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If you're looking for an exciting and romantic location for a minimoon, anniversary getaway, or even a hen or stag do with a difference, then Oxford has a wealth of hidden gems beyond dreaming spires and punting. With the help of Vanbrugh House Hotel, we've listed a few here...
Discover the locations in the city that inspired Lewis Carroll's famous book Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, from the banks of the river where the family picnicked and listened to the tale to Christ Church College where Carroll studied. There are references to Alice all around the city which fans of this classic book will love to find. Visitors can join a special Alice cycling tour which includes bike hire, afternoon tea and entrance to Christ Church.
A Touch of Magic
Oxford has starred in numerous films, none more famous than Harry Potter. Visitors can sign up for a special Harry Potter walking tour to take in the cloisters, medieval dining hall and great oak tree of New College and immerse themselves in the magic of Potter.
With a city full of historic architecture comes a wealth of historic tales, some of which are dark and mysterious. Taking a ghost tour will reveal the bleakest moments of the city's history and the spirits that still haunt the city. The knowledgeable guides lead a walk packed with local history and ghostly tales.
Whether it is Tolkien or C S Lewis, or even Philip Larkin, literary lovers will be enthralled with the literary walking tour around the city. From those who studied at the university to those who were inspired by the setting and the dreaming spires, visitors will learn about their literary heroes and discover more to read. Alternatively visit the Oxford Story Museum and have tea with a mad hatter or climb through a wardrobe to a fantasy land.
Discover a dodo
The Oxford Museum of Natural History will inspire budding palaeontologists with its fantastic selection of dinosaur skeletons, a trilobite wall and a whale skeleton. The museum also features the country's most complete dodo remains as well as the oldest human burial remains found in the UK.
In the heart of the city, The Vanbrugh House Hotel has its own hidden gems and makes the perfect base of exploring Oxford. The hotel was originally a large Georgian house and its 22 elegant rooms are unique, telling stories past and present, with interesting décor. Some still have their original fireplaces and wooden panelling and the furnishings are an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary. The beautifully designed and well-appointed rooms are brought to life by being named after - and depicting the experiences of - characters or iconic products connected to Oxford. Each tale is displayed on the walls for you to enjoy with some rooms offering views of the best attractions in the city, so you can relax while you imbibe the history. Whether it is the architect Sir John Vanbrugh, who designed the hotel and Blenheim Palace or the classic Mini, each room has a tale to tell.
Vanbrugh House Hotel, Oxford has rooms available from £99.50 per person. For further information, click here, and for more exciting venues both for your big-day and pre- and post-wedding celebrations, check out the latest issue of Your Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wedding - on sale now.
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