Towns & Villages
Chipping Norton is a bustling, buzzing, working Cotswold market town at the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’ boasting a packed agenda of local festivals, markets and events. 'Chippy', as it is known to locals, was Market Town finalist in the Great British High Street of the Year Awards 2015.
Historic listed buildings include almshouses, the ancient Grade I listed church and impressive Town Hall. Quality independent shops and boutiques welcome the shopper. The thriving weekly market (Wednesdays) and farmers’ market (third Saturday of every month) offer delicious produce and great bargains.
Nine annual festivals include renowned Literary Festival, Fibre Festival and Big Feastival hosted by Blur guitarist Alex James and TV chef Jamie Oliver.
Chipping Norton has a great choice of places to eat. Choose from traditional pubs, gourmet restaurants, enticing cafes and an outstanding new tea shop, The Tea Set. It also boasts an enviable number of independent shops. There’s an excellent local book shop, art gallery, heated outdoor Lido, museum of local history, leisure centre and award-winning theatre.
Chipping Norton can be explored digitally via the town website, social media and 360 degree virtual tours of Chippy High Street, museum and library along with selected shops.
Take one of the town’s many walks through heritage sites, beautiful Cotswold countryside and dramatic monuments like the Rollright Stones.
Easily accessible by road and rail (Railbus connection to Kingham Rail Station), there’s plenty of free car parking to accommodate visitors.
Download Chippy’s innovative walking app and take a self-guided tour through town and country.
There are also several circular cycle rides:
Ancient Stones and Old Manors (pdf 194k), a 19 mile circular route
Chipping Norton-Witney (pdf 206k)
Chipping Norton-Shenington (pdf 189k)
Chipping Norton-Moreton in Marsh (pdf 174k)
- Experience Chipping Norton a website set up by the local volunteer group which contains lots of useful information about visiting the town.
- Chipping Norton is twinned with Magny en Vexin (France)
Cotswold Cycle Hire offer quality cycle hire that comes to you, with free collection and delivery...0.02 miles away
An independent museum located on the first floor of the 19th century Chipping Norton Co-op...0.03 miles away
We are a theatre, an arthouse cinema, a gallery and a concert hall. In the heart of the...0.12 miles away
A wool church and Grade I listed building, St Mary the Virgin is tucked away near the bottom of the...0.2 miles away
Surrounded by large fenced lawns, The Lido at Chipping Norton is the perfect day out for the...0.26 miles away
Chipping Norton Leisure Centre's facilities include: 25m four lane swimming pool; four court sports...0.33 miles away
A scenic parkland course, 6,316 yard 18 hole, that provides a constant challenge for golfers of...1.37 miles away
Fairytale Farm mixes classic fairy tales, animals and adventure play to create a sensory and...1.46 miles away
The Rollright Stones are a group of prehistoric megalithic monuments built from large natural...2.59 miles away
Built in 1826, All Saints has a west tower that is a slimmer version of the tower of Magdalen...2.63 miles away
Housed in the remains of the old medieval church, the Heritage Centre is in a stunning setting...2.65 miles away
Set on a small rise to the east of the village of Great Rollright, St Andrew's church, despite its...2.86 miles away
A new course with a rich past. The new 7,008 yard par 72 golf course has been designed by...3.11 miles away
A newly refurbished spa, with a luxurious environment where you can look forward to a...3.13 miles away
Next to the National Trust property of Chastleton House (pre-booking required for visiting) the...4.19 miles away
A rare gem of a Jacobean country house, Chastleton House was built between 1607 and 1612 by a...4.22 miles away
The earliest church here dates from around 850 AD and the present church has thirteen centuries of...4.29 miles away
The hamlet of Shorthampton consists of little more than a farm and the church. The church has an...4.44 miles away
The Wychwood Golf Club is home to a beautifully maintained course boasting USGA greens, allowing...4.52 miles away
Holy Trinity is set in the heart of the beautiful village of Ascott-under-Wychwood. It abounds...5.3 miles away
Approached through an unusual gateway, along a path flanked by ha-has, Great Tew's church is barely...5.43 miles away
Parts of the present building date from the 12th century, though a Saxon church may have existed...5.43 miles away
Charlbury Museum is an independent museum, run entirely by volunteers. Its five rooms are crammed...5.44 miles away
Foxholes is a tranquil woodland sloping down to the River Evenlode with year-round colour and...5.71 miles away
When not in use for conferences and other activities, the Mansion and grounds are open...6.01 miles away
This handsome medieval church, mainly dating to the 13th to 15th centuries, has a wonderful...6.03 miles away
Wychwood Wild Garden is a beautiful woodland and garden, close to the centre of Shipton under...6.35 miles away
Mainly 15C in character but with a fine reset 12C Norman north doorway with chevrons and saltire...6.48 miles away
Holy Trinity was built in Gothic Revival style in 1841, though then it only consisted of the nave....7.16 miles away
Designed in 1859 by Sir George Gilbert Scott, St Michael and All Angels was consecrated in 1860,...7.3 miles away
St Peter's Church in Wilcote is probably of 12th century origin but with a significant Victorian...8.15 miles away
The remains of a large and well-built Roman courtyard villa facing south east over the Evenlode...8.9 miles away
Batsford Arboretum is home to one of the country’s largest private tree collections. Enjoy early...8.99 miles away
St Laurence has been a place of worship for more than 600 years - the nave was completed in 1395. ...9.34 miles away
St John the Evangelist is Victorian, built in 1868/9 to replace an 18th century church close by....9.36 miles away
St James Church is a fine example of a Norman church that managed to escape overly enthusiastic...9.37 miles away
Set in the Windrush Valley, St Mary's church is 12th century with early enlargements and a tower...9.49 miles away
An architecturally fascinating church: the church is late Anglo-Saxon in origin with the bell tower...9.52 miles away
A tiny church on its own in the Windrush Valley. In 1904 it was found to have been built on the...9.64 miles away
St Kenelm's church in Minster Lovell is mainly 15th century, built on the foundations of an earlier...9.78 miles away