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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Witney (Self catering)
The Courtyard Cottage, Witney

The Courtyard Cottage

Large and very comfortable sitting room with wood burning stove and exposed beams. Fully fitted kitchen with dining area. Beamed double bedroom with 6' zip and link bed (twins by …
Sleeps 2

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Brailes (Self catering)
Honeywick, Brailes


This ground floor cottage is located in the village of Brailes in Oxfordshire and can sleep eight people in three bedrooms.
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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Aynho (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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