Towns and villages in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds

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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…

The Buttercross and Town Hall

Witney

Witney is the largest of the market towns in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds and much of the architecture…

Filkins

Filkins

You may go looking for two villages but you’ll only find one - and a beautiful one it is. The…

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  1. Add Chipping Norton to your Itinerary

    Chipping Norton

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    Town

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

  2. Add Woodstock to your Itinerary

    Woodstock

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    Town

    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.

  3. Add Witney to your Itinerary

    Witney

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    Town

    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.

  4. Add Burford to your Itinerary

    Burford

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    Town

    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'.

  5. Add Filkins to your Itinerary

    Filkins

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    Village

    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.

  6. Add Charlbury to your Itinerary

    Charlbury

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    Town

    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.

  7. Add Kingham to your Itinerary

    Kingham

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    Village

    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.

  8. Add Great Tew to your Itinerary

    Great Tew

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    Village

    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 Stanton Harcourt to your Itinerary

    Stanton Harcourt

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    Countryside

    Stanton Harcourt

    Stanton Harcourt is a small, attractive village dating from a Bronze Age settlement. The Harcourt family resided there between the 12th and 18th century and the fine Norman church contains the tomb of Robert Harcourt, Henry Tudor's standard bearer…

  10. Add Milton under Wychwood to your Itinerary

    Milton under Wychwood

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    Village

    Dating back to medieval times, Milton under Wychwood is a large working village on the edge of the Evenlode valley and is one of three villages named after the ancient forest of Wychwood

  11. Add Asthall to your Itinerary

    Asthall

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    Village

    Asthall is a small village, a couple of miles down the Windrush Valley from Burford, but a village with a rich history.

  12. Add Bladon to your Itinerary

    Bladon

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    Village

    The small village of Bladon lies a couple of miles south of Woodstock on the south side of Blenheim Palace estate. The village is best known for being the burial place of Sir Winston Churchill (and his wife) in the churchyard at St Martins Church.…

  13. Add Shipton under Wychwood to your Itinerary

    Shipton under Wychwood

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    Countryside

    Shipton under Wychwood

    Heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds and still a place of mystery, the area was once the ancient Royal Hunting Forest of Wychwood, much of which survives. Shipton is the largest of the Wychwoods (the others are Ascott and Milton), each having their…

  14. Add Aston to your Itinerary

    Aston

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    Village

    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…

  15. Add Carterton to your Itinerary

    Carterton

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    Town

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

  16. Add Bampton to your Itinerary

    Bampton

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    Village

    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’

  17. Add Minster Lovell to your Itinerary

    Minster Lovell

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    Village

    This pretty village of Cotwold stone and thatched roofs is romantically positioned on the River Windrush. Reputedly the region’s most haunted village, Minster Lovell is perhaps best known the ruins of its 15th century hall, owned by generations of…

  18. Add Swinbrook to your Itinerary

    Swinbrook

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    Village

    Swinbrook is a small village on the River Windrush, about 2 miles east of Burford. Apparently untouched by time, it is the quintessential English village with its stone walls, pretty church, cricket pitch with wooden pavilion, and an old stone pub…

  19. Add Great Rollright to your Itinerary

    Great Rollright

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    Countryside

    Chipping Norton

    Just north of Chipping Norton, set high on a hill and enjoying panoramic views across the valley, Great Rollright is the larger of The Rollrights, Little Rollright is 2 miles to the west, with the prehistoric Rollright Stones in between.

  20. Add Finstock to your Itinerary

    Finstock

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    Countryside

    Sitting within the boundaries of the ancient royal hunting Forest of Wychwood, Finstock is a peaceful village which dates back to 1135. While parts of the village are of recent origin, it boasts the oldest Methodist church in the region, where T.S.…

Saltridge Woods (Credit: Ken Long)