Historic towns and villages in Oxfordshire

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The major attraction for most visitors to Oxfordshire is the county town (really a city, as it has a cathedral) of Oxford. Aside from the 'city of dreaming spires' there are some lovely historic towns and villages to explore. Here are some of our favourites.











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British History Quiz

This exhibition hall was built to serve as the centrepiece for the Great Exhibition of 1851



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This Day in British History

02 September, 1666

Great Fire of London begins

The fire breaks out in Pudding Lane, burns for 4 days, and results in over 13,300 buildings destroyed.

Monarch Mayhem

This king's most famous mistress was Jane Shore, daughter of a wealthy London merchant



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Stanford-in-the-Vale (Self catering)
Daisy Cottage, Stanford-in-the-Vale

Daisy Cottage

Cosy Stone walled and thatched detached cottage in the heart of this village on the edge of the Cotswolds. National Trust Coleshill, Buscot, and Uffington White Horse, 6 miles. Oxford …
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Burford (Self catering)
Cottage: HCUPORC, Burford

Upper Orchard

SET IN THE HEART OF ONE OF THE COTSWOLDS MOST DESIRABLE VILLAGES Within the popular village of Great Rissington and in easy reach of all this spectacular region has to …
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Kingham (Hotel)
Mill House Hotel

Mill House Hotel

The Mill House Hotel is the leading independent family owned country house hotel in the heart of the Cotswolds. This superbly converted stone mill house dating back to the Domesday … more >>

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Aynho (Hotel)
CARTWRIGHT HOTEL

CARTWRIGHT HOTEL

This 16th Century coaching house has been fully refurbished to offer all the modern traveller needs whilst keeping its charm of earlier years. Only 5 minutes from the M40, The … more >>

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