Visit 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.

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.

Getting There

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 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.

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  • S2: Oxford to Witney and Carterton

    The S2 connects Oxford and Carterton, via Summertown, Eynsham and Witney. Buses depart every 30 minutes.

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  • 11

    Bus route 11 connects Oxford with Witney, with stops in Botley, Eynsham, Long Hanborough, Freeland and North Leigh.

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December 2020

December 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Saturdays 12pm - 4pm

Korky Paul: Winnie and Wilbur’s Magical Moments

North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
Free

Winnie the Witch and her long-suffering black cat Wilbur will be making magical moments at The North Wall this Christmas. Korky Paul, the much-loved illustrator, presents his most famous characters, featured in the multi-million selling picture books written by Valerie Thomas (Oxford University Press). The exhibition features a selection of his favourite illustrations exhibited as giclée prints: reproductions of the originals in limited editions of 150, signed and numbered by Korky himself. Korky’s illustrations bring to life his spontaneity and…

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January 2021

January 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Is ‘Science’ Always Exact?

History of Science Museum, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
Free

What can we call a science? And what makes it science? Dr Taha Yasin Arslan from Medeniyet University, Istanbul challenges us to rethink the history of science, proposing new definitions for the term “science”. Join us — and share your ideas. About Dr Taha Yasin Arslan Dr Taha Yasin Arslan is an assistant professor at the Department of the History of Science of Istanbul Medeniyet University in Istanbul, Turkey. His research covers surviving astronomical instruments and related manuscripts in the…

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January 16 @ 4:30 pm

Comedy Gala

North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7JN United Kingdom
£2 – £40

Oxfordshire Mind and Jericho Comedy are taking over The North Wall Arts Centre for our annual Oxfordshire Mind Comedy Gala! This year the shows will be socially-distanced with live streaming in the evening for those isolating at home. Raising money for the vital support Oxfordshire Mind offers those with mental health problems, don’t miss this hilarious day of belly laughing comedy. Date: 16th January 2021 Time: Matinee – 4.30pm (Live) | Evening – 8pm (Live and Livestream) Tickets: Live: £40 per bench (seats 2 people) | Livestream: £11 per…

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