Towns and villages in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds

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Charlbury

Charlbury

Charlbury, set in the heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, grew from a small clearing in the…

Chipping Norton Almshouses

Chipping Norton

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

Filkins

Filkins

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

Great Tew

Great Tew

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

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Number of results: 32

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  1. 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'.

  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 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  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 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.

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. Add Combe to your Itinerary

    Combe

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    Village

    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…

  13. 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…

  14. Add Kelmscott to your Itinerary

    Kelmscott

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    Village

    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…

  15. 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.…

  16. Add Clanfield to your Itinerary

    Clanfield

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    Village

    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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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…

  20. Add Chadlington to your Itinerary

    Chadlington

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    Village

    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.

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