Witney

Things to do in Witney

Witney is the largest of the market towns in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds and much of the architecture reflects the past prosperity of the woollen trade, including the 17th century Butter Cross and church of St Mary the Virgin with its 150ft spire.

An attractive high street runs from the Butter Cross and features the 18th century town hall, the Blanket Hall and the Victorian Corn Exchange. The town has a bustling atmosphere with a good range of shops, supermarkets and a twice weekly market. Witney offers all of the facilities you would expect to find in a town of its size. A varied shopping experience including the Marriotts Walk shopping development, pubs, restaurants, and leisure facilities at The Witney Lakes resort and the Windrush Leisure Centre.

Events in Witney

Annual events include the autumn Witney Carnival and Witney Feast, nearby Eynsham Carnival, and Wychwood Forest Fair.

Witney is 12 miles west of Oxford, with many attractions and villages to enjoy. Witney Visitor Information Centre has lots of information on even more attractions and events so be sure to take a look when planning your visit.

After visiting Witney, take a nice walk from the town that takes you along the river and around the lake, here is a Witney walk and route map.

How to get to Witney

The market town Witney is located 12 miles west of Oxford.

By Bus

Stagecoach operates the S1 and S2 bus line from Oxford City Centre (George St, stop A3) to Witney.

Where is Witney?

Witney is located in the county of Oxfordshire on the River Windrush, 5 miles east of the town of Carterton, 12 miles west of Oxford, and 61 miles west of London. It falls within the district council of West Oxfordshire, and is situated centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Oxfordshire. Witney is in the OX28 postcode district. The nearest towns are Carterton, Charlbury, Burford and Woodstock and the nearest cities are Oxford and Gloucester. For those wishing to use public transport, buses from Oxford and Cheltenham and the surrounding small towns and villages run regularly to Witney. The nearest railway station is at Long Hanborough, 5 miles from Witney, with trains running from London Paddington through to Great Malvern.

Where is Witney?

How to get to Witney

  • S1: Oxford to Witney and Carterton

    Take the S1 service connects Oxford Botley, Eynsham, Witney, Curbridge and Carterton departing up to every 15 minutes.

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  • S2: Oxford to Witney and Carterton

    The S2 connects Oxford and Carterton, via Summertown, Eynsham and Witney. Buses depart hourly.

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  • Royal Cars

    Royal Cars is Oxford's largest taxi company offering all types of work, from local runs to airport tranfers to long-distance pickups and drop offs, weddings and occasionally have crossed the channel.

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