3 Unmissable Events in Oxfordshire in 2018

2018 is full of big events and our hotel stands out as one of the most convenient places to stay near Oxford when you explore the region.

The Oxfordshire region is well known for its yearly festivals, shows and boat races and 2018 is no exception. There are fantastic events in store for the new year and here at the Oxford Abingdon Hotel, we can’t wait to share those moments with you.

Thanks to our fantastic location only ten miles away from Oxford, the hotel is the ideal venue to enjoy numerous events. Here are our top 3 events but don’t forget to buy your tickets as they are highly likely to sell out.


Oxford Literary Festival – March 2018

The FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival celebrates literature annually for the pleasure of older and younger generations. Oxford City Centre turns into a full celebration of words and stories, with numerous events happening across town throughout the week. Don’t forget to book your ticket as this is one of the most popular events in Oxford.


Blenheim Palace Flower Show – June 2018

From the 22nd to the 24th of June 2018, Blenheim Palace gets colourful with its Annual Flower Show. Set in the stunning surroundings of Blenheim Palace, the annual Flower Show is a three-day weekend dedicated to gardening, flowers and plants. Join the festivities and discover all the tips and tricks about gardening and lifestyle. You will see numerous stands from trade exhibitors as well as local food and drink. Tickets are already on sale so don’t miss out.


Henley Royal Regatta – July 2018

The world-famous Henley Royal Regatta is held from the 4th to the 8th of July on the River Thames. With origins getting back to 1839, the Henley Regatta is a rowing competition which attracts thousands of visitors each year. You can see more than 200 races over the course of the five days and get into the spirit of the race with the nearby restaurants and bars. Booking your tickets in advance to attend the Regatta is highly recommended.

Literature, flowers, boat racing; there are events for everyone in 2018 in and around Oxford. Make the most of your stay in the region and book your stay with us at the Oxford Abingdon Hotel.


Exploring the region in 2018? Don’t miss the 3 top events in Oxfordshire in the New Year. Book your stay at our conveniently located hotel for the best rate and or more information, call us now on 01235 553456 or contact us directly.