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  1. Add Swinbrook - St Mary's Church to your Itinerary

    Swinbrook - St Mary's Church

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    Burford

    Near the porch are headstones to three of the Mitford sisters, Nancy, Unity and Diana Mitford. Their parents, and a fourth sister Pamela, are buried elsewhere in the churchyard. There is a plaque to their brother, Tom, inside the church.

  2. Add Asthall- St Nicholas Church to your Itinerary

    Asthall- St Nicholas Church

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    Asthall

    A 12th century church in the Windrush Valley, with a 14th century transept converted into a chantry chapel. This has a very rare small 14th century altar with a built-in piscina, two reliquaries and a huge tomb recess housing a delicately carved…

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  1. Add Crocodiles of the World to your Itinerary

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    Crocodiles of the World

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    Animal Collection

    Brize Norton

    Crocodiles of the World is the UK's first and only crocodile zoo, and is home to over 80 crocodiles, which represent 12 of the 23 extant crocodilian species, making it the largest collection of crocodiles in the UK

  2. Add Burford Tolsey Museum and Archive to your Itinerary

    Burford Tolsey Museum and Archive

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    Museum

    Burford

    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.

  3. Add Widford - St Oswald's Church to your Itinerary

    Widford - St Oswald's Church

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    Burford

    A tiny church on its own in the Windrush Valley. In 1904 it was found to have been built on the base of a Roman house or temple. Mainly 13th century it has remnants of an 11th century Saxon or Norman building, e.g. the dividing wall, a chevroned…

  4. Add Fulbrook - St James the Great Church to your Itinerary

    Fulbrook - St James the Great Church

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    Fulbrook

    A small, picturesque church dating back to the 12th century but with a little 19th century bellcote. There are a few pieces of medieval glass.

  5. Add Burford - St John the Baptist Church to your Itinerary

    Burford - St John the Baptist Church

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    Burford

    Items of interest include: a memorial tablet to Henry VIII’s barber-surgeon, Edmund Harman, showing one of the earliest representations of South American Indians; the ornate, canopied tomb of Sir Lawrence and Lady Tanfield; a tablet commemorating…

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  1. Add Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens to your Itinerary

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    Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

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    Animal Collection

    Burford

    Get eye-to-eye with giraffes, watch rhinos grazing on the Gothic Manor House lawns or walk with Lemurs. With over 260 different animal species in over 120 acres of beautiful Parkland & gardens, there's plenty of space to relax and get closer to…

  2. Add Freedom of the Press Winery to your Itinerary

    Freedom of the Press Winery

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    Vineyard

    Minster Lovell

    A micro-winery in the Cotswolds making premium, modern wines from English grapes.

  3. Add Wychwood Wild Garden to your Itinerary

    Wychwood Wild Garden

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    Natural Wildlife Site

    Shipton Under Wychwood, Chipping Norton

    Wychwood Wild Garden covers 12.5 acres of avenues, woods and ponds,much of which was laid out in the 1860s, and provides a haven for wildlife including many breeds of ducks and birds. It is owned and managed by the local community and offered as a…

  4. Add Black Bourton - St Mary the Virgin Church to your Itinerary

    Black Bourton - St Mary the Virgin Church

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    Black Bourton

    The real highlight of the church is its 13th century wall paintings. Covered at the reformation, they were originally uncovered when the church was restored in 1866. However, against the vicar’s wishes, they were again whitewashed and were not…

  5. Add Holwell - St Mary's Church to your Itinerary

    Holwell - St Mary's Church

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    Holwell

    Built in 1895 to replace an earlier church and medieval chapel of ease. Although some brick and some stone from the earlier churches was re-used, all the woodwork was sawn up and given to the poor as firewood or burnt on a bonfire. Thankfully some…

  6. Add Kilkenny Lane Country Park to your Itinerary

    Kilkenny Lane Country Park

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    Adventure Park/Playground

    Carterton

    Set within 50 acres Kilkenny Lane Country Park is an ideal location for playing, walking, jogging, or simply relaxing with a picnic. There are 2.5km of paths (suitable for wheelchair access) and bridleways, as well as an adventure play area

  7. Add Shipton under Wychwood - St Mary's Church to your Itinerary

    Shipton under Wychwood - St Mary's Church

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    Shipton under Wychwood

    St Mary the Virgin is a large and ancient building with a rich history. The parish church of Shipton almost certainly started life as an Anglo-Saxon minster. The church is first mentioned in 1115 in a charter ‘Pro Cancellaris Sarum’ when Henry I…

  8. Add Alvescot - St Peter's Church to your Itinerary

    Alvescot - St Peter's Church

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    Alvescot

    St Peter’s church celebrated its 900 year centenary in 2010. Although some of the church building is 900 years old the site is likely to have been a place of worship for longer than this.

  9. Add Westwell - St Mary's Church to your Itinerary

    Westwell - St Mary's Church

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    Westwell

    Westwell's church offers pleasures out of all proportion to its size - a picturesques setting overlooking the spring which gave the village its name, some delightful touchs and a refreshing simplicity overall.

    The church is small and simple,…

  10. Add Kencot - St George's Church to your Itinerary

    Kencot - St George's Church

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    Kencot

    St George's Church in Kencot is of late 12th century origin and features a tower with a curious side turret with a sloping roof, which was added later and makes it look unfinished.

  11. Add The Pottery Place to your Itinerary

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    The Pottery Place

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    Craft Centre

    Witney

    Oxfordshire’s best Paint-Your-Own Pottery and Craft Studio, offering a range of activities to keep the whole family creative.

  12. Add Minster Lovell - St Kenelm's Church to your Itinerary

    Minster Lovell - St Kenelm's Church

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    Minster Lovell

    St Kenelm's church in Minster Lovell is mainly 15th century, built on the foundations of an earlier priory minster.

  13. Add Witney - St Mary's Church to your Itinerary

    Witney - St Mary's Church

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    Witney

    Though with Norman origins, the present building is mostly 13th century and was dedicated in 1243. The 156ft spire is a notable landmark, visible for miles around.

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Saltridge Woods (Credit: Ken Long)