Thame

Thame is a thriving market town, perfectly situated at the foot of the Chiltern Hills, just 14 miles from Oxford. From historical buildings to beautiful parks, the Thame Museum, The Players Theatre, a vibrant High Street, and regular events – Thame has lots of exciting attractions and activities for all the family.

Like many traditional market towns, Thame grew from Anglo-Saxon roots but has since developed its own individual character whilst preserving its rich history. Ancient medieval buildings stand alongside Georgian and Victorian architecture and the iconic boat-shaped high street stands as testimony to the marketplace for which it was originally designed. The beauty of the town offers a quintessentially English experience and is the reason that Thame is one of the most frequently used filming locations for the popular ITV series, Midsomer Murders.

Although Thame is a ‘historic’ market town, there is nothing historic about our markets which continue to thrive today with regular markets throughout the year. Regular Arts and Craft fairs are also hosted in the Town Hall. True to its tradition as a market centre, the streets of Thame are also home to a whole variety of fantastic independent and well-known shops, eateries & pubs. There is always something going on in Thame’s buzzing events calendar. This includes a Country Show at Easter; Music Festivals in May and July; a vibrant Carnival and Fete in June; Towersey Music Festival in August; a Horse & Country Show, a Food Festival and a Street Fun Fair in September; an Arts & Literature Festival in October, and of course our fun-filled Christmas Lights Switch-on.

For visitors and locals alike, a friendly and helpful team are on hand in the Town Hall Information Centre to provide you with all the latest information about the town and surrounding area. Whether your interests are in walking, cycling, history, or Midsomer Murders, there’s an abundance of trails available in and around Thame. To help you explore, leaflets are available from the Information Centre or download them from www.thametowncouncil.gov.uk/visit-thame

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August 2022

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Distillery Experience & Gin Tasting in Oxfordshire 2022

Sky Wave Gin, The North Tanker Sheds 105, Bicester Heritage, Buckingham Road
Bicester, Oxfordshire OX27 8AL United Kingdom
£24

Immerse yourself in Gin Heaven at our boutique distillery, the Home of the World’s Best Contemporary Gin 2020. Hear the stories and drink award winning gin at the only distillery…

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August 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Distillery Experience & Gin Tasting in Oxfordshire 2022

Sky Wave Gin, The North Tanker Sheds 105, Bicester Heritage, Buckingham Road
Bicester, Oxfordshire OX27 8AL United Kingdom
£24

Immerse yourself in Gin Heaven at our boutique distillery, the Home of the World’s Best Contemporary Gin 2020. Hear the stories and drink award winning gin at the only distillery…

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August 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Three Musketeers, Box Tree Productions

Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry
Wheatley, Oxfordshire (for Satnav please use postcode OX33 1LA) OX33 1JZ United Kingdom
£10.00 – £15.00

Sat 6th August 2022 5:00pm, Doors Open at 4:00pm Peformance from 5:00pm to 7:00pm Tickets will be available to purchase online for this date from Fri 1 Apr 2022 at…

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