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Burford's famous High Street

Towns & Villages

The Oxfordshire Cotswolds has a number of bustling market towns, each with their own distinct character like medieval Burford, with its memorable High Street; Woodstock's Market Place with its fine Georgian facades; the wide open space of Witney's Church Green; or the busy Market Place in Chipping Norton.

There are also plenty of smaller places to discover and explore like Bampton, familiar to fans of the TV drama Downton Abbey as Downton village, Shilton with its picturesque ford, Filkins with its stone slab fences or Great Tew with its thatched ironstone cottages.

Want to discover the hidden villages of the Cotswolds? Then why not take a Secret Cottage tour: a six hour guided day tour of north Cotswold villages, combined with intervals in a private thatched cottage.

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The pretty little 18th century hump backed bridge featured in TV drama Downton Abbey - photo courtesy of Chris Burton

Shilton

The attractive ford across ‘The Shill’ brook, the open village green and pretty stone cottages are much photographed and make the village of Shilton...

Chipping Norton Almshouses

Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton, perched on the highest point in Oxfordshire, is a bustling and...

Looking down Burford's famous High Street

Burford

With its medieval bridge, old stone houses and attractive Tudor and Georgian...

The Buttercross and Town Hall

Witney

Witney is the largest of the market towns in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds and much of...

Woodstock Town Hall

Woodstock

Situated on the edge of the Cotswolds, Woodstock is a fine Georgian town, famous as...

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Chipping Norton Almshouses

Chipping Norton

Perched on the highest point in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, Chipping Norton was once a centre for the Cotswold wool trade and was given a Royal...