When you visit Yarnton Manor, you’ll never be short of things to do in your leisure time. It’s incredibly well-placed for exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside, not to mention Oxford itself.

Yarnton Manor is not only the perfect location for business meetings, conferences, and client entertaining but is also ideally located for exploring both the city of Oxford and the surrounding Oxfordshire area.

With inside knowledge from our team, you’ll always get the best advice on things to see and do around Oxfordshire and even further afield. Our team can recommend the best spots for shopping and sightseeing, and can book you anything from a theatre reservation to a private jet from London Oxford airport.

Walking Tours of Oxford

Yarnton is close to the historic university city of Oxford, where a walking tour is the best way to appreciate the rich architecture of this celebrated city.

Walks in Oxford and Footprints Tours are among the companies offering sightseeing tours on foot, introducing you to highlights including the Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Camera and Christ Church College.

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is right on our doorstep, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty famous for its photogenic villages. The closest of these is Woodstock, where the primary draw is Blenheim Palace – birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

Beyond Woodstock, picture-postcard villages such as Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and Snowshill make a wonderful day trip from Yarnton Manor. Cycling is a great way to enjoy the rolling Cotswolds countryside, where quaint country pubs are a rewarding sight after a morning’s ride.

Bicester Village

For designer outlet shopping, look no further than Bicester Village, less than 20 minutes up the A34 from Yarnton Manor. Brands with discount shops here include Armani, Barbour, Burberry, DKNY and Dior.

North Oxford Golf Club

Relax with a round of golf at North Oxford Golf Club, an 80-acre par 67 course founded over a century ago. Visitors are very welcome, and the food is excellent.

Kirtlington Park Polo Club

The Kirtlington Park Polo Club is spectacularly situated in the rolling English countryside, and the games that take place throughout the summer are wonderful sunny day entertainment.

On-site activities

Yarnton Manor itself is well-equipped for relaxation, with a comfortable television lounge area and a cinema room. Those wishing to attend church services need not walk far, as they are regularly held right next door at St Bartholomew’s Church. A visit to St Bartholomew’s is recommended for any guest at the Manor; the history of the site stretches back to 1006, with the present structure dating at least as far back as 1190.