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 13th century Franciscan monk and scholar taught at Oxford and Paris, and is famous for his research into optics



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This Day in British History

25 April, 1284

Birth of Prince Edward (Edward II) at Caernarfon Castle

He was later named 'Prince of Wales', a title conferred on heirs to the English throne since

Monarch Mayhem

A king that was simultaneously the VIth and the Ist monarch of his name



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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 …
Sleeps 4

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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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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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