The most popular hot holidays in Oxfordshire.
Oxfordshire is a ceremonial county located in the South East of England. It has one of the biggest tourism industries in the whole of England making it popular amongst people looking for hot tub breaks. It is home to the world famous University of Oxford, one of the leading universities in the world and rivalled by nearby Cambridge.
Hot tub breaks are becoming more preferential amongst people living in Britain, firstly because of the value for money and secondly for the convenience and beauty.
Check out the best cottages with hot tubs and Oxfordshire lodges; be it for a couple, family or group of friends, you are guaranteed to find "the one" and pack your suitcases because a hot tub break in Oxfordshire really does restore the soul!
Benson-on-Thames, Oxfordshire / Sleeps 2
Set on the banks of the River Thames, enjoy fishing, canoeing, bird watching and you can even hire a boat. Oxford is also only 10 miles.
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Bledington, The Cotswolds / Sleeps 2
Close to the traditional cotswold village of Kingham, experience horse riding, fishing and golf all nearby. An ideal destination for a rural family break.
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Swerford / Sleeps 2
This luxury stone built cottage is close to quite villages where you can explore the local shops, restaurants and bars.
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Oxford, home to the UK’s oldest university, is known as the City of Dreaming Spires and it's a haven for couples with stars in their eyes. Walk hand-in-hand along its cobbled streets, visit the botanic garden and return to your cottage or cabin for a hot tub experience to remember.
Oxfordshire has a selection of cottages, cabins and lodges that not only come with a hot tub, but are dog friendly too. There are plenty of doggy destinations in this shire – even the grounds of Blenheim Palace welcome dogs. Many country pubs, as well as in Oxford itself are dog friendly.
There’s nothing like a good soak in your cottage or cabin’s private hot tub after a day of fishing. You can fish for perch, pike and roach in the Thames, near Donnington or on one of the many lakes. Trout fishing is popular too and some fisheries even offer fly-fishing lessons.
Quality breaks in Oxfordshire’s cottages, cabins and lodges can be great value for money, especially if they are on a cheap last minute basis. A tight budget doesn’t mean you can’t experience this beautiful county at most times of the year. Keep a look out for a break away bargain.
Oxfordshire has long been one of the most visited counties in the UK when it comes to tourism due to the vast array of what it has to offer to each and every person. It is rich in cultural history offering an insight into the county’s history, is home to the world renowned University of Oxford and as previously mentioned it’s three areas of outstanding natural beauty.
Some of the hot tub lodges in Oxfordshire that have been looked at today sit close to the Cotswolds which is located to the north of Oxfordshire. The famous River Thames runs through the central part of Oxfordshire and then runs through the border in to the adjoining county of Berkshire. With so much on offer for people to visit this is the reason that Oxfordshire is one of the most popular places to go on holiday in England.
Oxfordshire is also known for its historic and famous breweries with these being the Wychwood and Hork Norton breweries that offer tours to visitors giving you an insight into how they came to be whilst also offering beer tasting sessions. There are many things to do in Oxfordshire which is what makes it so popular amongst people wanting a hot tub holiday but also wanting to be spoilt with the choice of things to do during the day before relaxing in their hot tub at night.
These activities include the Cotswold Wildlife Park that has over 260 different species of animals, or maybe try your hand at the City Mazes or if you want to learn a bit more about the history of the county why not visit the Oxford Castle and Prison.
This beautiful palace has been around since 1705 and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. It boasts being one of England’s largest houses. It is the residence of the Duke of Marlborough and it owes its name to being the scene of the 1704 Battle of Blenheim. The palace is popular amongst tourists due to the sheer beauty and the historical significance that it has played in past centuries.
The park surrounding the palace is dog friendly allowing you to take your dog for a walk through one of the most picturesque parks in the whole country let alone just in Oxfordshire. During the Christmas period there are also other events put on such as the illuminated Christmas Lights Trail and the Cinderella Fairytale experience making it a perfect festive experience for the whole family.
This Norman medieval castle has been around since the late 12th Century and has played a central role in many historical battles over the years including being used as prison during the 14th Century before most of it was destroyed during the English Civil War in the 18th century.
The prison was eventually closed in 1996 and that has been redeveloped as a hotel. The medieval remains are now Grade 1 Listed Buildings and open for the public to visit.
For those of you wanting to visit Oxford Castle and Prison, tours are on offer to give you an insight into the 1000 year history or the Castle including being able to climb the Saxon St. Georges Tower which gives you a 360 degree panoramic view over the city of Oxford.
This family friend park located near to the Cotswolds, one of Oxfordshire’s areas of outstanding natural beauty boasts over 350,000 visitors per annum and has around 260 different species within its perimeters. Features of the wildlife park include the park and gardens as well a train circuit that runs around the park.
It is a perfect day out for families and groups of friends alike. To get you excited before your visit and to give you a preview of what is in store why not go online and look at the live webcams of the parks Meerkats and Penguins. Daily activities that are on offer at the wildlife park include penguin feeding that takes place at 11am and 3pm each and every day as well as a children’s farmyard which is home to more kid friendly animals.
This former railway engine shed is located in the Oxfordshire town of Didcot and now acts as a railway museum and a preserved engineering site.
Visitors who visit the railway centre can expect to see some of the oldest trains in the whole of the UK include the old travelling post office that was used to transport mail across England and the rest of the UK. Access to the railway centre can be gained by getting a train to Didcot Parkway station and walking on foot.
There are a collection of historic Great Western Railway steam trains housed at the centre with other wagons, coaches, relics and a 1930’s engine shed. There are special days at the centre including Steam days celebrating the history of the steam engine and the heritage diesel days.
This is the second largest library in the whole of the UK with over 12 million items and is also one of the oldest libraries in the whole of Europe making it significant historically for Britain.
It is located in Oxford, with Oxfordshire itself being established in 1602. Despite most of the archives being published online in 2015 the library still attracts many visitors due to its sheer beauty and historical significance.
The libraries of Oxford University not only have significance due to the fame of the university itself but for having some of the most expansive and sought after collections of books in the entire world.
This is the oldest botanic garden in the whole of Great Britain and one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world giving it historical significance globally. Inside the gardens there are over 8,000 different species of plants making it one of the most diverse collections on the planet.
It is extremely popular amongst visitors and tourists for this reason and will continue to be for many years to come. The garden is also home to some of the oldest redwoods in the UK. The gardens cover 130 acres of Capability Brown landscape and are one of the most popular places for people to go to learn, research and conserve these species of plants.
So, if you’ve ever been interested in Botany this is the place for you, or even if you just want a stroll through and take in the natural beauty and learn more about the plants this is a perfect day out for the entire family.
For those of you who are fans of the book and film ‘Alice in Wonderland’ it doesn’t get much better than this. This is a shop located in Oxford, Oxfordshire dates back to the 17th Century and now sells souvenirs and memorabilia based upon Alice.
It is one of the most historically significant shops in the whole of Oxfordshire making it extremely popular amongst visitors and tourists.
When walking around the shop you’ll find it has a sense of the dream-like theme that is synonymous with the looking glass world with the shelves and furniture almost seeming to change shape as they did with Alice in the movie.
If you’re going on a hot tub holiday and also want to be spoilt with a vast range of things to do whilst you on your break look no further than booking a hot tub lodge in Oxfordshire. Each of the lodges we have looked at today all come with their very own private hot tub which is the perfect way to unwind after a long day of exploring all that Oxfordshire has to offer.
It is also one of the few counties that is home to multiple areas of outstanding natural beauty making it popular amongst people who want to explore all that nature has to offer. Not only this but if you want to explore the cultural history of the Oxfordshire county why not head to Oxford itself which is home to the world famous University of Oxford which has educated some of the world’s leading figures in recent history and continues to be a leading university to this day.