Towns and villages in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds

Highlights

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…

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…

Chipping Norton Almshouses

Chipping Norton

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

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Add Standlake to your Itinerary

    Standlake

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    Countryside

    Standlake

    Standlake is situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) southwest of the market town of Witney. The village origins probably pre-date the Roman occupation and archaeological evidence has been found of occupation in both Roman and Anglo-Saxon times, while…

  4. Add Leafield to your Itinerary

    Leafield

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    Village

    The church spire of St. Michael’s can be seen for miles, as Leafield is a hill-top village and a centre for the Wychwood Forest. Here was the royal hunting forest, part of which still survives as a National Nature Reserve. Leafield was once a centre…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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.…

  8. Add Churchill to your Itinerary

    Churchill

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    Village

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

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