Apr 12 2019

Wantage

The town of Wantage is an attractive market town with a good selection of independent shops – in 2014 Wantage won the Great British High Street Award. A series of walking routes are available – call into the Vale and Downland Museum in Church Street to pick up the maps or download at www.wantage.com.  …

Aug 20 2018

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…

Nov 02 2017

Wallingford

Wallingford on Thames is a quintessentially English market town in South Oxfordshire with plenty of things to see and do, whether a destination for a day trip or the base for a longer visit. The Town Hall, which was built in 1670 to replace the medieval Guild Hall, sits at the heart of the town in…

Mar 13 2017

Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton is a bustling market town occupying the highest point of Oxfordshire. It is located around 18 miles northwest of Oxford in the Cotswold Hills.   Things to do in Chipping Norton Like many of the Cotswold towns, there are lots of things to do in Chipping Norton. Chipping Norton grew to wealth with…

Mar 13 2017

Faringdon

Faringdon is a beautiful old market town with a rich and vibrant history and is an ideal place to visit. Faringdon, meaning ‘fern-covered-hill’, is a beautiful old market town perched on a ridge between two river valleys, the Ock and the Thames, gracing it with panoramic views of the surrounding area. With a rich and vibrant…

Mar 10 2017

The Cotswolds

You could never run out of things to do in the Cotswolds! The Cotswold hills cover a vast area of natural beauty, historic sites, and family-friendly attractions, that makes it so perfect for a memorable visit or holiday. The Cotswolds is the UK’s second largest protected landscape and its ancient beech woodlands, thatched cottages, honey-coloured dry…

Mar 10 2017

Banbury

What to do in Banbury Banbury is a market town on the River Cherwell in northern Oxfordshire. The town is a bustling commercial and retail centre at the edge of the Cotswolds, with a primarily rural surrounding. Banbury is set amidst the gentle rolling hills in the north of the district.  An impressive bronze statue…

Mar 10 2017

Oxford

Oxford, also called the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ is a wonderful place to explore with a broad range of things to do. Home to 1,500 listed buildings from every major period of British architectural history from the 11th century onwards, its centre looks like an enchanted fairytale city – no wonder Oxford is a firm…

Mar 10 2017

Bicester

The historic market town Bicester is situated in the Cherwell District in the northern part of Oxfordshire. The town’s history goes back over a thousand years and many of the buildings are considered as places of historic interest.   Things to do in Bicester Visit the medieval church of St Edburg’s, the earliest remaining building…

Mar 10 2017

Henley-on-Thames

Adjacent to the River Thames, Henley is overlooked by a beautiful Chiltern landscape of wooded hills and green fields. This provides lots of things to do in Henley-on-Thames.   Things to do in Henley-on-Thames The town was first described in the 12th century and is until today considered as one of the most beautiful English…

Mar 09 2017

Burford

With its medieval bridge, old stone houses and attractive Tudor and Georgian frontages, Burford is justifiably called one of the most picturesque towns in England. Often referred to as the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’, the town was originally a fortified Anglo-Saxon ford which later grew to be an important regional crossroads and wealthy wool town….

Mar 09 2017

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…

Mar 09 2017

Abingdon-on-Thames

Located 6 miles south of Oxford, Abingdon–on–Thames is a quaint, bustling market town nestled on the river Thames just waiting to be explored. Steeped in history and dating back to the Saxon era, Abingdon-On-Thames is a rare gem. Holding claim to ‘the oldest, continuously inhabited town in England’, Abingdon is a delight to visit. Stroll…

Feb 14 2017

Woodstock

Things to do in Woodstock Woodstock is a fine Georgian town located in the Oxfordshire Cotswold and has a distinct Royal heritage, containing many attractive period buildings: the 18th century Town Hall; the Church of St Mary Magdalene with its Norman doorway, early English windows and a musical clock, which plays tunes hourly. It’s a…