Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton is a bustling market town occupying the highest point of Oxfordshire. It is located around 18 miles northwest of Oxford in the Cotswald Hills.

Like many of the Cotswold towns, Chipping Norton grew to wealth with the wool trade, and up to today its Bliss Tweed Mill is a major landmark. The Bliss Mill factory appears like a combination of a mansion and a folly with a domed based chimney.You can also enjoy historic listed buildings including alms houses, churches and the Town Hall, along with a great selection of independent shops, centuries-old pubs, eateries and accommodation.

Chipping Norton, also called “Chippy” is a lively town with a variety of festivals around the year such as the well-known Chipping Norton Literary Festival. The events and festivals mostly take place in the medieval market place which is situated in the heart of the town. Here you can also find the Town Hall, the Guidhall as well as the Chipping Norton Theatre.

In the closer area you can find the mysterious Rollright Stones, a megalithic stone circle. Legend has it that it is impossible to count the stones, and that whoever can count them three times and always reach the same number will have their heart’s desire fulfilled. You can also enjoy historic listed buildings including alms houses, churches and the Town Hall, along with a great selection of independent shops, centuries-old pubs, eateries and accommodation.

Getting There

By Bus

There is a bus service between Oxford city centre (Railway station or Gloucester Bus Station) to Chipping Norton. The bus number is S3 and the bus is operated by Stagecoach.

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November 2020

November 20, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - January 3, 2021 @ 10:00 pm

Christmas At Blenheim

Blenheim Palace, Blenheim Palace
Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1UL United Kingdom
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We love Christmas at Blenheim Palace and we are so happy that even though 2020 has been a difficult year, the good news is Christmas will still be happening, although a little differently this year. But don't worry we haven't gone all Baa Humbug... For 2020 we cannot offer joint tickets for the Palace and Light Trail. Book your tickets and time slots separately. There are bright lights for winter nights... The Illuminated Light Trail will be even more spectacular…

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November 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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Wantage Country Market

Vale & Downland Museum, Church Street
Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 8BL United Kingdom
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Wantage Country Market is held in the Museum Cafe every Friday morning. The best place to buy fresh homemade goodies such as jams, chutneys and cakes as well as home grown fruit, vegetables and flowers. They also have some crafts, including cards, aprons & knitted baby wear. *Please note this market is not organised by the Museum, the Wantage Country Market is a separate organisation.

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December 2020

December 5 @ 10:00 am - December 24 @ 5:00 pm
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Christmas Fairytale 2020 at Fairytale Farm

Fairytale Farm, Southcombe
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5QH United Kingdom

At the Farm's magical 'Christmas Fairytale' event, you will journey from the South Pole to the North Pole and visit a Fairytale Castle along the way. You will meet some interactive dancing penguins, visit the Toymaker's cosy log cabin and see Santa's sleigh ready to launch into a clear night sky of twinkling stars, before walking through the Secret Forest to meet Father Christmas himself in his beautiful Grotto, which evokes an atmosphere of Christmas past. Other Christmas activities include…

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