Things To Do in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds

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  1. Add Bampton Community Archive to your Itinerary

    Bampton Community Archive

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    Museum

    Bampton

    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 Bampton - St Mary's Church to your Itinerary

    Bampton - St Mary's Church

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    Bampton

    It seems there was a church here long before the Norman Conquest, although the only surviving element before that time is the Anglo-Saxon tower with its fine herringbone stonework.

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  1. Add Aston Pottery to your Itinerary

    Aston Pottery

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    Shop/Shopping Centre

    , Aston

    Take four disparate components and bring them together to produce something far greater than their individual collective. This is Aston Pottery, where gardening, retail, food and pottery combine to excel.

  2. 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…

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  1. Add Cogges Manor Farm to your Itinerary

    Cogges Manor Farm

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    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    Witney

    Cogges Manor Farm is a historic farmstead and home to Downton Abbey’s Yew Tree Farm. It is a beautifully preserved collection of farm buildings, manor house, and walled garden, set in its own grounds, with farm animals, outdoor adventure play and…

  2. Add Kelmscott Manor to your Itinerary

    Kelmscott Manor

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    Historic House/Palace

    Kelmscott

    The country home of William Morris - poet, craftsman and socialist - from 1871 until 1896, this is an essential experience for anyone interested in the Arts and Crafts Movement.

  3. Add Crocodiles of the World to your Itinerary

    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

  4. Add Carterton Leisure Centre to your Itinerary

    Carterton Leisure Centre

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    Leisure/Swimming Pool

    Carterton

    Carterton Leisure Centre has a wide range of activities and facilities to suit everyone. Facilities include a state of the art gym, a 6 lane 25 metre swimming pool, separate learner pool, a spacious dance studio and spin studio with a varied fitness…

  5. Add Swinford Museum to your Itinerary

    Swinford Museum

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    Museum

    Filkins

    Tools and artefacts relating to domestic life and rural trades and crafts that are particular to this Cotswold village.

  6. Add Cogges - St Mary's Church to your Itinerary

    Cogges - St Mary's Church

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    Church/Chapel

    Witney

    The church has an unusual tower; positioned in the north west corner of the church it is square at ground stage, octagonal at upper stages with a pyramid roof, and is characteristic of Normandy churches.

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

    Witney - St Mary's Church

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    Church/Chapel

    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.

  8. Add Shilton - Holy Rood Church to your Itinerary

    Shilton - Holy Rood Church

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    Shilton


    Humble and unadorned, Shilton's Church of the Holy Rood stands on a slope above the village

    Baptisms take place as part of the Parish Communion service.

  9. Add Broughton Poggs - St Peter's Church to your Itinerary

    Broughton Poggs - St Peter's Church

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    Broughton Poggs

    The church at Broughton Poggs takes some finding, standing as it does beyond a farmyard and reached by a lane. One can wander around for some time without spotting it in the leafy grounds in front of Broughton Hall and the walled lanes that connect…

  10. Add Cineworld (Witney) to your Itinerary

    Cineworld (Witney)

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    Cinema

    Witney

    Modern five screen multiplex cinema set in the Marriotts Walk Shopping Centre in Witney.

    Rated Disabled Friendly by The Advance & Cottsway Disability Group

    "Automatic, press button. Fairly easy but double doors made access slightly more…

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

    Alvescot - St Peter's Church

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    Church/Chapel

    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.

  12. Add Ducklington - St Bartholomew's Church to your Itinerary

    Ducklington - St Bartholomew's Church

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    Church/Chapel

    Ducklington

    The present plan of the church was established during the 12th century (apart from the chancel, which was added a little later). However, changes (particularly to the doors and windows) were made during the 13th century.

  13. Add Brize Norton - St Britius Church to your Itinerary

    Brize Norton - St Britius Church

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    Church/Chapel

    Brize Norton

    This is the only church in England dedicated to St. Britius, who was canonised in 443 A.D.

    The church itself is Norman, consisting of a chancel and a nave, and was enlarged in the 13th century when a North aisle, the Wenman Chapel and the West…

  14. Add Broadwell - St Peter & St Paul's Church to your Itinerary

    Broadwell - St Peter & St Paul's Church

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    Broadwell


    This large medieval cruciform church, with a north and south transept, dates back to the 12th to 14th centuries and reflects the importance of Broadwell (or Bradwell) at that time. Nowadays it stands in a small village of a few houses, with another…

  15. Add Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve

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    Natural Wildlife Site

    Bampton

    Chimney Meadows is one of Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust’s flagship nature reserves and is well worth a visit at any time of year.

  16. Add Clanfield - St Stephen's Church to your Itinerary

    Clanfield - St Stephen's Church

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    Church/Chapel

    Clanfield

    A late 12th century Church. It was originally a chapel of nearby Bampton church, and was dedicated to St John the Baptist, but sometime in the late 15th century the dedication was changed to St Stephen the Marytr.

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