Oxfordshire is an English County with a long noble past, detailed in the palaces, institutions and country houses which are interwoven into the culture and history of England. A great many historical attractions combined with major recreational events, academic pursuits, and thriving contemporary arts and culture define the county in terms which make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Oxfordshire bed and breakfast accommodation options meet the visitor demand, each with its own character and all with the same commitment to quality and service.
With its natural borders of the River Thames to the south, the Chilterns and Cotswolds on either side and Midlands to the north, the County has always occupied a position of great importance within England, firstly as valuable agricultural land in the heart of the country but primarily for the University of Oxford, established in 1096 in the county town and major settlement of the City of Oxford. The university is one of the world’s oldest and greatest seats of learning and forms a major attraction for visitors to Oxfordshire.
The 'dreaming spires of Oxford' dominate the city but form just a part of its appeal for visitors. Relatively small and easy to walk around, the city centre has a great range of traditional and modern shops, many bars, cafes, restaurants and live entertainment options. A great many Oxfordshire bed and breakfast properties are located in and around Oxford, many catering for visiting academics to the university as well as the large tourist numbers. Accommodation within the city takes on a variety of forms from the traditional Oxfordshire bed and breakfast guest houses and Oxfordshire hotels to more modern chain establishments.
In addition to Oxford, other major settlements within the county include Chipping Norton, set within the Cotswold Hills, and Henley-on Thames, home of the Henley Royal Regatta, a notable rowing event held each summer on the river. While the historical sights and establishments within Oxfordshire certainly take visitors back in time, the creative force of the area goes back to the Bronze Age with the famous Uffington White Horse figure set into the hill which forms the highest point in the county.
Whether visiting for work, for cultural or sporting events, historical tours, or rural pursuits, Oxfordshire bed and breakfasts properties provide the starting point and base from which to enjoy all the county has to offer. Some accommodation options occupy delightful traditional inns which incorporate bar and lounge areas and often dining facilities too. For other visitors, Oxfordshire accommodation will mean a country house hotel with every luxury and recreational feature.
While in an area steeped in history will certainly offer the kind of aged-elegance and character associated with it, guests within any Oxfordshire bed and breakfast should also expect the modern facilities and amenities evident in any quality accommodation. Well appointed rooms and with en suite and room amenities which include television and tea and coffee making facilities are to be expected and Wi-Fi internet access is generally available.
Additional facilities found within the city will depend on the location, size and style of the property offering a choice to the visitor limited only by taste and budget. With such a wide array of different environments, from the bustle of Oxford to the elegance of Henley-on Thames, via the wide rural spaces for which the county was first prized, there is no shortage of appealing features and activities for visitors to the county and the Oxfordshire bed and breakfast in particular are the first point of call for all the visitor information required to make the most of any short stay or longer holiday.