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The term ‘punting’ comes from the latin term ‘ponto’, meaning a flat-bottomed boat. Usually, punting takes place upon narrow boats which are square at both ends and propelled by a long pole (think Venetian gondolas, though technically those are propelled with an oar, not a pole!) and often chauffeured. We’ve compiled 10 of the best reasons you should give this quintessentially English activity a try…
Salters Steamers operate an Oxford to Abingdon scheduled boat service 7 days a week between 23rd May and 13th September (weather permitting). Starting opposite Christchurch Meadows and finishing in the market town of Abingdon this is one of the most picturesque journeys in Oxfordshire.
Salters' Steamers operate the most popular scheduled boat service along the river Thames, serving Oxford, Abingdon, Reading, Henley, Marlow and Windsor. They also run shorter round trips from most of these towns and cities, which makes for a special half day out in some of Oxfordshire's most beautiful countryside.
We’ve collected a list together of the weekly Oxfordshire Car Boot Sales. Please do check all the details with the organisers before setting out as times, charges and facilities can change over the year. Some car boot sales are open all year round and some for just the summer season. Please let us know if you find anything to be incorrect, or have any to add to the list.
Sculpture in the Vineyard
Sculpture in the Vineyard
Where can you see a rotating 15 foot stainless steel yacht, a blue Neolithic Egyptian goddess and a life sized horse gamboling among wildflowers in the Oxfordshire countryside? These unlikely companions will be unleashed in the grounds of Bothy Vineyard, Frilford Heath, as part of an ambitious sculpture show from 23 May to 7 June 2015.
The Easter holidays are fast approaching and there is a lot going on in and around Oxford to entertain the children. This is our pick of the best on offer....
Winnie on the Windrush
Winnie on the Windrush
New Oxfordshire home is found for The World Pooh Sticks Championships.
Top 5 Oxford Museums
Top 5 Oxford Museums
As would be expected of this university city, Oxford has a huge number of excellent museums - some very specialist and some more general. Our website has a comprehensive listing, but this article highlights the top 5 most visited museums in Oxford.
Valentine's Day is always a difficult day to negotiate, whether you want to follow the norm and go for a lovely dinner or escape to the hills! We have a few Valentine's Day suggestions for the Oxford area to cover both options.
The 2015 Cheltenham Festival will run from 10th to 13th March with the Cheltenham Gold Cup taking place on Friday 13th March. The course can expect to welcome over 200,000 racegoers from all over the world over the four days.
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