On the outskirts of Bicester town, Oxfordshire, you'll find the tourist mecca which goes by the same name. As the UK's leading designer outlet, it's really rather misleading to describe Bicester Village as a 'relaxed shopping haven in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside,' as its official site does.
In reality, rarely a day goes by when the complex isn't jam-packed full of people, each on a personal mission to bag the best bargain buy - and if rural Oxfordshire is within walking distance, you'd never know. That being said, few come here to enjoy the scenic home county surroundings, beautiful as they are. Expect to make great savings - or to part with money that you never knew you had.