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Wychwood Brewery in Witney, makers of the legendary Hobgoblin and of Brakspear Bitter

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The attractions

Set against a backdrop of outstanding natural beauty, the Oxfordshire Cotswolds offers a huge range of opportunities to the group travel organiser. As well as familiar household names and guaranteed crowd pleasers, like Blenheim Palace and Cotswold Wildlife Park, the area boasts a number of smaller, more intimate attractions offering something quite different. These range from historic houses like Chastleton, Kelmscott and Rousham to specialist museums such as the Oxford Bus Museum, to evocative sites like the ruins of Minster Lovell Hall and the pre-historic Rollright Stones and to specialist craft manufacturers like Aston Pottery and Cotswold Woollen Weavers, a compelling blend of traditional and contemporary.

If food and drink are more to your group's interest, then there is plenty of choice including visiting the local brewery - Wychwood Brewery in Witney, where you can have a tour and sample the local ales, or visit local wine merchants, the Oxford Wine Company, where wine tasting can be arranged on request.

A number of Downton Abbey film locations are located within the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, with several companies running Downton Abbey themed tours to the area. Guides can also be organised to accompany your own groups. 

The towns

Picturesque towns like BurfordChipping Norton, Witney and Woodstock, provide the perfect opportunity for exploration, for refreshment and for ‘retail therapy’. Not only does each town have its own surprises and delights to offer but, on a more practical note, each town also has a coach drop off point and free, designated coach parking!

Coach parking

All the main towns in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds have designated coach drop off points and FREE coach parking. The links listed below show coach parking and public toilets:

Help and advice

We will happily provide support and advice on all aspects of your group visit:

  • Tailored itineraries to best suit the interests of your group
  • Advice on group-friendly accommodation and eateries
  • Help with organising familiarisation visits
  • Supplying multiple copies of maps and guides

For more information, please contact us.

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Combe Mill

Combe Mill

Combe Mill was once the saw mill of Blenheim Estate and also the workshop and blacksmiths’ forge. Its rare Thomas Piggott beam engine and...

Combe Mill

Combe Mill

A 19th century sawmill with rare working steam beam engine and waterwheel. Other...

Oxford Bus Museum and Morris Motors Museum

Oxford Bus Museum

As well as over 30 buses on display, there are other numerous exhibits adding a...

Kelmscott Manor

Kelmscott Manor

The summer home of William Morris, Kelmscott Manor is a Grade I listed farmhouse,...

Wychwood Brewery

Wychwood Brewery Tours

Guided tours of the brewery . The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and takes you...

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The Feathers Hotel in Woodstock

The Feathers

The Feathers Hotel is a chic town house in the heart of Woodstock, a pretty Oxfordshire Cotswolds town, by the gates of Blenheim Palace. Bicester...