10% off VIP Pass for staying guests to use at Bicester Village


Located in Woodstock, just eight miles northwest of Oxford, is Blenheim Palace.

Seat of the dukes of Marlborough and the Spencer-Churchill family, it is also famous as the birthplace of Winston Churchill.

Soho Farmhouse

Mollie’s is the perfect alternative when Soho Farmhouse is fully booked. Soho House members can enjoy quick access to Soho Farmhouse and spend the day at the farm.

The farm includes a cowshed spa, x3 amazing restaurants, horse riding, bike riding, etc.

* Please note this is only available to Soho House members and their chosen guests

of Oxford

The University of Oxford is made up of 38 independent colleges, including the magnificent Christ Church, and their historic buildings can be found all over the city.

See famous University buildings such as the Radcliffe Camera and Sheldonian Theatre on an Oxford Official Walking Tour – the best way to see the city.

Oxford Castle
& Prison

Immerse yourself in a thousand years of history at Oxford Castle & Prison. Step back in time with our costumed guided tours and see fascinating stories come to life.

Hear the great tales of Empress Matilda or the fate of Mary Blandy, one of the prisons’ most famous criminals. Descend into the atmospheric crypt of St George’s Chapel, where you can touch the stones where Oxford University was rumoured to begin and stand in the birthplace of King Arthur.


No visit to Oxford is complete without visiting the city’s waterways – the mighty River Thames which flows through to London, the River Cherwell and the historic Oxford Canal, now over 200 years old.

The waterways allow you to explore the hidden side of the city, take part in fun activities and see the city from a different perspective.

Christ Church

Although the present building dates from the 12th century, Christ Church acquired cathedral status in 1546.

The most striking feature in the interior is the double arcading of the nave, creating an impression of much greater height. In the 14th century, the church was extended to the north, and the choir was created in 1500 with fan vaulting overhanging keystones.

City Centre

Although the centre of Oxford is not large, plenty of time should be allowed for a visit since there are so many things to do here. The city’s four principal streets meet at the intersection known as Carfax, a good starting point for a tour. Here, you’ll find the 14th-century Carfax Tower, which has great views over the city.

Also worth visiting are the Town Hall, St. Aldate’s Church and Pembroke College. The nearby Modern Art Oxford is also worth a visit, as is Oxford’s High Street.

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