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Welcome to the web site for the charming area of the Cotswolds that resides in Oxfordshire, the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. The area is made up of charming towns and villages, historic roman settlements and breathtaking countryside scenery.

The Cotswolds is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) that stretches from Chipping Campden in the north to Bath in the south. The Oxfordshire part of the Cotswolds lies on the eastern fringes of the Cotswolds and covers parts of West Oxfordshires including the market towns of Burford, Chipping Norton, Witney and Woodstock.

Burford  

Burford

Burford is an extremely popular town in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds that has hardly changed since Georgian times, when it was an important coach stop between Oxford and the West Country. It's magnificent High Street, one of the finest in the Cotswolds, slopes down to a bridge crossing the River Windrush and the High Street is overlooked by mellow golden Cotswold stone buildings including many 17th and 18th century houses.

     

Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton is a bustling market town that lies eleven miles north of Burford in one of the least explored and most scenic corners of the Cotswolds.

The western approach to Chipping Norton is dominated by the extraordinary Bliss Mill (pictured). Bliss Tweed Mill is one of the crop of monuments dating from the boom of the textile trade.

  Bliss Mill in Chipping Norton
     
The Buttercross in Witney  

Witney

Witney, world famous for its blankets, is a thriving market town with over 22,000 residents making it the largest town in West Oxfordshire. The town of Witney dates back to AD969, though there is some evidence of Iron Age and Roman settlements in the area.

Today, Witney is an expanding town with a varied shopping experience and plenty of attractions and things to do.

     

Woodstock

Woodstock is famous the world over for being the home of Blenheim Palace, the world heritage site. But if you are planning on visiting Blenheim be sure to explore Woodstock itself too.

Sometimes known as the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’ and founded in 1163, Woodstock epitomises the charm and beauty of many Cotswold towns, but with its own unique character.

  Blenheim Palace, Woodstock
     

Whether you are lucky enough to live in this beautiful area, or you are visiting on a holiday or business trip, this web site has information we are sure will be of interest.

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