Nearest town: Oxford (7 miles by car), Oxfordshire
Opening Times: Winter: 0630-2230; Summer: 0530-2130 (For Christmas and New Year timings, see latest NOTAM)
Longest Runway: 1319m, Grooved asphalt
Fuel: AVTUR JET A-1, AVGAS 100LL
Phone: 01865 290650
Note: Oxford/Kidlington is a PPR airport. (Call 01865 290660/662/603 for PPR).
- Handling: Handled in-house (01865 290 660, [email protected]).
- Facilities at airport: Restaurant, pilot’s shop, ATM, sports and health club, pilot and crew facility with satellite TV, video, internet access, kitchen and meeting room (to book facility – 01865 290705, [email protected])
- Charters: Airmed (01865 842887, www.airmed.co.uk), Hangar 8 Limited (01865 372215, www.hangar8.co.uk), Oxford Air Services (01865 370739, www.oxfordairservices.co.uk), Direct Air Executive (01865 374262, www.directaircharter.com), PremiAir Charter & Management (01895 830900, www.premiair.co.uk), One Charter (01895 830900, www.onecharter.co.uk), Executive Jet Charter Ltd. (01242 244088, www.execjet.co.uk)
- Flying Schools: Oxford Aviation Academy (01865 841234, www.oaa.com), Pilot Flight Training (01865 370814, www.pilotflighttraining.com), Uplift Aviation (01865 559997, www.upliftaviation.com)
- The Boat Inn, Thrupp, Kidlington (01865 374279). Just 5 miles away from the airport, this is a warm and friendly pub that is right by the Oxford Canal and serves up beers from smaller breweries as well.
- The Dogwood, also called the Squire Bassett, Oxford Road, Kidlington (01865 373340). A pub that’s gone in for some serious refurbishing, the Dogwood now has an attractive beer garden and some “wholesome” food.
- The Six Bells, Mill St., Kidlington (01865 373107). A traditional pub popular with locals, especially to watch the football!
- When I was a student at Oxford, I always liked to walk to The Trout by the river. It’s a short cab ride from Kidlington.
- The Nut Tree Inn, Main Street, Murcott, Kidlington (01865 331253, www.nuttreeinn.co.uk). Strictly speaking, this is a pub, but a gastro-pub with a focus on modern British food and rave food reviews deserves a mention in this section!
- La Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Church Road, Great Milton, Oxford (01844 278881, www.manoir.com). A two-michelin starred French restaurant with many ingredients sourced from its own 2-acre gardens. Also offers lavish, if expensive accomodation.
- Edamame, Holywell Street, Oxford (01865 246916). Fresh and authentic Japanese food, but the popularity of the place means that it tends to be crowded.
- Warsborough House, Mill Street, Kidlington (01865 370316, www.warsboroughhouse.co.uk). A 300 year old house in the older part of Kidlington, the Warsborough House could be described as gracious yet friendly.
- The Old Bank Hotel, High Street, Oxford (01865 799599, www.oldbank-hotel.co.uk). Located in the heart of Oxford, this boutique hotel in a Georgian stone building, has small but luxurious rooms and a fine collection of modern art, including some especially commissioned for the hotel.
- Hinksey Heights Golf Course, South Hinksey, Oxford (01865 327775, www.oxford-golf.co.uk). 3 courses at one location with the 18 hole Championship course providing fine views of Oxford’s dreaming spires.
- North Oxford Golf Club, Banbury Road, Oxford (01865 554924, www.nogc.co.uk). A 100 year old club on the outskirts of Oxford.
- Southfield Golf Club, Hilltop Road, Oxford (01865 242158, www.southfieldgolf.com). A challenging course with a well stocked golf shop.
- Waterstock Golf Club, Thame Road, Waterstock, Oxford (01844 338093, www.waterstockgolf.co.uk). A parkland course with something to offer for golfers of all abilities.
- A visit to Blenheim Palace, one of England’s famous houses, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and now a World Heritage Site (www.blenheimpalace.com).
- Visits to Oxford University (www.ox.ac.uk), museums and the Bodleian Library (www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/bodley), one of the oldest libraries of Europe.
- Walking in or driving around the beautiful Cotswolds area (www.the-cotswolds.org)