Historic towns and villages in Oxfordshire

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 Day in British History

21 July, 1403

Battle of Shrewsbury

Henry IV and Prince Henry defeat rebels led by Henry (Hotspur) Percy

Monarch Mayhem

This king abdicated the throne on 11 December, 1936, before he had officially been crowned



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Hook Norton (Self catering)
Hook Norton Barn, Hook Norton

Hook Norton Barn

A luxurious barn conversion, 1 mile from the village of Hook Norton, sleeping two people.
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Stonesfield (Self catering)
Appleyard Cottage, Stonesfield

Appleyard Cottage

Appleyard Cottage is a cosy, tranquil cottage located in the pretty village of Stonesfield, just five miles north of Woodstock, home to the beautiful Blenheim Palace. Attached to our family …
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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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