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 national celebration marked the 60th anniversary of Queen Victoria's coronation



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This Day in British History

04 August, 1265

Battle of Evesham

Prince Edward defeats and kills Simon de Montfort, Henry III is rescued from captivity

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This king led his troops at the Battle of Dettingen in 1743, the last English king to lead his men in battle



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Chipping Norton (Self catering)
Forget Me Not Cottage, Chipping Norton

Forget Me Not Cottage

This stone built terraced cottage is close to the centre of the Cotswolds town of Chipping Norton and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
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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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