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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British History Quiz

This politician is generally regarded as the first Prime Minister



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This Day in British History

12 November, 1035

Death of King Canute

Canute (Cnut), Danish king of England dies, precipitating a struggle for power between Harthacanute, his son by Emma, Harold Harefoot, his son by Aelfgifu, and Leofric of Mercia. Harold was the initial winner, but he died in 1040 and was followed by Harthacanute.

Monarch Mayhem

The first Tudor king of England



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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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Brailes (Self catering)
Honeywick, Brailes

Honeywick

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

Marlborough Hotel

Marlborough Hotel is a beautiful 14th century coaching inn, situated in the heart of Woodstock, overlooking historical streets. Whilst guests can enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings they still have … more >>

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