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The city of dreaming spires is the ideal location for a loved-up getaway with that special someone. The city is full of romance, with picturesque parks, architecture and scenery around every corner. You won’t be short of things to do while you’re here, that’s for sure!

Check out our top five romantic activities you can do during your stay in Oxford.

Go for a punt along the river

See the sights of Oxford by water with a punt down the River Cherwell. There’s nothing better than a relaxing sail along the river on a nice day, even if the weather is a little chilly!

You can rent punting boats from the Magdalen Bridge Boathouse and spend a chilled-out day together cruising down the water. Alternatively, why not hire a chauffeur so you can both sit back and enjoy the scenery?

Find out more about Oxford river punting here.

Visit the Museum of Natural History

A museum date is a wonderful way to soak up history and culture while spending time together. The museum was founded in 1860 as the centre for scientific study at the University of Oxford and holds a wide collection of geological and zoological specimens.

Marvel at the range of exhibitions, including their ‘Out of the Deep’ display which showcases two impressive Plesiosaur skeletons!

See what else you can find in the museum and plan your museum visit now.

Have a relaxing stroll around Christ Church

Christ Church is one of the most beautiful buildings in Oxford, and the gardens are a wonderful place for a laid-back wander around.

If you fancy learning more about this historic college, take a guided tour of the grounds to learn all about its history from one of the knowledgeable Custodians. On the other hand, you can take yourself on a self-guided tour at your own pace and explore together.

Discover what you find at the college here.

Shopping at Bicester Village

Designer bargains in a picturesque setting, what more could you want? Bicester Village is just a short train journey away from Oxford, and houses a wide range of top designer brands at discount prices, perfect for treating that special someone!

They also have restaurants and coffee shops for grabbing a bite to eat to fuel your shopping. If you visit when the sun goes down you’ll be able to see the beautiful fairy lights illuminating the village, and adding a sense of romance to the air.

Find out more about Bicester Village, and see what top brands are on offer here.

Enjoy a romantic meal at Victors

Dine in a beautiful setting, with a modern Asian-inspired meal at Victors. Located on the rooftop of Oxford Westgate with views of Christ Church, the floral arrangements inside Victors are iconic. It’s the ideal location for enjoying a delicious meal, along with a cocktail or two.

Why not sample their unique take on afternoon tea? With sushi, mini cheesecakes and mini ice cream cones – you’ve never had an afternoon tea like this one! You can even splash out and add a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne to make it an extra special dining experience.

It’s a popular venue for locals and tourists alike, so make sure you book ahead! Take a look here.

We hope these activities have inspired you to visit Oxford for your next romantic getaway! Why not make your break extra special with our Ultimate Champagne package?

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