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Thriving market towns with independent, specialist shops including a strong antiques offering

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There’s plenty of great days out and things to do in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds: attractions include historic houses, museums, gardens, animal attractions, and even a number of free attractions; for those wanting activities there’s boating, walking, cycling and watersports, as well as several leisure centres; those after ‘retail therapy’ will find great shopping in the busy market towns, which have an array of independent specialist shops and are particularly well known for their art & antiques and local produce; and if you’re searching for food and drink, there are loads of pubs & restaurants and cafes and tearooms, many serving local produce.

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An aerial view across the South Lawn towards Blenheim Palace with the Great Lake behind

Blenheim Palace

Set in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, Blenheim Palace is considered to be one of the finest baroque houses in the country. It was a gift from Queen Anne...

Crocodiles of the World Witney

Crocodiles of the World

Crocodiles of the World is the UK's first and only crocodile zoo, and is home to...

Birdland Park & Gardens penguin feeding time

Birdland Park & Gardens

A day out in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds must include a visit to Birdland (10 miles...

An aerial view across the South Lawn towards Blenheim Palace with the Great Lake behind

Blenheim Palace

Birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and home to the Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim...

Witney Lakes Golf Course

Witney Lakes Resort Golf

Located on the edge of the Cotswolds, the Witney Lakes Golf Club is a stunning...

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Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

SOFO offers its visitors engaging and immersive experiences through a changing exhibitions programme and permanent galleries including a recreated...