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Oxfordshire Map and Attractions

Scale: It is 41 miles from Banbury to Wantage and 31 miles from Burford to Thame.

Airports Airports indicated are Luton and Heathrow.

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Attraction 1 - Kingston Bagpuize House, Kingston Bagpuize, Near Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13 5AX. Tel: 01865 820259. kingstonbagpuizehouse.org.uk.
Attraction 2 - Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PX Tel: 08700 602 080. blenheimpalace.com.
Attraction 3 - Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, BURFORD, OXFORDSHIRE, OX18 4JP. Tel: 01993 823006.
Attraction 4 - Didcot Railway Centre, DIDCOT, Oxfordshire, OX11 7NJ. TEL: +44 (0) 1235-817200. didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk.
Attraction 5 - Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford, UK, OX1 2PH. Tel: (01865) 278000. ashmol.ox.ac.uk.
Attraction 6 - The Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway, Chinnor Station, Station Approach, Station Road, CHINNOR, Oxfordshire, OX39 4ER.

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Visitor attractions and information - Abingdon

Wittenham Clumps

Attractions Discover the history of the Wittenham Clumps landscape at the Northmoor Trust's visitor centre, Project Timescape. Handle ancient artefacts, carry out scientific experiments, come face-to-face with skeletons and learn how your actions TODAY will change the landscape in the FUTURE. Fun for all the family. After your visit to Project Timescape, take a walk up the Wittenham Clumps (photo left) and enjoy the rest of the Northmoor Trust Estate. Project Timescape, Little Wittenham, Wallingford, Oxon, OX14 4QZ. www.projecttimescape.co.uk. About 5 miles SE of Abingdon.

Project Timescape

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Attractions Pendon Museum Trust Ltd, Long Wittenham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4QD. Tel: 01865 407365. Detailed and colourful miniature scenes of the English countryside as it used to be in the years around 1930. pendonmuseum.com. About 4 miles east of Abingdon.

Pendon Museum

Attractions Vale of White Horse District Council, Abbey House, Abbey Close, Abingdon OX14 3JE Tel: 01235 520202

Attractions Abingdon Museum. County Hall Market Place, Abingdon OX14 3HG Tel. 01235 523703 Archaeology, Architecture, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Social History, Toys and Hobbies, Weapons and War

Abingdon Museum

Attractions Waterperry Gardens, Nr. Wheatley, Oxfordshire, OX33 1JZ. Tel: 01844 339254. Saxon church with 13th Century original glass windows, 8 acre gardens, Art in Action Gallery. Garden shop selling trees, shrubs, perennial, alpine and fruit. waterperrygardens.co.uk. About 8 miles north east of Abingdon.

Waterperry Gardens

Attractions Ardington House, Ardington, Near Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 8QA. Tel: 01235 821 566. Surrounded by well-kept lawns, terraced gardens, peaceful paddocks and parkland, Ardingtone was built in 1720 on the edge of the village of Ardington. Ardington has a picturesque cricket ground, village stores, and ancient church. ardingtonhouse.com. About 6 miles south of Abingdon.

Ardington House

Attractions Salters Steamers Ltd, Folly Bridge, Oxford. OX1 4LA. - Tel: (01865) 243421. We operate from all of the major locations on the Upper-Thames between Oxford and Staines. ABINGDON Salters' boats depart from the end of the beer garden in the Nag's Head on the Thames pub - nearest postcode is OX14 3HY. salterssteamers.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Abingdon.

Salters Steamers

Attractions Kingston Bagpuize House, Kingston Bagpuize, Near Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13 5AX. Tel: 01865 820259. Kingston Bagpuize House is open to the public on selected days and for group visits, by appointment, throughout the year. The Tearoom serves home made cakes and scones on all open days. Small gift shop in house. Guide dogs only. kingstonbagpuizehouse.org.uk. About 5 miles west of Abingdon.

Kingston Bagpuize House

Play on the massive three-tier playframe, enjoy the slides, rope climbs, tunnels and ball ponds – all designed for lively kids to let off steam. Big fun for tiny tots too in our special safe play area. Comfortable seating, coffee and snacks are available in the café area overlooking the playframe. Birthday Parties and Group Bookings welcome. Open 7 days a week. Snakes and Ladders can be found at Abingdon, Brentford, Dunstable and Slough. www.snakes-and-ladders.co.uk

Snakes and Ladders, Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 8JF. Abingdon Tel: 01235 522 227. Brentford Tel: 020 8847 0946. Dunstable Tel: 01582 660 111. Slough Tel: 01753 694 090.

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Visitor attractions and information for Banbury

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Attractions Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 2PQ. Tel: 01295 259855 www.cherwell-dc.gov.uk/banburymuseum. Visit Banbury Museum where "Hands on" displays tell the stories that have made Banbury famous. Location: In the centre of Banbury.

Tourist Information Centre, Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury OX16 2PQ Tel: 01295 259855.

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Attractions Banbury Cricket Club, The Pavilion, Whitepost Road, Bodicote, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 4BN. Tel: 01295 264368. Location: On the outskirts of Banbury.

Banbury Cricket Club

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AttractionsBanbury Lawn Tennis Club, Horton View, Banbury OX16 9HR Tel: 01295 261238. banburytennis.co.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Banbury.

Banbury Lawn Tennis Club

Attractions The nursery rhyme, 'Ride a Cock Horse', has made Banbury one of the best-known towns in England.

Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross, To see a fine lady upon a white horse, With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes, She shall have music wherever she goes.

Banbury Cross

Attractions Broughton Castle, Banbury, Oxon, OX15 5EB. “About the most beautiful castle in all England ... for sheer loveliness of the combination of water, woods and picturesque buildings.” Charges apply. www.broughtoncastle.com. About 3 miles south of Banbury.

Broughton Castle

Attractions The Hook Norton Brewery Co LTD, Brewery Lane, Hook Norton, OX15 5NY. Tel: 01608 730384. The Visitors Centre is housed in the original maltings. Brewery tours available Monday to Friday and lasts approximately 2 hours and consists of a trip around the Brewery, museum and village museum, followed by sampling of beers. See Shire Horse at work. www.hooknortonbrewery.co.uk. About 8 miles south of Banbury.

The Hook Norton Brewery

Attractions Honington Hall, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 5AA. Tel: 01608 661434. Manor house built in the early 1680s and later modified. Set in 15 acres of grounds. Charges apply. About 12 miles west of Banbury.

Honington Hall

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Visitor attractions and information for Bicester

AttractionsWaddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP18 OJH Tel: 01296 653226 Completed in 1889 Waddesdon Manor is the last remaining example of 'le style Rothschild'. Renaissance-style château on a hilltop overlooking the Vale of Aylesbury. www.waddesdon.org.uk. About 9 miles east of Bicester.

Waddesdon Manor

AttractionsBlenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PX Tel: 08700 602 080. Britain's Greatest Palace. www.blenheimpalace.com.

Blenheim Palace

AttractionsBicester Village, 50 Pingle Drive, Oxon OX26 6WD Tel: 01869 323 200 Shopping outlet village.

Bicester Village

Attractions Tourist Information Centre, Unit 86a, Bicester Village Outlet, Pingle Drive, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX6 6WD Tel: 01869 369 055

Attractions Rousham House and Garden, Nr Steeple Aston, Bicester, Oxfordshire Tel: 018869 347110 - A 17th century House with landscaped gardens by William Kent (1735), also herbaceous borders and pigeon house. www.rousham.org. About 5 miles west of Bicester.

Rousham House and Garden

Attractions Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire MK18 5EH. Tel: 01494 755568. Stowe was created in the 18th century as an idealised version of nature with over 40 monuments and temples set against a breathtaking backdrop of glorious open spaces, wooded valleys and ornamental lakes. Given to the National Trust in 1989 the gardens have been undergoing an ambitious restoration programme. About 10 miles north of Bicester.

Stowe Landscape Gardens

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Visitor attractions and information for Burford

Attractions Cogges Manor Farm Museum, Church Lane, Witney. Life in Victorian rural Oxfordshire, in the Manor House and on the farm. Old Milking Parlour Tearooms & shop. Charges apply. Tel: 01993 772 602. About 6 miles east of Burford.

www.cogges.org

Attractions Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, BURFORD, OXFORDSHIRE, OX18 4JP. Tel: 01993 823006. Charges apply. 260 species of animals in 160 acres of landscaped Parkland. PENGUIN FEEDING. Children's Farmyard. Narrow-Gauge Railway. Restaurant and Gift Shop. About 2 miles south of Burford.

www.cotswoldwildlife

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Attractions Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote, Minster Lovell - West of Witney. Situated next to both the River Windrush and Minster Lovell Church. The ruins of Lord Lovell’s 15th Century Manor House together with Dovecote. The church stands at the entrance. English Heritage site. About 5 miles east of Burford.

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Visitor attractions and information - Chinnor

Attractions The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden, Bucks. HP16 0AN. Tel: +44 (0)1494 892192. A great little family-friendly Museum. Half of the Museum tells the fascinating story of Roald Dahl’s life. The other half focuses on the process of creative writing. Try the Bogstrotter Chocolate Cake in the Cafe Twit. www.roalddahlmuseum.org. Location: About 9 miles east of Chinnor.

Attractions Wycombe Air Park, Buckinghamshire, SL7 3DP. AeroExpo has found the ideal venue to host a truly all-inclusive international general aviation exhibition. Nestled between the M4, M40 and M25 (the main arterial motorways), and just a few miles from London. AeroExpo is the event to be at in the UK if you are interested in learning to fly, or are already a Pilot and want to see the latest products available. Location: About 7 miles south east of Chinnor.

www.expo.aero

Attractions The Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway, Chinnor Station, Station Approach, Station Road, CHINNOR, Oxfordshire, OX39 4ER. Known as the Icknield Line it holds regular Special Events. The Quintessential Country Branch Line. The Railway hope to reach Princes Risborough station in the not too distant future, subject to raising the necessary funds and signing a lease with Network Rail. Just off the B4009. Junction 6 of the M40 is 3 miles away. Station in Chinnor.

www.cprra.co.uk

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Visitor attractions and information for Chipping Norton

Attractions The Hook Norton Brewery Co LTD, Brewery Lane, Hook Norton, OX15 5NY. The Visitors Centre (Tel: 01608 730384) is housed in the original maltings. Brewery tours available Monday to Friday. School educational parties are welcome and are free of charge. The tour lasts approximately 2 hours and consists of a trip around the Brewery, museum and village museum, followed by sampling of beers, and on leaving, a badged glass as a momento of the visit. See Shire Horse at work. About 5 miles north of Chipping Norton.

www.hooknorton

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Attractions Chastleton House, Chastleton, nr Moreton-in-Marsh, Oxfordshire GL56 0SU. Tel: 01608 674355. One of England's finest and most complete Jacobean houses. Rare tapestries, portraits and personal belongings. As Chastleton House is relatively fragile and the access roads are quiet and narrow, the maximum number of visitors is restricted to 175 a day. National Trust. Charges apply. About 4 miles west of Chipping Norton.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Attractions Broughton Castle, Banbury, Oxon, OX15 5EB. “About the most beautiful castle in all England ... for sheer loveliness of the combination of water, woods and picturesque buildings.” Charges apply. About 10 miles north of Chipping Norton.

broughtoncastle.com

Attractions Rollright Stones, King's Men stone circle, standing stone, and a burial chamber. Rollright consists of 77 stones. There is free parking in the lay-bys on the road. Full colour leaflet for sale at the site. About 2 miles north of Chipping Norton.

rollrightstones.co.uk

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Visitor attractions and information for Didcot

Wittenham Clumps

Attractions Discover the history of the Wittenham Clumps landscape at the Northmoor Trust's visitor centre, Project Timescape. Handle ancient artefacts, carry out scientific experiments, come face-to-face with skeletons and learn how your actions TODAY will change the landscape in the FUTURE. Fun for all the family. After your visit to Project Timescape, take a walk up the Wittenham Clumps (photo left) and enjoy the rest of the Northmoor Trust Estate. Project Timescape, Little Wittenham, Wallingford, Oxon, OX14 4QZ. www.projecttimescape.co.uk. About 3 miles east of Didcot.

Project Timescape

Attractions Didcot Railway Centre, DIDCOT, Oxfordshire, OX11 7NJ. TEL: +44 (0) 1235-817200. Refreshment Room, Picnic Area, Shop, Toilets, Baby Changing Facilities, First Aid Post, Pets, Car Parking, Wheelchair Access. The Great Western Society has a collection of over twenty Great Western Railway steam locomotives and a diesel railcar dating from 1940. www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Didcot.

Didcot Railway Centre

Attractions Willowbrook Leisure Centre, Bowmont Water, off Avon Way, Didcot OX11 7AF. Tel: 01235 812058. An air conditioned gym, Large sports hall for a variety of racquet sports, ball games, gymnastics and arts events, Willowbrook Cafe - available for coffees and light refreshments. Location: In the centre of Didcot.

Willowbrook Leisure Centre

Attractions The Cholsey and Wallingford Railway. Tel: 01491 835067.The Cholsey and Wallingford Railway is a preserved former Great Western Railway branchline that links the national railway network at Cholsey, with the historic market town of Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Trains run on selected weekends and bank holidays throughout the year and, where available, are steam hauled. www.cholsey-wallingford-railway.com. About 5 miles east of Didcot. Stations at Cholsey and Wallingford.

The Cholsey and Wallingford Railway

Attractions Ardington House, Ardington, Near Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 8QA. Tel: 01235 821 566. Surrounded by well-kept lawns, terraced gardens, peaceful paddocks and parkland, this Baroque house was built in 1720. You will find it on the edge of the village of Ardington, with its picturesque cricket ground, village stores, and ancient church. www.ardingtonhouse.com. About 6 miles west of Didcot.

Ardington House

Attractions Pendon Museum Trust Ltd, Long Wittenham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4QD. Tel: 01865 407365. At Pendon we aim to recapture, in detailed and colourful miniature, scenes showing the beauty of the English countryside as it used to be in the years around 1930. www.pendonmuseum.com. About 2 miles north of Didcot.

Pendon Museum Trust Ltd

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Visitor attractions and information - Faringdon

Attractions Ardington House, Ardington, Near Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 8QA. Tel: 01235 821 566. Surrounded by well-kept lawns, terraced gardens, peaceful paddocks and parkland, this Baroque house was built in 1720. You will find it on the edge of the village of Ardington, with its picturesque cricket ground, village stores, and ancient church. About 10 miles east of Faringdon.

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Attractions The Vale and Downland Museum and Visitor Centre, Church Street, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8BL. Tel: (01235) 771447. Displays the heritage Vale of the White Horse region, with over 5,000 objects and photograph collection. Coffee Shop. Location: About 8 miles east of Faringdon.

Attractions Kingston Bagpuize House, Kingston Bagpuize, Near Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13 5AX. Tel: 01865 820259. Kingston Bagpuize House is open to the public on selected days and for group visits, by appointment, throughout the year. The Tearoom serves home made cakes and scones on all open days. Small gift shop in house. Guide dogs only. About 7 miles east of Faringdon.

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Attractions Great Coxwell Barn, Great Coxwell, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, Tel: 01793 762209. 13th-century stone barn of interesting timber structure. National Trust. Charges apply. About 1 mile south of Faringdon.

Attractions Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, BURFORD, OXFORDSHIRE, OX18 4JP. Tel: 01993 823006. Charges apply. 260 species of animals in 160 acres of landscaped Parkland. PENGUIN FEEDING. Children's Farmyard. Narrow-Gauge Railway. Restaurant and Gift Shop. About 9 miles north of Faringdon.

www.cotswoldwildlife

park.co.uk

Attractions Kelmscott Manor, Kelmscott, Lechlade, Glos. GL7 3HJ. Tel: 01367 252486. Kelmscott Manor, a grade1 Listed Tudor farmhouse adjacent to the River Thames, was built in 1570. William Morris chose it as his summer home as he thought it looked to him as if it had "grown up out of the soil". About 3 miles north of Faringdon.

kelmscottmanor.co.uk

Attractions The internationally known Uffington White Horse can been seen for miles away. The figure has remained clear of turf throughout its long existence, except for being covered as a precaution, during the Second World War. Also an Iron Age hill fort named Uffington Castle. National Trust. About 6 miles south of Faringdon.

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Visitor attractions and information for Goring

Attractions The Cholsey and Wallingford Railway. Tel: 01491 835067.The Cholsey and Wallingford Railway is a preserved former Great Western Railway branchline that links the national railway network at Cholsey, with the historic market town of Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Trains run on selected weekends and bank holidays throughout the year and, where available, are steam hauled. About 3 miles north of Goring. Stations at Cholsey and Wallingford.

www.cholsey-wallingford-

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Attractions Didcot Railway Centre, DIDCOT, Oxfordshire, OX11 7NJ. TEL: +44 (0) 1235-817200. Refreshment Room, Picnic Area, Shop, Toilets, Baby Changing Facilities, First Aid Post, Pets, Car Parking, Wheelchair Access. The Great Western Society has a collection of over twenty Great Western Railway steam locomotives and a diesel railcar dating from 1940. About 8 miles north west of Goring.

www.didcotrailway

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Attractions Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire RG8 9NR. Tel: 0118 984 3040. 18th-century country house set in extensive parkland overlooking the River Thames. A Fine collection of paintings, furniture and textiles. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Raymond Lea). About 2 miles south of Goring.

nationaltrust.org.uk

Attractions Salters Steamers Ltd, Folly Bridge, Oxford. OX1 4LA. - Tel: (01865) 243421. We operate from all of the major locations on the Upper-Thames between Oxford and Staines. GORING. Salters' boats depart from the mooring just below Goring lock by the towpath - nearest postcode is RG8 9AE. Location: In the centre of Goring.

salterssteamers.co.uk

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Visitor attractions and information for Henley on Thames

Attractions River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames, RG9 1BF. Tel: 01491 415600. The Museum has three main galleries devoted to the River Thames, the international sport of rowing and the town of Henley. There are also three special exhibition galleries, the Riverside Café, shop, Education Centre, library and function rooms. The building is raised on columns above water meadows beside the Thames and is built of exposed concrete and glass with a terne coated steel roof, clad in green oak. www.rrm.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Henley on Thames.

River & Rowing Museum

Attractions Salters Steamers Ltd, Folly Bridge, Oxford. OX1 4LA. - Tel: (01865) 243421. We operate from all of the major locations on the Upper-Thames between Oxford and Staines. HENLEY - Salters' boats depart from our landing stage in Mill Meadows, which are the public riverside gardens next to the River and Rowing Museum. Nearest postcode is RG9 1BE. www.salterssteamers.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Henley.

Salters Steamers Ltd

Attractions Bisham Abbey, Bisham, Near Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1RT. Tel: 01628 476911. Once the home of nobility and aristocracy, Bisham Abbey is now one of the UK's National Sports Centres. a carefully restored 12th century abbey with 43 acres of grounds on the banks of the River Thames. www.sportengland.org. Location: About 5 miles east of Henley on Thames.

Bisham Abbey

Basildon Park

Attractions Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire RG8 9NR. Tel: 0118 984 3040. 18th-century country house set in extensive parkland overlooking the River Thames. A Fine collection of paintings, furniture and textiles. National Trust. Charges apply. About 9 miles west of Henley on Thames.

Basildon Park

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Visitor attractions and information - Kidlington

Rousham House and Garden

Attractions Rousham House and Garden, Nr Steeple Aston, Bicester, Oxfordshire Tel: 018869 347110 - A 17th century House with landscaped gardens by William Kent (1735), also herbaceous borders and pigeon house. About 5 miles north of Kidlington.

Rousham House and Garden

Attractions Salters Steamers Ltd, Folly Bridge, Oxford. OX1 4LA. - Tel: (01865) 243421. We operate from all of the major locations on the Upper-Thames between Oxford and Staines. OXFORD (Folly Bridge). Salters' boats depart from below our head office on Folly bridge (which is the road which links St Aldates to the Abingdon road - nearest postcode is OX1 4LA). www.salterssteamers.co.uk. About 4 miles south of Kidlington.

Salters Steamers Ltd

Attractions The Oxford Story, 6 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AJ. Tel: 01865 728822. The Oxford Story offers the very best insight into the city’s world-famous University, its famous faces and its history. Suitable for most disabled visitors. Charges apply. www.oxfordstory.co.uk. About 4 miles south of Kidlington.
The Oxford Story

Attractions Christ Church, Oxford. Tel: 01865 276150. Many of the scenes in the Harry Potter feature films are shot in various locations of the College. This continues Christ Church's long association with children's literature - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland were inspired and written here by Lewis Carroll. Charges apply. www.chch.ox.ac.uk. About 4 miles south of Kidlington.

Christ Church

Attractions The University of Oxford Botanic Garden, Rose Lane, Oxford OX1 4AZ. Tel: 01 865 286 690. Many gardeners come here to seek inspiration. In the beds and borders you may find new plants that would be perfect in your garden at home. www.botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk. About 4 miles south of Kidlington.

The University of Oxford Botanic Garden

Attractions Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford, UK, OX1 2PH. Tel: (01865) 278000. The collection includes drawings by Michaelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci, watercolours and paintings by Turner, paintings by Paolo Uccello, Piero di Cosimo, John Constable, Claude Lorraine, and Pablo Picasso & much much more. The staff at the Information Desk by the main entrance are happy to help you plan your visit. The Café is self-service. www.ashmol.ox.ac.uk. About 4 miles south of Kidlington.

Ashmolean Museum

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Visitor attractions and information for Oxford

Rousham House and Garden

Attractions Rousham House and Garden, Nr Steeple Aston, Bicester, Oxfordshire Tel: 018869 347110 - A 17th century House with landscaped gardens by William Kent (1735), also herbaceous borders and pigeon house. About 9 miles north of Oxford.

Rousham House and Garden

Attractions Salters Steamers Ltd, Folly Bridge, Oxford. OX1 4LA. - Tel: (01865) 243421. We operate from all of the major locations on the Upper-Thames between Oxford and Staines. OXFORD (Folly Bridge). Salters' boats depart from below our head office on Folly bridge (which is the road which links St Aldates to the Abingdon road - nearest postcode is OX1 4LA. www.salterssteamers.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Oxford.

Salters Steamers Ltd

Attractions The Oxford Story, 6 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AJ. Tel: 01865 728822. The Oxford Story offers the very best insight into the city’s world-famous University, its famous faces and its history. Suitable for most disabled visitors. Charges apply. www.oxfordstory.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Oxford.
The Oxford Story

Attractions Christ Church, Oxford. Tel: 01865 276150. Many of the scenes in the Harry Potter feature films are shot in various locations of the College. This continues Christ Church's long association with children's literature - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland were inspired and written here by Lewis Carroll. Charges apply. www.chch.ox.ac.uk. Location: In the centre of Oxford.

Christ Church

Attractions The University of Oxford Botanic Garden, Rose Lane, Oxford OX1 4AZ. Tel: 01 865 286 690. Many gardeners come here to seek inspiration. In the beds and borders you may find new plants that would be perfect in your garden at home. www.botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk. Location: In the centre of Oxford.

The University of Oxford Botanic Garden

Attractions Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford, UK, OX1 2PH. Tel: (01865) 278000. The collection includes drawings by Michaelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci, watercolours and paintings by Turner, paintings by Paolo Uccello, Piero di Cosimo, John Constable, Claude Lorraine, and Pablo Picasso & much much more. The staff at the Information Desk by the main entrance are happy to help you plan your visit. The Café is self-service. www.ashmol.ox.ac.uk. Location: In the centre of Oxford.

Ashmolean Museum

Attractions Pendon Museum Trust Ltd, Long Wittenham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4QD. Tel: 01865 407365. At Pendon we aim to recapture, in detailed and colourful miniature, scenes showing the beauty of the English countryside as it used to be in the years around 1930. www.pendonmuseum.com. About 7 miles south of Oxford.

Pendon Museum Trust Ltd

Attractions Waterperry Gardens, Nr. Wheatley, Oxfordshire, OX33 1JZ. Tel: 01844 339254. Saxon church with 13th Century original glass windows, 8 acre gardens, Art in Action Gallery with works by some of the best artists and craftsmen in the country, Garden shop selling an extensive range of trees, shrubs, perennial, alpine and fruit, seum which holds a superb collection of old, mainly agricultural tools used in days gone by. www.waterperrygardens.co.uk. About 5 miles east of Oxford.

Waterperry Gardens

Attractions Kingston Bagpuize House, Kingston Bagpuize, Near Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13 5AX. Tel: 01865 820259. Kingston Bagpuize House is open to the public on selected days and for group visits, by appointment, throughout the year. The Tearoom serves home made cakes and scones on all open days. Small gift shop in house. Guide dogs only. www.kingstonbagpuizehouse.org.uk. About 8 miles west of Oxford.

Kingston Bagpuize House

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Visitor attractions and information for Thame

Attractions WhizzKidz, 2-6 Jefferson Way, Off Wenman Road, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3SZ. Tel: 01844 217555. Whizzkidz is an exciting indoor adventure/soft play world. A place where children can use their imaginations to the full, learn through play and most importantly HAVE FUN! And where the adults can relax and enjoy the safe, friendly environment. www.whizzkidz-thame.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Thame.

WhizzKidz,

AttractionsWaddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP18 OJH Tel: 01296 653226 Completed in 1889 Waddesdon Manor is the last remaining example of 'le style Rothschild'. Renaissance-style château on a hilltop overlooking the Vale of Aylesbury. www.waddesdon.org.uk. About 7 miles north of Thame.

Waddesdon Manor

AttractionsThe Roald Dahl Children's Gallery, Buckinghamshire County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Tel : (01296) 331441 For Dahl Gallery bookings ring Mon to Fri 9am - 4pm. Experience the magic of Roald Dahl with a visit to the award winning hands-on gallery for children. About 8 miles north of Thame.

The Roald Dahl Children's Gallery

Attractions Waterperry Gardens, Nr. Wheatley, Oxfordshire, OX33 1JZ. Tel: 01844 339254. Saxon church with 13th Century original glass windows, 8 acre gardens, Art in Action Gallery with works by some of the best artists and craftsmen in the country, Garden shop selling an extensive range of trees, shrubs, perennial, alpine and fruit, seum which holds a superb collection of old, mainly agricultural tools used in days gone by. www.waterperrygardens.co.uk. About 5 miles west of Thame.

Waterperry Gardens

Attractions The Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway, Chinnor Station, Station Approach, Station Road, CHINNOR, Oxfordshire, OX39 4ER. Known as the Icknield Line it holds regular Special Events. The Quintessential Country Branch Line. The Railway hope to reach Princes Risborough station in the not too distant future, subject to raising the necessary funds and signing a lease with Network Rail. www.cprra.co.uk. Just off the B4009. Junction 6 of the M40 is 3 miles away. Station in Chinnor. About 3 miles south east of Thame.

The Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway

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Visitor attractions and information for Wallingford

Wittenham Clumps

Attractions Discover the history of the Wittenham Clumps landscape at the Northmoor Trust's visitor centre, Project Timescape. Handle ancient artefacts, carry out scientific experiments, come face-to-face with skeletons and learn how your actions TODAY will change the landscape in the FUTURE. Fun for all the family. After your visit to Project Timescape, take a walk up the Wittenham Clumps (photo left) and enjoy the rest of the Northmoor Trust Estate. Project Timescape, Little Wittenham, Wallingford, Oxon, OX14 4QZ. www.projecttimescape.co.uk. About 4 miles west of Wallingford.

Project Timescape

Attractions Didcot Railway Centre, DIDCOT, Oxfordshire, OX11 7NJ. TEL: +44 (0) 1235-817200. Refreshment Room, Picnic Area, Shop, Toilets, Baby Changing Facilities, First Aid Post, Pets, Car Parking, Wheelchair Access. The Great Western Society has a collection of over twenty Great Western Railway steam locomotives and a diesel railcar dating from 1940. www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk. About 4 miles west of Wallingford.

Didcot Railway Centre

Attractions Pendon Museum Trust Ltd, Long Wittenham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4QD. Tel: 01865 407365. At Pendon we aim to recapture, in detailed and colourful miniature, scenes showing the beauty of the English countryside as it used to be in the years around 1930. www.pendonmuseum.com. About 4 miles north west of Wallingford.

 Pendon Museum Trust Ltd

Attractions The Cholsey and Wallingford Railway. Tel: 01491 835067.The Cholsey and Wallingford Railway is a preserved former Great Western Railway branchline that links the national railway network at Cholsey, with the historic market town of Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Trains run on selected weekends and bank holidays throughout the year and, where available, are steam hauled. www.cholsey-wallingford-railway.com. Stations at Cholsey and Wallingford.

The Cholsey and Wallingford Railway

Attractions Wallingford Museum. Flint House, 52 High Street, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 0DB. Wallingford Museum is a colourful and delightfully intimate local history museum. The Wallingford Story. A Victorian Street Scene with walk-in Shop, Pub, Workshop & Workhouse peepshow. Tel: 01491 835065. www.wallingfordmuseum.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Wallingford.

Wallingford Museum

Attractions Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire RG8 9NR. Tel: 0118 984 3040. 18th-century country house set in extensive parkland overlooking the River Thames. A Fine collection of paintings, furniture and textiles. National Trust. Charges apply. About 7 miles south of Wallingford.

Basildon Park

Attractions Salters Steamers Ltd, Folly Bridge, Oxford. OX1 4LA. - Tel: (01865) 243421. We operate from all of the major locations on the Upper-Thames between Oxford and Staines. WALLINGFORD - Salters' boats depart from the riverside pool and park complex on the Crowmarsh side of the river - nearest postcode is OX10 8HB. www.salterssteamers.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Wallingford.

Salters Steamers Ltd

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Visitor attractions and information for Wantage

Attractions The Vale and Downland Museum and Visitor Centre, Church Street, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8BL. Tel: (01235) 771447. Displays the heritage Vale of the White Horse region, with over 5,000 objects and photograph collection. Coffee Shop. Location: In the centre of Wantage.

The Vale and Downland Museum and Visitor Centre

Attractions Ardington House, Ardington, Near Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 8QA. Tel: 01235 821 566. Surrounded by well-kept lawns, terraced gardens, peaceful paddocks and parkland, this Baroque house was built in 1720. You will find it on the edge of the village of Ardington, with its picturesque cricket ground, village stores, and ancient church. www.ardingtonhouse.com.About 1 mile east of Wantage.

Ardington House

Attractions Kingston Bagpuize House, Kingston Bagpuize, Near Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13 5AX. Tel: 01865 820259. Kingston Bagpuize House is open to the public on selected days and for group visits, by appointment, throughout the year. The Tearoom serves home made cakes and scones on all open days. Small gift shop in house. Guide dogs only. www.kingstonbagpuizehouse.org.uk. About 7 miles north of Wantage.

Kingston Bagpuize House

Attractions Ashdown House, Lambourn, Newbury, Berkshire RG17 8RE. Tel: 01793 762209. 17th-century house. Includes an Iron Age hill fort where King Alfred is thought to have battled the Danes. Limited opening times. Visitor access in the house is to staircase (100 steps) and roof only. National Trust. Charges apply. About 7 miles west of Wantage.

Ashdown House

Attractions The internationally known Uffington White Horse can been seen for miles away. The figure has remained clear of turf throughout its long existence, except for being covered as a precaution, during the Second World War. Also an Iron Age hill fort named Uffington Castle. National Trust. About 6 miles west of Wantage.

Uffington White Horse

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Visitor attractions and information for Witney

Attractions Cogges Manor Farm Museum, Church Lane, Witney. Life in Victorian rural Oxfordshire, in the Manor House and on the farm. Old Milking Parlour Tearooms & shop. Charges apply. Tel: 01993 772 602. www.cogges.org. Location: In the centre of Witney.

Cogges Manor Farm Museum

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Attractions Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, BURFORD, OXFORDSHIRE, OX18 4JP. Tel: 01993 823006. Charges apply. 260 species of animals in 160 acres of landscaped Parkland. PENGUIN FEEDING. Children's Farmyard. Narrow-Gauge Railway. Restaurant and Gift Shop. www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk. About 7 miles west of Witney.

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Attractions Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote, Minster Lovell - West of Witney. Situated next to both the River Windrush and Minster Lovell Church. The ruins of Lord Lovell’s 15th Century Manor House together with Dovecote. The church stands at the entrance. English Heritage site. About 3 miles west of Witney.

Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote

Attractions Kingston Bagpuize House, Kingston Bagpuize, Near Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13 5AX. Tel: 01865 820259. Kingston Bagpuize House is open to the public on selected days and for group visits, by appointment, throughout the year. The Tearoom serves home made cakes and scones on all open days. Small gift shop in house. Guide dogs only. www.kingstonbagpuizehouse.org.uk. About 7 miles south of Witney.

Kingston Bagpuize House

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Visitor attractions and information for Woodstock

Rousham House and Garden

Attractions Rousham House and Garden, Nr Steeple Aston, Bicester, Oxfordshire Tel: 018869 347110 - A 17th century House with landscaped gardens by William Kent (1735), also herbaceous borders and pigeon house. About 5 miles north of Woodstock.

Rousham House and Garden

Blenheim Palace

Attractions Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PX. Tel: 01993 811091. Blenheim Palace, home to 11th Duke of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, offers a memorable day out. Set in 2100 acres of beautiful parkland landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown, the exquisite Baroque Palace is surrounded by sweeping lawns, formal gardens and the magnificent Lake.
On the outskirts of Woodstock.

Blenheim Palace

Attractions The Oxford Story, 6 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AJ. Tel: 01865 728822. The Oxford Story offers the very best insight into the city’s world-famous University, its famous faces and its history. Suitable for most disabled visitors. Charges apply. www.oxfordstory.co.uk. About 7 miles south of Woodstock.
The Oxford Story

Attractions Christ Church, Oxford. Tel: 01865 276150. Many of the scenes in the Harry Potter feature films are shot in various locations of the College. This continues Christ Church's long association with children's literature - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland were inspired and written here by Lewis Carroll. Charges apply. www.chch.ox.ac.uk. About 7 miles south of Woodstock.

Christ Church

Attractions The University of Oxford Botanic Garden, Rose Lane, Oxford OX1 4AZ. Tel: 01 865 286 690. Many gardeners come here to seek inspiration. In the beds and borders you may find new plants that would be perfect in your garden at home. www.botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk. About 7 miles south of Woodstock.

 The University of Oxford Botanic Garden

Attractions Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford, UK, OX1 2PH. Tel: (01865) 278000. The collection includes drawings by Michaelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci, watercolours and paintings by Turner, paintings by Paolo Uccello, Piero di Cosimo, John Constable, Claude Lorraine, and Pablo Picasso & much much more. The staff at the Information Desk by the main entrance are happy to help you plan your visit. The Café is self-service. www.ashmol.ox.ac.uk. About 7 miles south of Woodstock.

Ashmolean Museum

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