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Woman's Weekly (UK) - - News - WW’s Con­tent edi­tor, Beth

where i went

An in­vi­ta­tion to a wed­ding at Brasenose Col­lege was enough to tempt my hus­band and me into book­ing a long week­end in this his­toric city.

what i did

Aside from cel­e­brat­ing the mar­riage of our friends, we wan­dered through the Botanic Gar­den, browsed the stalls at the Cov­ered Mar­ket and hired a tra­di­tional punt from Mag­dalen Bridge Boathouse. Though I must ad­mit my hus­band had far bet­ter bal­ance on board than I did!

what i ate

The rooftop restau­rant at the Ash­molean Mu­seum was an idyl­lic set­ting for a long lunch. We grazed on br­uschetta topped with au­bergine and green toma­toes, be­fore or­der­ing lemon and ri­cotta can­nel­loni. The but­tery slices of toasted banana bread we de­voured at The Miss­ing Bean are well worth a men­tion, too.

where i stayed

Our first night was spent at Van­brugh House Ho­tel, which has a beau­ti­ful baroque

ex­te­rior. Cen­trally lo­cated, it's within walk­ing dis­tance of 10 mu­se­ums. We then en­joyed two nights at The Head Of The River – a chic pub on the banks of the Thames.

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