Bicester

The historic market town Bicester is situated in the Cherwell District in the northern part of Oxfordshire. The town’s history goes back over a thousand years and many of the buildings are considered as places of historic interest. Visit the medieval church of St Edburg’s, the earliest remaining building in Bicester or take a stroll around the Market Square which comprises parts of the historic town trail.

The countryside surrounding Bicester features green fields and meadows with honey-coloured stone building villages. The scenic landscape offers a relaxed and peaceful environment for walking and cycling tours. Especially the Island Pond Wood nature reserve is worth a visit with a nice circular walk around the wood.

Another highlight in Bicester are the delightful gardens of Garth Park which host a summer programme of music events. Kids particularly enjoy the Garth Park Play Area, with a wide selection of playing equipment to explore.

On the town’s edge is Bicester Village – an enormously popular luxury brand retail outlet with more than 160 boutiques to choose from.

Visit Bicester Heritage, a former WW2 RAF site and home of historic motoring, transporting guests back in time along its tree-lined avenues and restored buildings. Sky Wave Gin is based on the RAF base and is a unique experience for friends and family – immerse yourself in Gin Heaven at their boutique distillery and enjoy the Sky Wave Distillery Experience, perfect for gin lovers.

Getting There

Bicester is located just 12 miles north-east of Oxford and easily accessible from Oxford via bus or train.

By Train

Chiltern Railway offers a frequent train service from Oxford Railway Station to Bicester Village.

By Bus

Stagecoach offers the bus line S5 & X5 from Oxford (bus station) to Bicester North Station. The bus will depart towards Cambridge.

Additionally, National Express is operating a bus service from Oxford Bus Station to Bicester, Manorsfield Road.

Where is Bicester?

How to get to Bicester

  • X5: Oxford to Cambridge

    The X5 service runs seven days a week between Oxford and Cambridge via Bicester, Buckingham, Milton Keynes, St Neots and Bedford. Buses depart every 30 minutes.

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  • S5: Oxford to Bicester Village and Bicester

    The S5 connects Oxford and Bicester via Summertown, Gosford, Bicester Village. Buses depart up to every 15 minutes.

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