Holiday Brochures and Tourist Information for Oxfordshire
Discover the bustling market towns of Burford, Chipping Norton, Witney and Woodstock, home of magnificent Blenheim Palace. Breathtaking natural scenery offering excellent long and short walking, cycling and riding routes to take you through the boundless rolling countryside of rural England at its finest.
Towns & villages of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds
For a truly memorable and rewarding break, plan your visit to the Oxfordshire Cotswolds today. This section of the website has information on all the main towns and villages of the area including Burford, Chipping Norton, Witney and Woodstock.
With its medieval bridge, old stone houses and attractive Tudor and Georgian frontages, Burford is justifiably one of the most picturesque towns in England. Often referred to as the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’, the town was originally a fortified Anglo-Saxon ford which later grew to be an important regional crossroads and wealthy wool town.
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 charter by King John in 1205. The medieval Guildhall and St Mary's Church reflect the prosperity brought by the wool trade
Known across the world for blanket making, especially in North America where the Witney Point Blanket was traded in exchange for furs, the town owes its prosperity to the wool trade.
Woodstock, eight miles north west of Oxford is often visited for two reasons: Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, and his grave in nearby Bladon. However, Woodstock has much more to offer...
Bitesize Britain allows you to order free holiday brochures featuring Oxfordshire tourist information, things to do and see and places to stay – accommodation mostly inspected and graded by the Oxfordshire tourist board or similar organisation.