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The Townsend Almshouses in Witney, the largest town in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds

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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Bampton

Bampton

The ancient market town of Bampton lies in the south of the area, not far from the River Thames. Until about 1850 it stood in the centre of a large...

Woodstock

Woodstock

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

Witney

Witney

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

Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton

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

Burford

Burford

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

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Chipping Norton

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...