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

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There’s plenty to do in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds: the attractions include historic houses like Blenheim Palace, animal attractions, museums, gardens, a wonderful theatre and even a number of free attractions including churches and nature reserves; 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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Kelmscott Manor

Kelmscott Manor

The summer home of William Morris, Kelmscott Manor is a Grade I listed farmhouse, built around 1600 adjacent to the River Thames. William Morris...

Widford Church on a misty morning ©Helena Sylvester

Widford - St Oswald's Church

A tiny church on its own in the Windrush Valley. In 1904 it was found to have been...

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...

The Inglesham on the River Thames near Lechlade

Inglesham Boat Trips

Enjoy the gentle meanderings of one of Britain’s premier waterways on the beautiful...

Birdland Park & Gardens penguin feeding time

Birdland Park & Gardens

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

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The Gardens of Rousham House - © Harpur Gardens

Rousham

Rousham and its landscape garden should be a place of pilgrimage for students of the work of William Kent (1685–1748). Rousham represents the first...