Secret Spaces in Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire borders Warwickshire to the north-west, Northamptonshire to the north-east, Buckinghamshire to the east, Berkshire to the south, Wiltshire to the south-west and Gloucestershire to the west.
The county has major education and tourist industries and is noted for the motorsport industry. Oxford is the second-best city in the UK for growth potential (2018 Arcadis ‘Investing in Britain’ report) and is one of only two non-London Boroughs in the UK’s top-10 for inward venture capital investment (Nesta’s ‘State of Small Business’ report – October 2017). Oxford University Press is the largest firm. In addition, Oxfordshire is home to the Times Higher Education number one-ranked university in the world, Oxford University – which continues to lead the way in innovative research.
As well as the city of Oxford, other centres of population are Banbury, Bicester, Kidlington, Chipping Norton, Carterton, Witney, Thame, Chinnor, Abingdon-on-Thames, Wantage, Didcot, Wallingford and Henley-on-Thames.
Oxfordshire has a lot to offer to visitors not forgetting it’s world-class rural landscape including the globally recognised Cotswolds and major tourism assets, such as the award-winning Blenheim Palace in Woodstock. There is a reason why people return to the county again and again. From the ancient University of Oxford to the rolling hills of the Cotswolds there is so much rich history and culture to explore.
Oxfordshire includes parts of three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty; The Cotswolds, North Wessex Downs and wooded hills of the Chilterns and is home to the gorgeous Secret Space Cornwell Manor.