Things to do in Oxford
Refine your culinary skills with a private cookery class, tailored to your particular interests. Tuition can be arranged any evening for a maximum of two hours. Priced at £450 for groups of one to three, £75 per additional guest up to 10 people. Advance booking is essential.Contact us
Wine and Dine Package
Impress up to eight guests with a complete gastronomic experience. Begin with a wine tasting tour through our cellars. Then, champagne and canapés welcome you to The Raymond Blanc Cookery School for an expert demonstration. Finally, feast on a four-course dinner with accompanying wines, coffee and petits fours.Contact us for more details
Birds of Prey
Try your hand at hawk handling in our picturesque grounds. Learn about these magnificent birds of prey with expert handlers, admiring the Harris's hawks as they soar through the sky.Contact us for more details
Explore every inch of our gardens with a guided tour, beginning with a cosy tea or coffee in the lounge at 10am.
Tours are limited to 16 guests maximum, are available Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays and are priced at £30 per person.Contact us
Embark on a historic private tour of the storied sights in Oxford. Marvel at the charming buildings and architectural wonders, from the university buildings to the Bodleian Library and Blenheim Palace.Contact us for more details
Journey to nearby Bicester Village for a first-class spending spree. This charming outlet village offers some of the very best designer names in Britain. Take advantage of complimentary guest access to The Apartment, which includes valet parking, refreshments, a personal shopper and luxury changing facilities.
Or travel to Oxford, just a 25-minute drive away, for a unique and charming shopping experience amid the city’s ancient streets.Contact us for more details
If you can tear yourself away from the hotel, the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside is full of enticing outdoor options.
Indulge in a round of golf or an afternoon of fishing. Try your hand at hawk handling or test your aim with clay shooting. Whatever you opt for, we’ll help you organise the perfect active afternoon.Book your tailored tour
Historic Oxford boasts some of the country’s leading theatres.
Take in a drama or comedy at the Oxford Playhouse, or a musical at the New Theatre Oxford. For Shakespeare and other classics, the Creation Theatre is sure to delight.Contact us to book
Step outside for an unforgettable stroll.
Our Oxford Walking Tour explores the city’s scenic twists and turns, pausing to admire famous colleges and to enjoy the historic city centre. Nature lovers might prefer to brave the rolling hills with a picturesque Cotswold or Thames Valley Tour.Contact us
Treat yourself to true indulgence, in the comfort of your own room or suite. We offer a wide range of signature treatments, massages and therapies for you to choose from.
Let the pampering continue with make-up, waxing and special pregnancy treatments.Contact us
Vintage Days Out
Step back in time and anticipate an unforgettable day out in a vintage car or aboard a beautifully restored boat.
Whether exploring the nearby countryside or sailing along the Thames, we’ll help you experience the best of the Great British outdoors.Contact us
Photography with Paul Wilkinson Studios
Capture some unforgettable moments in exceptional style. Join award-winning photographer Paul Wilkinson for a private photography session across our beautiful hotel and grounds.Contact us