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The Bishop's Palace in Witney

Bishop's Palace

The remains of the ‘Bishop’s Palace’ are situated in the grounds of Mount House, just east of St…

Blenheim Palace aerial photo

Blenheim Palace

A visit to Blenheim Palace offers an unforgettable experience. It’s a chance to share the…

Witney Museum

Witney Museum

A local history museum highlighting the changes that have taken place in Witney over the last 1,000…

Child and dinosaur

The Oxfordshire Museum

A large 18th century house, home to the County’s collections. Explore Oxfordshire’s story from the…

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  1. Add Bampton Community Archive to your Itinerary

    Bampton Community Archive

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    Type:

    Museum

    Bampton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2024to31 Dec 2024Open 10:00 - 16:00

    The Old Grammar School in Bampton was built by Robert Vesey (d.1635), a wealthy local merchant living in Chimney, now a nearby village. At that time, Bampton was the largest town in the area and it badly needed a school for the children of the…

  2. Add Chipping Norton Museum of Local History to your Itinerary

    Chipping Norton Museum of Local History

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    Type:

    Museum

    Chipping Norton

    Dates

    From:
    19 Mar 2024to31 Oct 2024

    An independent museum located on the first floor of the 19th century Chipping Norton Co-op Society Meeting Hall and run by the local history society.

  3. Add Churchill & Sarsden Heritage Centre to your Itinerary

    Churchill & Sarsden Heritage Centre

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    Type:

    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    Churchill, Chipping Norton

    Dates

    From:
    2 Apr 2024to25 Sept 2024Various Opening Times

    The building may be only 15' by 30' but its ancient walls contain state of the art technology, with touch screens telling the remarkable stories of two eminent sons of the village, Warren Hastings, first Governor-General of India (1732-1818) and…

  4. Add Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote to your Itinerary

    Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote

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    Type:

    Historic Site

    Witney

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2024to31 Dec 2024

    Ruins of a large 15th century manor set around courtyard. Situated in attractive settings on the banks of the River Windrush. A skeleton found in 18th century is said to be that of Lord Lovell.

  5. Add Rollright Stones to your Itinerary

    Rollright Stones

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    Type:

    Historic Site

    Chipping Norton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2024to31 Dec 2024

    The Rollright Stones are a group of prehistoric megalithic monuments built from large natural boulders found within about 500m of the site. The stones are naturally pitted, giving them extraordinary shapes.

  6. Add Burford Tolsey Museum and Archive to your Itinerary

    Burford Tolsey Museum and Archive

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    Type:

    Museum

    Burford

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2024to31 Dec 2024

    Exhibits quaintly recall the trades that flourished here - quarrying, bell-founding, rope-making, brewing, farming, leather-working and clarinet-making. There is also a famous doll's house, furnished in style of the Jane Austen period.

  7. Add Bishop's Palace to your Itinerary

    Bishop's Palace

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    Type:

    Historic Site

    Church Green, Witney

    The remains of the ‘Bishop’s Palace’ are situated in the grounds of Mount House, just east of St Mary’s Church in Witney. In reality the ‘palace’ was a manor house, one of the earliest and largest of its type, the working centre of the estates owned…

  8. Add Chastleton House (National Trust) to your Itinerary

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    Chastleton House (National Trust)

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    Type:

    Historic House/Palace

    Chastleton

    Dates

    From:
    6 Mar 2024to31 Dec 2024Various Opening Times

    Chastleton is a hidden gem located in the beautiful Cotswold countryside. With both a Jacobean house to explore and beautiful gardens, there is much to discover during an afternoon visit.

Saltridge Woods (Credit: Ken Long)