Towns and villages in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds

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Great Tew

Great Tew

Constructed by landscape gardener, John Loudon, as part of an extensive park overlooking the Worton…

Kingham village

Kingham

A beautiful Cotswold village with a large open green and some elegant stone and thatched cottages,…

Woodstock - looking across the Market Square towards the Bear Hotel and church

Woodstock

Situated on the edge of the Cotswolds, Woodstock is a fine Georgian town, famous as the home of…

Burford

Burford

With its medieval bridge, old stone houses and attractive Tudor and Georgian frontages, Burford is…

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  1. Add Burford to your Itinerary

    Burford

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    With its medieval bridge, old stone houses and attractive Tudor and Georgian frontages, Burford is one of the most picturesque towns in England. Often referred to as the 'Gateway to the Cotswolds'.

  2. Add Witney to your Itinerary

    Witney

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    Witney is the largest of the market towns in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds and much of the architecture reflects the past prosperity of its blanket trade.

  3. Add Woodstock to your Itinerary

    Woodstock

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    Situated on the edge of the Cotswolds, Woodstock is a fine Georgian town, famous as the home of Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

  4. Add Chipping Norton to your Itinerary

    Chipping Norton

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    Chipping Norton, perched on the highest point in Oxfordshire, is a bustling and lively market town.

  5. Add Charlbury to your Itinerary

    Charlbury

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    Charlbury, set in the heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, grew from a small clearing in the Wychwood Forest to become a prosperous market town, due largely to its reputation as a glove making centre during the 18th and 19th centuries.

  6. Add Kingham to your Itinerary

    Kingham

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    A beautiful Cotswold village with a large open green and some elegant stone and thatched cottages, Kingham has one of the few mainline railway stations in the area, providing a regular service to London.

  7. Add Filkins to your Itinerary

    Filkins

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    You may go looking for two villages but you’ll only find one - and a beautiful one it is. The enchanting stone houses, working 18th century wool mill and rare Cotswold stonemasons are guaranteed to charm the discerning visitor.

  8. Add Great Tew to your Itinerary

    Great Tew

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    Constructed by landscape gardener, John Loudon, as part of an extensive park overlooking the Worton Valley, Great Tew is a ‘picture book’ village with thatched cottages and gabled roofs, mullioned windows and colourful gardens.

  9. Add Shilton to your Itinerary

    Shilton

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    The attractive ford across ‘The Shill’ brook, the open village green and pretty stone cottages are much photographed and make the village of Shilton a truly Cotswold experience.

  10. Add Bampton to your Itinerary

    Bampton

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    The ancient market town of Bampton, not far from the River Thames, may seem oddly familiar to many first time visitors – it was used for filming the village scenes in the popular TV drama ‘Downton Abbey’

  11. Add Long Hanborough to your Itinerary

    Long Hanborough

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    Lying between Witney and Woodstock, the village station provides easy access to Oxford on the Cotswold Line and is also home to the Oxford Bus Museum.

  12. Add Ramsden to your Itinerary

    Ramsden

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    A beautiful and peaceful stone village on the north-east edge of the Cotswolds. Ramsden, meaning 'wild garlic valley', is another ideal base for exploring the surrounding countryside either on foot or on bicycle.

  13. Add Churchill to your Itinerary

    Churchill

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    This small village has some fine buildings and is known locally for its independent furniture workshops. Among its attractions are the church, modelled on various Oxford buildings, a memorial to William Smith and a Victorian fountain.

  14. Add Carterton to your Itinerary

    Carterton

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    Carterton is a modern new town with a thriving cosmopolitan community built around Britain's largest air base RAF Brize Norton.

  15. Add Aston to your Itinerary

    Aston

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    The village of Aston, four miles south of Witney, is centred around the Square - which is actually a triangle! Often linked with the neighbouring hamlet of Cote, Aston has all the essentials of village life - a church, a school, a post office, a…

  16. Add Combe to your Itinerary

    Combe

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    The name Combe, meaning valley, seems inappropriate for a village set on a hill top 45m above Evenlode valley floor! The village may have moved away from an earlier site down on the valley floor.

    The village is on the edge of the Blenheim…

  17. Add Chadlington to your Itinerary

    Chadlington

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    A long village divided into five 'ends', some of which are almost separate hamlets, it spreads itself out looking across the river Evenlode towards the Wychwood Forest. The substantial church is enriched with a fascinating array of gargoyles.

  18. Add Clanfield to your Itinerary

    Clanfield

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    An attractive village with two village greens in the broad acres of the Thames Valley, east of Lechlade set amidst good farming country, with a stream flowing between houses and the High Street.

  19. Add Kelmscott to your Itinerary

    Kelmscott

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    Kelmscott is a quiet village, set at the end of a non-through road that peters out at the nearby river Thames.

    The village church, St George's, dates back to the end of the 12th century though it was subsequently enlarged on a number of…

  20. Add Ascott under Wychwood to your Itinerary

    Ascott under Wychwood

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    Village

    The village of Ascott under Wychwood is situated on the south side of the River Evenlode and lies on the Cotswolds & Malverns Railway (between London and Worcester). It is one of the three Wychwoods - the neighbouring villages of Ascott, Milton and…

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