Hotels in Marston
Set to the north-east of Oxford, close to the A40 Northern Bypass, lies the village of Marston. Sometimes referred to as Old Marston, the village is something of an oasis of tranquillity, despite being just a few miles from the very heart of the city. If you're intending to spend some time in the area and want to find accommodation to suit your budget, take a look at the range of Marston hotels listed here on the website.
Out and about
The parish church of St Nicholas occupies a prominent position in the heart of the village. It dates back to the 12th century, although a number of additions were made in the 1600s.
Oxford City Football Club's ground lies a short walk from the centre of Marston on Marsh Lane. You'll find a number of other green spaces nearby, including Dunstan Park and Oxford University Parks on the bank of the River Cherwell.
Take a short walk from Marston to reach the Victoria Arms pub, nestled on the eastern bank of the river. The pub regularly featured in episodes of the hit television series Inspector Morse and is a favourite with river users who hire punts during the summer months and then stop off at the Victoria Arms for lunch.
Being in such close proximity to the centre of Oxford, Marston is ideally placed for accessing the city's main sights. There are regular bus connections into Oxford, along with a cycle route that links Marston and the city centre.
Take time to wander through the streets of what has to be regarded as one of the world's most famous and picturesque university cities. View the magnificent buildings belonging to the University of Oxford, including Magdalen College with its huge bell tower and Bodleian Library, which dates back to the 15th century.
Find time to visit Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, before stretching your legs with a walk through the University of Oxford Botanic Garden. Cutteslowe Park to the north-west of Marston is perfect for an afternoon stroll, while golf fans can practice their swing at North Oxford Golf Club nearby.
Eating and drinking
You'll find a number of dining options within a short distance of Marston. The Red Lion on Oxford Road serves a great selection of pub classics and offers a warm and friendly atmosphere. The Cherwell Boathouse Restaurant is also within easy reach, known for its intriguing flavour combinations and use of fresh, locally sourced ingredients. A little further up the river is the Victoria Arms, where you'll find picturesque riverside views, cosy rooms with log fires and an excellent menu selection.
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