There is so much to see and do in this beautiful area: the beautiful scenery of the Cotswolds, changing at every turn in the road; Medieval castles, Saxon churches, Roman remains, mysterious Neolithic sites; picturesque market towns, many National Trust properties, too many stately homes with beautiful gardens to list individually, attractions for children, footpaths to walk, and wonderful pubs with real ale  brewed locally.

    Within 20 minutes' drive:                                                                              

Motte & Bailey - Norman site adjacent to Blue Row           LINK     

Hook Norton Brewery -150 year old independent brewery which offers visitors' tours - and supplies the best local pubs!                                        LINK        

Great Tew - Picture book village with prize winning pub LINK

Wiggington Waterfowl and Childrens' Farm - small wildlife sanctuary     LINK   

Chipping Norton - Nearest Market Town                          LINK     

Chipping Norton Theatre                                   LINK        

Fairytale Farm Chipping Norton - wonderful for children and especially well-organised for disabled children                        LINK   

Rollright Stones - 5000 year old neolithic site with tales to tell 
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Broughton Castle - Picturesque Castle (used for Wolf Hall)                     LINK   

Chastleton House - One of England's finest and most complete Jacobean homes     LINK   

Banbury and the Cross - home of the nursery rhyme's Lady on a White Horse    LINK   

Chipping Norton Lido (Open air pool May-Sept) and           LINK         
Banbury Spiceball Leisure Centre and Indoor Pool            LINK

SWERFORD now has its own village web site, including a What's On page        LINK          

    Within 20-40 minutes' drive:                                                                         

Blenheim Palace - The famous home of the Duke of Marlborough          LINK   

The Slaughters - Hugely photogenic and unspoilt villages                     LINK   

Bourton on the Water - Picturesque town with many tourist attractions    LINK    

Burford - On the banks of the Windrush, granted a charter in the 11th century    LINK    

Cotswold WildLife Park - 150 acre zoo                           LINK    

Stow on the Wold - Ancient Cotswolds wool town with many antique shops       LINK      

Adlestrop - Inspired Edward Thomas to write one of the most famous poems of English literature, and visited several times by Jane Austen      LINK    

Batsford Arboretum - A jewel - One of the largest private collections of trees and shrubs in the country                       LINK   

Cotswold Falconry Centre - "more than just a flying visit"        LINK   

Moreton in the Marsh - Attractive Market Town with Batsford Arboretum and Cotswold Falconry Centre nearby          LINK   

Minster Lovell - Stunning and highly photogenic ruins of 15th century manor
house                            
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Oxford - The city of dreaming spires and the oldest English speaking university (over
900 years) in the world     
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Edge Hill - Site of the first battle of the English Civil War in 1642       LINK      

Cropredy - Village on the Oxford Canal, site of a civil war battle      LINK       
and the famous annual music festival each August                            LINK   

Upton House - National Trust House with steep and attractive gardens     LINK   

Stratford upon Avon - Shakespeare's birthplace - need we say more?      LINK   

Stratford upon Avon Mechanical Art and Design (MAD) Museum - great for children and adults                                                             LINK

Contact the RSC Box Office Stratford to make advance theatre bookings  LINK

   Within 45 minutes' to an hour's drive:                                                            

Cotswold Farm Park - Absolute joy for children              LINK     

Warwick Castle - "Finest medieval castle in England", in spectacular setting, with dungeons           LINK     

Bibury - William Morris highly rated Bibury - Trout Farm and Saxon Church      LINK    

Snowshill Manor - eclectic collection and Arts & Crafts style garden     LINK    

Stanway Gardens - Manor House with 20 acres of grounds which are now complemented by its partly restored baroque water garden      LINK    

Chipping Campden - Unspoiled old wool town with many historic buildings     LINK    

Hidcote Manor Garden - One of England's great gardens, with panoramic views, near Chipping Campden        LINK    

Sudeley Castle - 15th century castle with Royal connections spanning a thousand years, plus beautiful gardens       LINK    

Northleach - Market town on a cross roads on the ancient Fosse Way in an area of outstanding natural beauty     LINK   

Chedworth Roman Villa - Remains of one of the largest Romano-British Villas - ruins and mosaic floors       LINK     

 These times are based on the AA Routeplanner     LINK 

And finally, the Oxfordshire Cotswolds web site has lots of further interesting
information about the immediate area, including 360o virtual tours of Chipping Norton
('Chippy', to locals), the nearest market town.              LINK