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 famous landscape garden designer gained his odd nickname from his habit of telling clients that their estates had 'great capability of improvement'



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This Day in British History

25 September, 1066

Battle of Stamford Bridge near York

King Harold of England surprised and defeated a Norse army under Harald Hardrada and Harold's rebellious brother Tostig

Monarch Mayhem

He was married to Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen



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Shipton-under-Wychwood (Self catering)
The Haven, Shipton-under-Wychwood

The Haven

SHORT BREAKS AVAILABLE ALL YEAR PLEASE CONTACT OWNERS FOR PRICES AND AVAILABILITY Our single-story barn conversion with lofty high ceilings and original beams throughout has a light and airy feel. …
Sleeps 8

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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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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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