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Rousham Gardens, Oxfordshire

Attractions History & culture

With many features which delighted eighteenth century visitors to Rousham still in situ, such as the ponds and cascades in Venus’s Vale, the Cold Bath, and seven arched Praeneste, Townsend’s Building, the Temple of the Mill, and, on the skyline, a sham ruin known as the ‘Eyecatcher’.

Don’t miss the walled garden with its herbacious borders, small parterre, pigeon house and espalier apple trees. A fine herd of rare Long-Horn cattle are to be seen in the park. When you visit Rousham you will find it uncommercial and unspoilt with no tea room and no shop. Bring a picnic, wear comfortable shoes and it is yours for the day. No children under 15. No dogs.

  • Location Macdonald Bear Hotel
  • Date range Year round from 10am

Where you can stay

Hotel in Woodstock

Macdonald Bear Hotel 4 Stars

Macdonald Bear Hotel is one of the finest 4-star hotels in Oxfordshire. Set in Woodstock, in what was once a 13th century coaching inn, our hotel offers the best of breathtaking scenery and fine facilities. With direct access to the historic city of Oxford, our hotel is a popular choice for family holidays, business and weddings.

  • Historic country house charm
  • Majestic 13th century coaching inn
  • Picturesque village location
  • 54 individually-styled bedrooms
  • Golf courses nearby
  • Meeting and conference facilities
  • Free Wifi Powered by The Cloud
  • Luxury wedding packages
  • Award-winning restaurant onsite

from £100.00 per room per stay

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