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.

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.

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.

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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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Things to do in Visit Witney

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September 2021

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Family Day at the Science Oxford Centre

Oxfordshire United Kingdom
£6 – £20

Visit the Science Oxford Centre for a unique family experience this autumn. Explore, discover and play in our Exploration Zone, pick up an activity sheet and follow our woodland nature…

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September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mozart’s Don Giovanni – concert version

Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
£10 – £35

Ian Brown conducts the Oxford Sinfonia and soloists in Mozart's tragic tale of a deceitful philanderer drawn inexorably to the depths of hell.

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September 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Mo Gilligan

New Theatre Oxford, George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AG United Kingdom
£24.40

Fresh from his smash hit global Netflix release, BAFTA nomination and No. 1 trending entertainment show, Mo Gilligan is back with a brand-new World Tour for 2020! Expect a jam-packed…

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