Oxford Caravan & Camping Club site

Oxford Camping and Caravanning Club Site

426 Abingdon Rd,

Oxford

OX1 4XG

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February 2020 we stayed at the Oxford Caravan and Camping club site for two night so we could meet up with my brother on the same weekend storm Denis was in town. We still had an excellent weekend even with the rain and rocking van in the wind.

This site is perfectly located for getting in and out of Oxford. Just of the Oxford ring road so you can get out and explore the surrounding area like the beautiful Cotswold's. For Oxford you have a few options to travel in, the park and ride is just up the road, you will probably have passed this on the way in and there is a very good bus service with a selection of buses passing the main road just out side the site.

If you are feeling up to it its only about 2 miles walk to the center of the city walking along the toe path of the river Thames. For us this is the best way to get into Oxford, you get to see all the boats passing bye, feed the swans and ducks on the way and just enjoy the leisurely stroll into town.

On arrival to the site you will see the entrance as a camping shop called Go Outdoors. To the right is the entrance to the club site which is a bit narrow but most van outfits will fit through. You will be met by the very friendly staff and shown to your pitch. On site there is a good toilet block, a bit dated at the time of writing this but we found it OK, hot showers which is just what we needed for this time of year and kept clean like you would get from most club sites. Due to the proximity of this site to the Oxford ring road and railway you will get some traffic noise on site, but we did not find this distracting and it did not keep up awake at night unlike Storm Denis. You would expect this from a site so close to a city center anyway.

Just outside the site on the main Abingdon Road to the left there is a local pub called the Duke of Monmouth, we booked a table here on Friday night and had a very nice dinner and a pint of beer. Also outside the site is the Go Outdoor camping shop as mentioned earlier. An excellent shop for all camping equipment and outdoor clothing at very reasonable prices.

Oxford is a great place to visit for shopping, museums, heritage sights and church's, eating out and evening entertainment. There is so much to do that I cannot list it all here. We walked around looking at all the university's and stepping in the footsteps of great people, we climbed St Mary's tower and popped into the Natural Museum. At the end of a long day we had a pint in The Four Candles Wetherspoon's pub with a bite to eat and then onto The Royal Blenheim pub where they serve an excellent Titanic real ale cherry infused which I've never tried before. It was then back to the site walking along the river path late at night with all the light on.

I highly recommend this site if you are intending to explore the city of Oxford and one we will be coming back to again.

 

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