If you opt for some time away then the Narrowboat Hire Oxfordshire has plenty of places that you can visit while you are cruising the waterways there. Stately homes and historic houses are in abundance in the area so it may be a good idea to take the opportunity to teach the children a little about the country’s heritage.
Blenheim Palace is one of the most opulent stately homes in the country and is famous as the birthplace of Winston Churchill, whose grave is just a few miles away at Bladon. The house is home to the Dukes of Marlborough and has featured in a number of films and TV programmes such as the Avengers and Entrapment.
Alternatively those choosing Narrowboat Hire Oxfordshire might want to pay a visit to Stonor Park. This is located in the forests of the Chiltern Hills and is considered to have one of the most beautiful settings in the country. The house has been owned by the same family for almost 900 years, dating back to the 12th century. The house is home to an amazing collection of paintings, statues and ceramics which come from all over the world. The house has hidden chambers in the attics which were used by Edmund Campion to hide out away from religious persecution.
Another potential tourist attraction for those taking Narrowboat Hire Oxfordshire is Mapledurham House. This is not just a stately home but a place that has a wide variety of activities for all the family. You can take part in clay pigeon shooting, quad biking and horse riding, and as with Blenheim, you may recognise the location from one of many TV or film productions. The estate dates back to the Norman Conquest and appears in the Domesday book. The house is a family home after a long restoration but the grounds are open to the public.