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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This writer, politician, and philosopher is best known for 'Novum Organum', and his 'Essays', published in 1597 and 1625



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This Day in British History

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Thames-Severn Canal opens

The canal included the Sapperton Tunnel, at the time the longest tunnel in England at just over 2 miles

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This monarch was second in line to the throne until the untimely death of his brother, the Duke of Clarence



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Oxford (Self catering)
Wroxton House, Oxford

Wroxton House

This detached 1930's house is situated within easy reach of Oxford and sleeps six people in four bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

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Wallingford (Self catering)
Ninea, Wallingford

Ninea

This spacious, detached cottage is in the town of Wallingford in Oxfordshire and sleeps seven people in four bedrooms.
Sleeps 7

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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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Bicester (Hotel)
The Manor Country House Hotel

The Manor Country House Hotel

Set on the edge of the Cotswolds just outside the historic market town of Bicester and 5 minutes from Bicester Shopping Village. This historic country house hotel offers luxury … more >>

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