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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.

  3. 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…

  4. 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.

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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 giraffe, watch rhinos grazing on 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 wildlife!

  2. 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…

  3. Add Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve

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    Country Park/Nature Reserve

    Bampton

    The smaller south-western section of Chimney Meadows is a National Nature Reserve (NNR), owned by English Nature and managed by BBOWT since 1999. Only 1,500 ha of this type of floodplain meadow survives in the UK.

  4. 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.

  5. Add Kelmscott Manor to your Itinerary

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    Kelmscott Manor

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    Historic House/Palace

    Lechlade

    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.

  6. Add Kelmscott - St George's Church to your Itinerary

    Kelmscott - St George's Church

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    Kelmscott

    Originally a chapel of ease, St George's Church in Kelmscott is practically unaltered since the close of the 15th century, thanks to William Morris, who lived at Kelmscott Manor. He was so appalled by some of the Victorian 'restoration' work being…

  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 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

  9. Add Swinford Museum to your Itinerary

    Swinford Museum

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    Museum

    Lechlade

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

  10. Add Crocodiles of the World to your Itinerary

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    Crocodiles of the World

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    Animal Collection

    Brize Norton

    Awards

    • Visit Britain We're Good to Go 2021We're Good to Go

    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

  11. Add Buscot Park (National Trust) to your Itinerary

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    Buscot Park (National Trust)

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    National Trust Property

    Faringdon

    Late 18th-century house, set in enchanting landscaped grounds, which houses an extensive art collection

  12. Add Carterton - St John the Evangelist Church to your Itinerary

    Carterton - St John the Evangelist Church

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    Carterton

    St John’s Church began life in 1908 as a Mission Church to Black Bourton. It was rebuilt in 1963 as a dual purpose hall/church and developed again in 1994 with a new extension and worship area.

  13. Add Lechlade - St Lawrence to your Itinerary

    Lechlade - St Lawrence

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    Lechlade

    A local landmark close to the River Thames, St Lawrence is a good example of English Gothic style, and the roof bosses and corbels are of particular interest. The church inspired a verse by Shelley in 1815.

  14. 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…

  15. Add Little Faringdon - St Margaret's Church to your Itinerary

    Little Faringdon - St Margaret's Church

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    Little Faringdon

    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.

  16. 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…

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