Things To Do in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds

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  1. Add Hailey - St John the Evangelist Church to your Itinerary

    Hailey - St John the Evangelist Church

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    Hailey

    St John the Evangelist is Victorian, built in 1868/9 to replace an 18th century church close by. Built in the French Gothic style with prominent buttresses and an unusual bell turret.

  2. Add Leafield - St Michael and All Angels Church to your Itinerary

    Leafield - St Michael and All Angels Church

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    Leafield

    The present church was built in 1859-60 to a design by Sir George Gilbert Scott, one of a trio of eminent Victorian architects. The original spire was rebuilt in 1865 and further shortened in 1934. Even so, the church is visible for many miles…

  3. Add The Garden Spa at Minster Mill to your Itinerary

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    The Garden Spa at Minster Mill

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    Hotel Spa

    Minster Lovell

    The Garden Spa is a tranquil haven in the heart of Minster Mill’s beautiful grounds - 65 acres of glorious gardens, wildflower meadows and peaceful woodland in the picture-perfect Cotswold village of Minster Lovell.

  4. 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.

  5. Add Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote to your Itinerary

    Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote

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    Historic Site

    Witney

    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.

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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 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…

  3. Add Cogges Manor Farm to your Itinerary

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    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…

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

    Cogges - St Mary's Church

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    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.

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

    Brize Norton - St Britius Church

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    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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Add Charlbury - St Mary the Virgin Church to your Itinerary

    Charlbury - St Mary the Virgin Church

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    Charlbury

    Parts of the present building date from the 12th century, though a Saxon church may have existed on the same site.

  9. 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.

  10. Add The Leys to your Itinerary

    The Leys

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    Family Fun

    Witney

    Just a short walk from Witney High Street and Church Green lies The Leys park. A lovely, large open space with tree-lined paths, a cafe and lots to do, including a fantastic play area with seasonal splash park, tennis courts, skate park and…

  11. Add Charlbury Museum to your Itinerary

    Charlbury Museum

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    Museum

    Charlbury

    Charlbury Museum is an independent museum, run entirely by volunteers. Its five rooms are crammed with exhibits revealing the history of this ancient market town. There is plenty here to interest both adults and children.

  12. Add South Leigh - St James the Great Church to your Itinerary

    South Leigh - St James the Great Church

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    South Leigh

    St James the Great is full of interest with several fine medieval wall paintings, some very old stained glass, a 15th century font, and a 16th brass. The pulpit is Jacobean and it was here that John Wesley, who went on to found Methodism, preached…

  13. Add Rushy Common Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Rushy Common Nature Reserve

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    Natural Wildlife Site

    Stanton Harcourt, Witney

    Rushy Common and neighbouring Tar Lakes is a 30 hectare site with three lakes, left after gravel extraction in the Lower Windrush Valley, that are being managed for the benefit of people and wildlife.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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Saltridge Woods (Credit: Ken Long)