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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

    South Leigh - St James the Great Church

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    Church/Chapel

    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…

  6. 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…

  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.

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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 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

    Bampton - St Mary's Church

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    Church/Chapel

    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.

  6. Add Witney Museum to your Itinerary

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    Witney Museum

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    Museum

    High Street, Witney

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

  7. Add Cassington - St Peter's Church to your Itinerary

    Cassington - St Peter's Church

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    Church/Chapel

    Cassington

    St Peter's is a fine Norman church with lovely woodwork and glass. It was built in the early years of the 12th century by Geoffrey de Clinton, treasurer to Henry I.

    The church was altered and added to in the 14th century - these changes…

  8. Add Standlake - St Giles Church to your Itinerary

    Standlake - St Giles Church

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    Church/Chapel

    Standlake

    Like so many churches, St Giles Church is medieval in origin but much altered and restored over the years. Notable features include the unusual 14th century octagonal tower dates to the 14th century and the Victorian woodwork in the roof…

  9. Add Stanton Harcourt - St Michael's Church to your Itinerary

    Stanton Harcourt - St Michael's Church

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    Church/Chapel

    Stanton Harcourt

    The chancel of St Michael's church contains two of Oxfordshire's greatest church treasures: an ancient 13th century rood-screen and the shrine of St Edburg.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

    Minster Lovell - St Kenelm's Church

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    Church/Chapel

    Minster Lovell

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

  13. Add Church Hanborough - St Peter & St Paul Church to your Itinerary

    Church Hanborough - St Peter & St Paul Church

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    Church/Chapel

    Church Hanborough

    The church's octagonal limestone spire is visible from all around. Dating back to 12C, the church was internally remodelled in 14C

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