Your guide to discovering the Oxfordshire Cotswolds


  1. Sometimes we all just need to slow down and make time – but time for what? Here are just a few ideas for finding some inner peace and relaxation in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.
  2. Inside the community owned Red Lion at Northmoor
    16 great Oxfordshire pubs
  3. eShop Oxfordshire
    From expertly curated cheese hampers to innovative shandy makers and creators of fine spa products, Oxfordshire will surprise you - and you can order all of these online, wherever you are!
  4. Shop Local
    From breweries to beekeepers, cheese to chocolate, discover some of the incredible products made right here in Oxfordshire.
  5. The Town Hall & Buttercross in Witney
    Surrounded by stunning countryside, Witney lies on the edge of the Cotswolds, just 15 miles west of Oxford. The largest market town in the Cotswolds, Witney’s architecture reflects its past prosperity from the wool trade, including the 17th century Buttercross, the church of St Mary the Virgin and the fine tree-bordered green.
  6. Friends at a cafe in Woodstock
    Right on the eastern edge of the Cotswolds, just eight miles north west of Oxford, lies the wonderful town of Woodstock. Sadly for them, most visitors to Woodstock never actually see the historic town centre, tucked away off the busy main road, as they’re heading to Woodstock’s grand and glorious neighbour, Blenheim Palace. Woodstock is more than worthy of a visit in its own right. A medieval ‘new town’, founded to cater for visitors to a royal hunting lodge, Woodstock has a 900 year record of hospitality.
  7. The Tolsey Museum in Burford
    Burford’s famous High Street sweeps downhill towards the River Windrush, its three-arched medieval bridge and its impressive church, both sides of the street flanked by an unbroken line of ancient houses and shops. Little has changed over the centuries, Burford is popular with visitors, both for its beauty and history but also for its shopping, especially antiques, and for the wide variety of places to eat, with restaurants, pubs and teashops
  8. Chipping Norton
    Chippy’, as it is affectionately known by locals, is a real, working Cotswold market town. Renowned for its antique shops and diverse shopping offer, including a regular market, the lively town centre is always bustling with shoppers and visitors. There is a good choice of places to eat and top quality entertainment at the wonderful theatre, famous for its pantomime and visiting world-class performers.
  9. Discover the wider Cotswolds

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St Oswald's Church at Widford (photo Helena Sylvester)