The Weekend Tourist is a blog written by Jess Friend Bartlett. Sometimes we only do touristy things on holiday - 25 days annual leave a year. That’s a shame, as we’ve 104 weekend days for exploring. This blog is all about discovering your local neighbourhood, attractions, historic places, local eateries and independents, which for me is in Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and the wider Cotswolds, UK. And when annual leave adds up, you'll find the occasional far flung adventure.

Three local Tysoe attractions now open to visit post-lockdown
Visit a virtual local attraction – the best ones nearest Tysoe
Winter stay at The Plough Inn, Cold Aston
Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market
Visting the Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market
Afternoon tea and pot painting at the Emma Bridgewater Factory
A day out at Living Rainforest, Berkshire
What to expect when visiting Chipping Norton’s Country Market
Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market