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What's close to Sturdy's Castle Country Inn


Oxford Castle

Discover 1,000 years of Oxfords History.
Climb the Saxon St George’s Tower, one of the oldest buildings in Oxford, and enjoy its stunning 360°panoramic views over the historic city of Oxford.
Desend deep underground into the dark atmosphere of the 900 year old crypt, the only surviving remains of St. George’s Chapel.
Explorethe austere confines of the 18th century Debtors’Tower and Prison D-Wing.
Scale the Mound of the 11th century motte-and-bailey castle.
After your tour, you will be inducted into the castle’s prison and wider site where you will be able to explore at your own leisure.

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Blenheim Palace - 2.33 miles

Blenheim Palace covers seven acres of ground and is one of the largest private houses in England. The Manor of Woodstock and the cost of building the palace were given by Queen Ann to the Ist Duke of Marlborough. The interior has a series of magnificent rooms, richly decorated some with painted ceilings.




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Bicester Village - 8 minutes on the Train

Discover a relaxed shopping haven in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, where spacious boutiques showcase the world's leading fashion and lifestyle brands Bicester Village is one of the collections of designer shopping outlet villages. It has a unique concept in luxury outlet shopping.

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Waterperry Gardens - 7 miles from Oxford city centre

 
Waterperry Gardens have been delighting visitors for years with 8 acres of historic and inspirational gardens nestled in the Oxfordshire countryside. The gardens feature a spectacular 200 foot herbaceous border along with rose and formal gardens, a lily canal and riverside walk. The Plant Centre and Garden Shop stock everything for the garden with many plants grown in the on-site nursery. The Art-in-Action Gallery and Gift Barn house beautiful artworks by British artists alongside home, outdoor living and gift ideas. Waterperry’s Rural Life Museum is packed with quirky ephemera and the Saxon Church within the grounds is complete with its original 13th century stained glass windows.

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New Theatre Oxford - 27 Minutes Away

Welcome to ATG Tickets, the UK’s largest ticketing operation for the arts and entertainment industry. As the world’s most celebrated theatre ticketing website, we strive to connect our customers with a range of venues, shows and events across London and the UK. Browse our site to book your tickets and plan your next visit with the useful information provided on all our productions and theatres.

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Hook Norton Brewery

Sitting in its beautiful, mellow Cotswold Hills landscape, Hook Norton is a proudly independent and passionate family business that takes the very best of its handcrafted brewing heritage and combines it with a thoroughly modern approach, to create a range of real ales for today’s drinkers to enjoy. Hook Norton is one of only 32 family owned breweries and is the finest example of a Victorian Tower Brewery in the country. Of course, the brewery is about so much more than just its fantastic range of award winning beers. We welcome over 25,000 visitors a year to our Visitor Centre and 37 of our pubs are at the heart of many of local communities, serving great drink and food to the region.

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The Model Village - 41 Minutes Away

The Model Village is a one-ninth scale replica of the heart of the beautiful Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water, containing all the buildings from the Old Water Mill (now the Car Museum) down to the Old New Inn and the ford. The village was created by a previous landlord of the Old New Inn, taking local craftsmen five years to build, and it was officially opened on the Coronation Day of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the late Queen Mother) in 1937.

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OXFORD PARKWAY RAILWAY STATION

With two new fast trains per hour throughout the day between Oxford Parkway and Bicester Village station and London MaryleboneWe Are 15 minutes From the Stationon the A4260

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OXFORD AIRPORT

London Oxford Airport (OXF/EGTK - Kidlington) is the Thames Valley area’s primary regional and business aviation airport - the only commercial airport between London Heathrow (LHR) and Birmingham (BHX). Located in the heart of one of Europe’s fastest growing and most prosperous regions

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Christmas at Blenheim

Christmas at Blenheim 24th November -1st January.

Following a spectacular first event, our Formal Gardens will light up once again for an unforgetable after-dark festive trail of lights.
 
The lake will be aglow with brightly-lit boatds and dancing fopuntain jets, and the woodland accross the great Lake will spring to life in time to much loved christmas music.

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Halloween Entertainment at Blenheim

Halloween Entertainment
21st - 29th October

As autumn draws in and the nights become longer, we have a delightfully spooky itinerary of events and activities to entertain your little ghouls during October Half Term.
Hop on board the ghost train to go through a creepy tunnel to the Pleasure Gardens where a bone-anza of activities are to be found.

Families can lurk around the Labyrinth or take the Mini-beasts Trail, and there will be a whole host of treats on offer in the Pleasure Gardens Deli including ice-scream and toffee apples, with pumpkin carving too*!

Head to the cinema in the Stables Courtyard for classic Halloween storytelling, and there will be Spooky Tours running throughout the week with terrorific candlelit tours on selected dates...

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