Hardwick Parks and the Oxfordshire area

Hardwick Parks is positively surrounded by things, places and experiences to be explored and enjoyed – from the fascinating to the famous, to the beautiful and the bustling, the local area is simply packed full of new adventures to be had.

Less than 5 miles away from Hardwick Parks is the thriving market town of Witney, offering high street shopping, pubs, cinema and restaurants. For children, Witney offers its own miniature golf, skate park and play park including splash area, as well as a leisure centre offering a swimming pool. There is a soft play centre and trampoline park in the nearby town of Carterton.

Located near to River Thames, we are in a prime location for walks, hikes and bike rides, with lovely riverside pubs along the way.

The Dreaming Spires of Oxford are just 30 minutes away by car and easily accessible from one of the Park and Rides located outside of the city centre. It is by far one of the most popular days out amongst our guests. With deep-seated history and culture, there is so much to see and do that you’ll want to make a whole day out of it. There’s plenty of shopping opportunities from high-end brands to high street favourites in the new Westgate Shopping Centre, also host to some excellent eateries and bars.

oxford

area2

For the culture vulture, you are spoilt for choice in Oxford, which of course is home to the world-famous Oxford University, made up of over 30 colleges. You can walk the river and have a picnic in Christ Church Meadow, see the beautiful Bridge of Sighs, visit Christchurch College and see it’s famous dining hall featured in the Harry Potter films. For those rainy days why not visit the Pitt Rivers, Ashmolean and Story Museum’s, ideal for all ages.

The Medieval market town of Burford is only a 15-minute drive away, offering one-off shops, boutiques and eateries. It’s the perfect place to start or end a Cotswold walk or stroll. For zoo lovers, Cotswold Wildlife Park is located in Burford and is home to a wide variety of animals and well worth a visit.

These are just a few of the places to visit during your stay. There are almost too many to mention, for more detailed information about what to do and where to go, please visit our Tour & Explore pages.

Hardwick Parks is positively surrounded by things, places and experiences to be explored and enjoyed – from the fascinating to the famous, to the beautiful and the bustling, the local area is simply packed full of new adventures to be had.

Less than 5 miles away from Hardwick Parks, the thriving market town of Witney is the largest town in West Oxfordshire, with shopping, pubs and restaurants. Witney is great either for a quick visit or for a day out during your stay.

oxford

Cheltenham is a 45-minute drive away from the Park, and is excellent for a day out exploring as it offers something for everyone – no matter what your age or tastes! You can visit the Boating Lake in Pittville Park, paint your own pottery or take a relaxing stroll through its beautiful Parks and Gardens.

area2

The town centre is also fabulous for retail therapy with a huge choice for shopping, and great for evening entertainment with it’s vibrant, bustling nightlife, and of course, not forgetting the famous Cheltenham Racecourse! With events going on throughout the year, make sure you check in advance what’s on during your visit to make the most of your stay.

The beautiful University City of Oxford is just 30 minutes away by car, and is by far one of the most popular days out amongst our guests. With deep-seeded history and culture, there is so much to see and do that you’ll want to make a whole day out of it! There’s shopping, museums, architecture and of course the world-famous University. There are plenty of places to eat and drink and lots of bustling activity throughout the city.

If you prefer to discover the more peaceful areas, you can visit University Park, the Botanic Gardens or venture further afield to the many meadows in the surrounding areas.

These are just a few of the places to visit during your stay, for more detailed information about what to do and where to go, please visit our Tour & Explore pages.