Canal Boat Hire in Oxfordshire is the ideal holiday for those who are looking to experience a laid back way of life. The county is one of the most beautiful in the country, and has everything from bustling cities to tiny chocolate box villages. The county is perfect for those who enjoy a few hours shopping and has everything from the usual high street stores to newly-formed farmer’s markets, so finding a shopping environment that suits you should not be difficult.
Markets are a good way to get to know the area and to meet some of the locals, as well as purchasing some good quality local produce. Many of the towns and villages have farmer’s markets, including Abingdon, Banbury and Woodstock. Farmer’s markets offer not just fruit and vegetables, but locally produced jam, honey and other preserves as well as crafts such as candles and home baked goods.
The area is also home to a number of collectors’ fairs and flea markets which take place regularly. These are perfect for those using the Canal Boat Hire in Oxfordshire who enjoy collecting and browsing among antiques and collectibles. Bodicote has a regular collector fair as does Burford, and both of these towns have other amenities such as restaurants and other shops for those who want to spend more time there. The Cotswolds is filled with towns and villages that are ideal stopping points on your boating holiday.
The city of Oxford has many well known high street stores, but for those who are prepared to look a little deeper, there are some markets and arcades of craft stores and independent shops. Those on Canal Boat Hire in Oxfordshire holidays will find that there are several canals which pass through the city and many mooring points, making it the ideal port of call for those who are looking for a little retail therapy. There are loads of places to explore around this region and you may also like to enjoy some time off in the beautiful area of Trowbridge and Bath on the River Avon Canal and the Canal Boat Breaks in Avon. Whatever you want from your time off the Canal Boat Hire in Oxfordshire presents you with an idyllic location to spend some time off.