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New group experiences in Oxfordshire

Date Posted: 07/02/2012

Groups visiting Oxfordshire in the coming months can looking forward to a variety of new tours and attractions, from guided walks and special events, to barbeque courses at Britain’s first dedicated barbeque cookery school.

New guided walking tours for groups include ‘Oxford and the Olympics’, celebrating some of the city’s most celebrated sportsmen and women; and the ‘Plaques Tour’, revealing the personalities and stories behind the plaques mounted on Oxford’s buildings.

Blenheim Palace has also launched a series of new tours for groups. ‘Lights, Camera, Action: Blenheim Palace the Star of Film and TV’ reveals what happens when Hollywood descends; while ‘A Palace at War: How Blenheim Palace Fought the First World War’ focuses on the first Duke of Marlborough and his victories during the War of the Spanish Succession. New catering services for groups will also be available.

Smaller groups of up to nine people can opt for an alternative experience at the Weber Grill Academy at Nuneham Courtenay. Reportedly Britain’s first dedicated barbeque cookery school, courses are available for different seasons and various skill levels.

Group travel organisers can also plan their visit to coincide with one of the county’s special events. Highlights include the Dorchester Festival (31st May to 5th June); Thame Food Festival (29th September); Apple Weekends at Waterperry Gardens (5th to 7th October) and Sulgrave Manor (13th and 14th October); and the Oxford Castle Ghost Fest (1st to 31st October).

For further information or to plan a group visit to Oxfordshire, telephone: 01865-252409 or visit

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