Shipton under Wychwood
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
There are three Wychwoods spread out along the Evenlode valley. The largest is Milton, the smallest is Ascott, famous as the home of the 'Ascott Martyrs'. The middle of three Wychwoods, both geographically and in size, is Shipton under Wychwood. The town's name refers to the fact that it used to be 'under' the boughs of the ancient royal Forest of Wychwood. Some remnants of the forest remain, around Ascott and nearby Leafield, but for the most part this is open Oxfordshire farmland, with green fields separated by hedgerows and stone walls.
Just a few steps from Shipton Court is The Lamb Inn, a lovely old building of Cotswold stone. The inn, which offers luxury accommodation, dates back to 1580. The Oxfordshire Way trail passes near the village, but a newer signposted trail, the Wychwood Way, creates a 40 mile circular path along public rights of way through the old Royal Forest of Wychwood.
About Shipton under Wychwood
Address: Shipton under Wychwood, Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, England
Attraction Type: Village
Location: On the A361, 4 miles north of Burford
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Burford, St John the Baptist - 3.9 miles (Historic Church)
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