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Sport in Oxford Whether you want to get fit and have fun or cheer on some of Oxford’s finest sports men and women you’ll find plenty of venues in and around this city.

For a city that plays host to the Henley Royal Regatta and pits its best young rowers against rival university Cambridge annually, it’s no surprise that Oxford is ahead of many areas when it comes to water sports.

To try your hand at a range of thrilling sports, head to Adventure Plus [map] in Witney. Here you can try white water rafting, rock climbing and canoeing in safety with Adventure Plus trained supervisors.

If this sounds like too much effort but you’d still like to enjoy some time on the river, head to the Magdalen Bridge Boathouse [map], and treat yourself to a chauffeured punt (with free wine) or bring the family along and hire a pedalo.

Why not get on your skates and head to the Oxford Ice Rink [map], where you can try to keep upright or show off your pirouettes in style. What makes this ice rink different to others in the UK is the added excitement of the snow effect, which means that you can enjoy the authentic feeling of flakes caressing your nose as you skate.

You could see the spires from a different perspective and hop in a hot air balloon courtesy of Oxford Balloon Company, which offers flights across the city throughout the year.

Golfers will find plenty of courses around the area including Hinksey Heights [map] at South Hinksey, and Banbury Golf Centre [map]. Many courses combine beautiful scenery, lavish hotels and large courses to make a golfer's holiday complete.

Another way to see the beautiful countryside surrounding Oxford is to head out for a riding lesson. Whether you’ve ridden before or are a complete beginner there are plenty of schools that can help you feel comfortable on a horse. Schools like Turpins Lodge Riding Centre [map] in Banbury offer tuition to all levels and pony trekking opportunities.

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Boat Race in Oxford Even though it’s not held in Oxford the annual Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race still manages to create a real carnival atmosphere in the city, particularly if Oxford return victorious…   Henley Regatta Thousands of people flock to the Henley Royal Regatta every year to watch and participate in the Henley Regatta...

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Iffley As the place where Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile, Iffley Road Sports Ground has an important place in the history and development of British sport...   Racing in Oxford Visitors to Oxford often feel the need for speed, so you’ll be pleased to know there are places to accommodate your racing passion...

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