The ancient market town of Eynsham began life as a small Romano-British settlement and today retains much of its medieval heritage, including 16th and 17th century buildings constructed from materials taken from the abbey which was demolished on the orders of King Henry VIII and the old Swinford toll bridge where the keeper still charges a mere 5p per car for crossing the River Thames.
Find out more about the history and heritage of Eynsham.
Free Eynsham downloads:
Eynsham Unlocked (pdf 888k) a walk around the town that highlights some of the buildings and streets of interest
Eynsham Abbey Trail (pdf 531k) a walk around the site of the medieval abbey
There are some excellent walks out of the village:
Eynsham Walk 1 (pdf 184k)
Eynsham Walk 2 (pdf 223k)
Eynsham Walk 3 (pdf 194k)
Nearby attractions include Oxford Bus musuem, Combe Mill and Hardwick Parks Watersports Park.
Located just off the main A40 from Witney to Oxford