The famous university town of Oxford is one of the prettiest cities in the UK, whilst also being surrounded by charming countryside and rural villages. These are just a few of the reasons why a spa day in Oxford or a spa near Oxford is a wonderful way to enjoy quality time with friends and loved ones.
The city is very much built around the prestigious University of Oxford, which dates to the 12th century and has connections with many of the buildings that you will see, such as the Bodleian Library. Architecturally, Oxford is inspiring - take for example the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, which is a wonderful place to visit while you’re here.
Amongst the top attractions to add to an Oxford spa break, visitors recommend tours of the university, a trip to the Pitt Rivers Museum, punting on the river, visiting the Oxford Botanic Gardens, picnics in Port Meadow, a trip to nearby Blenheim Palace, a Harry Potter locations tour (many scenes were filmed in the city), live music at Jericho Tavern, a tour of Oxford Artisan Distillery or a tour of Oxford Castle and Prison.
Equally, the shops, restaurants and cafes around Oxford mean you can add retail therapy to the list of things to do. Not too far away you will find the designer retail outlet - Bicester Village as well, if you really want to take the shopping up a notch. You can even stay at Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa.
Spa hotels in Oxford include the ultra-modern Jurys Inn, which is excellent for friends looking to spend quality time together. Close by you will also find The Oxfordshire Golf & Spa Hotel, which offers peace and tranquility within easy reach of the main attractions.