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Oxfordshire is better known for its education, but the food in the area is just as good and is drawing in lots of visitors. When the boffins aren’t researching food, they’re tucking in to delicious local produce like Frank Cooper’s famous Oxford marmalade. If they’re not enjoying the spoils of the local foodie scene, they’re writing about it, and there’s certainly plenty to write about. There are oodles of restaurants and cafes to enjoy, including Raymond Blanc’s two Michelin star Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons. Oxfordshire is also a great place for a pint, as brewing has played a huge role in the area for centuries. There are still a good few breweries to stumble upon, from Brakspear to Wynchwood, and it’s clear that this county takes a lot of pride in their beer.

Rub shoulders with the nation’s brightest students at the historic setting of Oxford University, exploring the 38 colleges from which many of the most noted scholars and famous faces have studied, including Stephen Hawking and Bill Clinton. If you need a break from the books, the whole county is a top-notch destination for outdoorsy types. The stunning Oxfordshire countryside is brilliant for cycling and hiking, and for those more at home on the water, Oxford is the place for punting.

TV and film fans won’t be disappointed, either. It’s the home of Inspector Morse and several of the Harry Potter filming locations, as well as the house that  wrote most of The Lord of The Rings in.  It’s also the birthplace of Alice in Wonderland, surely one of the best-loved stories of all time. Why not indulge in a Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea before enjoying a walking tour that reveals where Alice’s adventures began?

The beautiful county of Oxfordshire really does have something for everyone. 

Please note, only festivals from today's date are shown below.

Witney Festival of Food and Drink

An annual celebration of local artisan food and drink producers in a beautiful setting.


Witney Festival of Food & Drink

Bring the family to Witney for a wonderful day.


Blenheim Palace Food Festival

Come to the palace where you can feast your eyes on fantastic foods, local beers and wines.


Abingdon Food and Drink Festival

Bringing the best of local and international cuisine to the peaceful banks of the Thames, Abingdon Food and Drink Festival will be returning for a third year in 2016.


Charlbury Beer Festival

Charming Charlbury raises for charity, with the 19th annual beer festival taking place this June.


CLA Game Fair

Offering a true taste of country life since 1958, CLA Game Fair celebrates the quality and variety of the British larder


Henley Handmade Fair

For a fun-filled bank holiday, head to Henley-on-Thames.


Foodies Festival, Oxford

Take a punt on Foodies Festival in Oxford, you won’t regret it!


Oxford Wine Festival

Stop your whining, and start your wining. Oxford offers an extensive wine education this August.


Thame Food Festival

Raymond Blanc rustles up one of the best chef line ups in the country; it looks like Oxfordshire is the place to be this September.


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