Places to visit

Residents at Kingsmere will benefit from a number of planned new community facilities including new schools, a village centre, health, recreation and sports facilities.

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

Set in 160 acres of parkland and gardens around a listed Victorian Manor House and has been open to the pubic since 1970. It is situated 2 miles south of Burford, Oxfordshire about 29 miles from Bicester.

Broughton Castle

described as the most beautiful castle in all England for “sheer loveliness” of the combination of water, woods and picturesque buildings. A recent accolade came in 2003 in England’s Thousand Best Houses by Sir Simon Jenkins. The author only gives 20 of the 1,000 houses five stars – and Broughton Castle is proud to be one of them. It is situated only 3 miles from the M40 just outside Banbury, about 24 miles from Bicester.

Rousham Park House & Garden

the house, built in 1635 by Sir Robert Dormer, is still in ownership of the same family. William Kent made alterations to the interior of the house, which retains some 17th century panelling and the original staircases, furniture, pictures and bronzes. It is situated 8 miles from Bicester.

Waterperry Gardens

Guaranteed to delight and inspire garden-lovers from across the country and the world. Founded by Beatrix Havergal more than 70 years ago as a School of Horticulture for Ladies, the gardens at Waterperry have evolved into an oasis of calm and beauty. It is situated about 10 miles from Bicester.


Banzai Events

provide activity days and action sports for everyone including Quad Biking, Honda Pilot Racing Buggies, Off Road Go Karts, 4×4 Jeeps, Shooting, Rally Driving, Conferences, Team Building and much more. It is situated about 6 miles from Bicester.

Blenheim Palace

home to 11th Duke of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, offers a memorable day out. Set in 2,100 acres of beautiful parkland landscaped by “Capability” Brown, the exquisite Baroque Palace is surrounded by sweeping lawns, formal gardens and the magnificent Lake. Situated in Woodstock, 8 miles from Oxford on the A44 Evesham Road, about 16 miles from Bicester.

Bernwood Forest, Oakley

Bernwood Forest was designated as a Forest Nature Reserve in 1981 because of its richness as a butterfly habitat. Recently 40 species have been recorded breeding in the forest, making is ones of the most important sites in Britain. Between Oakley and Stanton St John. It is situated about 19 miles from Bicester.

Shotover Country Park

Offers everyone a chance to enjoy a place of beauty and history right on the edge of Oxford. Covering 117 hectares (289 acres) on the southern slopes of Shotover Hill there are spectacular views from the top across south Oxfordshire. Shotover Park is based in Old Road, Headlington, Oxford about 16 miles from Bicester.