Attractions

What's close to Sturdy's Castle Country Inn


Blenheim Palace - 2.33 miles

Blenheim Palace
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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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

 Buckinghamshire Railway Centre:A fun day out for the whole family!

FUTURE STEAMING DAYS:
Sunday 27th May:SPECIAL EVENT:Teddy's Train Ride - see 'Special Events' tab above
B/H Monday 28th May:SPECIAL EVENT:Teddy's Train Ride - see 'Special Events' tab above
Sat 2nd &Sun 3rd June:Miniature Traction Engine Rally
Sunday 10th June:SPECIAL EVENT:Royal British Legion Family Fun Day with special Aylesbury - Bicester Railtour
Sunday 17th June:SPECIAL EVENT:Father's Day Heritage Commercial Vehicle Rally
Sunday 24th June:Steaming Day
Saturday 30th June &Sunday 1st July:Day Out With Thomas

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Formula 1 At Silverstone

The Formula 1 weekend is 5th -8th July 

Silverstone Circuit is only 38 minutes away from Sturdy's Castle. 

F1 drivers call the Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix at the iconic Silverstone Circuit ‘insanely fast’. We simply call it one of the world’s greatest sporting events. Throw in a great weekend-long party and the race is on.

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Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2018

Thursdat 9th Friday 10th &Saturday 11th August 2018.
Near Banbury M40 J11
Tickets now on sale!!!!

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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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Summer Events At Blenheim


Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon
2nd &3rd June 2018
This hugely popular sporting event welcomes thousands of competitors and spectators every year to the stunning surroundings of Blenheim Palace. 
Starting with a swim in the Great Lake, the competitors then enter the 'transition' area in the Great Court where they collect their bikes for the cycling section around the Park. The bikes are then returned to the Great Court and their run begins around the Queen Pool with the finish on the road leading away from the Palace.

Blenheim Palace Flower Show
22nd - 24th June 2018
The ever-popular Blenheim Palace Flower Show will return for its sixth year in June 2018. 
A wonderful three-day event, join us in the Grand Floral Marquee to celebrate the very best of gardening, home and lifestyle. Explore the show gardens and shopping village, attend talks and discussions led by the professionals and venture into the Floral Art Marquee to find beautiful pieces by renowned local and international artists.

BBC Countryfile Live
2nd - 5th August 2018
This huge and exciting event combines the tradition of the UK’s best county fairs with the quality editorial and presentation of one of the BBC’s flagship programmes. 

Enjoy exciting live arena shows, talks, hands-on activities, Adam Henson’s farm, animal displays, farming in action, Q&A with the Countryfile presenters, off road experiences, shopping from more than 700 exhibitors including food, craft and luxury producers and even a great British pub garden.

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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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