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  1. 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.

  2. 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…

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  1. Add Aston Pottery to your Itinerary

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    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 Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland to your Itinerary

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    Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland

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    Nature Trail

    Faringdon

    Folly Tower, reaching for the sky up on Folly Hill, surrounded by charming woodland, with beautiful views over West Oxfordshire, the Thames Valley, the Vale of the White Horse, the Cotswolds, and the North Berkshire Downs. England's green and…

  2. 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…

  3. 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

  4. Add Kelmscott Manor to your Itinerary

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    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.

  5. 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…

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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…

  9. Add Bishop's Palace to your Itinerary

    Bishop's Palace

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    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…

  10. 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.

  11. Add Cotswold Woollen Weavers to your Itinerary

    Cotswold Woollen Weavers

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    Shopping

    Lechlade

    Cotswold Woollen Weavers is a destination in its own right: a shop selling all manner of woollen clothes and blankets, a small museum, design studio, sculpture gallery, coffee shop and picnic area, all housed in beautiful old stone buildings. 

  12. 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

  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.

  14. 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.

  15. Add Langford - St Matthew's Church to your Itinerary

    Langford - St Matthew's Church

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    Langford

    The most immediately striking aspect of the church is the square central tower, the most conspicuous surviving part of a large Saxon church dating to the 11th century.It may possibly postdate the Norman conquest but is certainly the work of Saxon…

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

    Clanfield - St Stephen's Church

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    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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Saltridge Woods (Credit: Ken Long)