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

22 January, 1552

Lord Protector Somerset executed

Somerset was ousted by the ambitious Earl of Northumberland

Monarch Mayhem

This king married Elizabeth of York, uniting the houses of York and Lancaster, and ending the Wars of the Roses



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South Newington (Self catering)
Gladstone Cottage, South Newington

Gladstone Cottage

This house is located in South Newington, Oxfordshire and sleeps eight people in four bedrooms.
Sleeps 8

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Bampton (Self catering)
Meadowbank Farm, Bampton

Meadowbank Farm

This cottage is located in Lew, Oxfordshire and can sleep twelve people in six bedrooms.
Sleeps 12

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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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