Destination guide

Historical Oxford will entice you

Take a holiday to Oxford and enjoy the area's museums, cathedral and history. Well known for its university setting, architecture and theatres, this cosmopolitan city won't disappoint. Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University Museum of Natural History and Pitts Rivers Museum are a few of the top cultural sights. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Oxford

Do you want to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Oxford a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hinksey Heights Golf Course (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Southfield Golf Club (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Frilford Heath Golf Club (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Waterstock Golf Club (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Bicester Golf and Country Club (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • West Witney Sports and Social Club (11.3 mi / 18.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Oxford

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Oxford is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Christ Church Meadows (0.3 mi / 0.6 km)
  • University Botanic Gardens (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Waterperry Gardens (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Rousham House and Gardens (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Thames Path (12.1 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Lardon Chase - the Holies and Lough Down (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Oxford

Fly into Oxford (OXF), the closest airport, located 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into London (LTN-Luton), which is 38.7 mi (62.2 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Oxford Station.

Where to stay near Oxford?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 351 holiday rentals near Oxford. From 115 Condos/Apartments to 137 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Oxford for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Oxford?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Oxford. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Carfax Tower: 635 holiday rentals
  • All Souls College: 645 holiday rentals
  • New Theatre Oxford: 647 holiday rentals
  • Christ Church Meadows: 627 holiday rentals
  • Oxford Brookes University: 624 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Oxford listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Oxford?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 115 Condos/Apartments in Oxford. Our other popular types of Oxford holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 137 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 60 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 60 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Oxford?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 7 holiday homes with pool available in Oxford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.