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.
Annual events include the autumn Witney Carnival and Witney Feast, nearby Eynsham Carnival, and Wychwood Forest Fair.
Witney is 13 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, why not 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.
The market town Witney is located 12 miles west of Oxford.
Stagecoach operates the S1 and S2 bus line from Oxford City Centre (George St, stop A3) to Witney.
Where is Visit Witney?
How to get to Visit Witney
S1: Oxford to Witney and Carterton
The S1 service connects Oxford-Botley-Eynsham-Witney-Curbridge and Carterton. Buses depart up to every 15 minutes.More info
S2: Oxford to Witney and Carterton
The S2 connects Oxford and Carterton, via Summertown, Eynsham and Witney. Buses depart every 30 minutes.More info
Bus route 11 connects Oxford with Witney, with stops in Botley, Eynsham, Long Hanborough, Freeland and North Leigh.More info
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Come along and join us at The Bucks Town and Country Show. We have so many amazing things going on, including magic, punch and judy, cookery demos, main ring attractions, BMX riders, motorbike stunt teams, horses, petting farms and so much more! This is the event with something for everybody, come along and see what we have on offer for you!Find out more »
HAYDN Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb:1 Symphony No. 92 in G major, Hob. I:92, ‘Oxford’ Steven Isserlis cello Douglas Boyd conductor Following his Oxford Philharmonic debut last season, Douglas Boyd returns to the Sheldonian to conduct two works by Haydn: the joyful first cello concerto performed by acclaimed British cellist Steven Isserlis, and the spirited Symphony No. 92, conducted at the Sheldonian by Haydn himself in 1791.Find out more »
COMBE MILL in STEAM `Volunteer recruitment Day` Sunday 27th June 2021 Late 19th Century restored Sawmill and Workshop that once served the Blenheim Palace Estate. Dual Blacksmiths’ Forge. Beam Engine and Line Shafting together with the Restored Waterwheel. Demonstrations of craftsmen's tools and Working Historic Tower Clocks. Take- away Ploughmans Lunch & Snacks with Cream Tea from the Riverside Tea Room to enjoy in the Picnic area by the River Evenlode. Come take a browse, see if you would like…Find out more »