Wallingford is a town with a rich and extensive history. When the Civil War began, Wallingford became a stronghold of King Charles and it was the last garrison to fall in 1646. Six years later Cromwell’s men demolished Wallingford Castle and used stone and timber remains to help build Windsor Castle.
The town has many attractions including the Cholsey and Wallingford Railway, which runs steam and theme days. Visitors can learn about the town’s history at the fascinating Wallingford Museum and Wallingford History Gateway.
Wallingford is also a filming location for the popular Midsomer Murders Television series along with surrounding villages of Henley on Thames, Nettlebed,Moulsford,Goring and Mapledurham. The Middle Fell B&B offers a great base to visit the actual locations used in Midsomer Murders whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery and country pubs.
An ideal Didcot B&B just 10 minutes away from the centre of Didcot but offering the peace and quiet of a local village location. Didcot is home to the Cornerstone Art Centre, Multiplex Cinema, Orchard Shopping Centre and the famous Didcot Railway Museum.
Didcot Railway Centre is a former Great Western Railway engine-shed and locomotive stabling point located in Didcot, Oxfordshire, England, which today has been converted into a comprehensive railway museum and preservation engineering site.
Middle Fell B&B is just 10 minutes away from the Oxfordshire Science Campus at Harwell and the sprawling enterprise zones of Milton Park providing an ideal location for business travellers.
The Ridgeway Trail is 87 miles (139km) long and runs through ancient landscapes and described as Britain’s oldest road. The section clearly identified as an ancient trackway extends from Wiltshire along the chalk ridge of the Berkshire Downs to the River Thames at the Goring Gap, part of the Icknield Way which ran, not always on the ridge, from Salisbury Plain to East Anglia.
Aston Upthorpe & Aston Tirrold
The two villages lie to the north of the Berkshire Downs in Oxfordshire, just off the A417 and three miles from the market towns of Wallingfordand Didcot. Both these villages have been inhabited since people first made their way along the ancient track known as The Ridgeway that is about three miles south on the Downs. The villages have a population of about 600 and are a lively and engaging environment for the local community who live here
Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous the world over for its University and place in history. For over 800 years, it has been a home to royalty and scholars, and since the 9th century an established town, although people are known to have lived in the area for thousands of years.
Nowadays, the city is a bustling cosmopolitan town. Still with its ancient University, but home also to a growing hi-tech community. Many businesses are located in and around the town, whether on one of the Science and Business Parks or within one of a number of residential areas.
With its mix of ancient and modern, there is plenty for both the tourist and resident to do. Whether it’s visiting one of the many historic buildings, colleges or museums, going out for a drink or a meal, taking in a show or shopping till you drop.
Oxford is the key location for the filming of Inspector Morse and Lewis.
If you’re lucky enough to visit during filming, you can turn the corner and unexpectedly find Kevin Whately and Lawrence Fox in front of the cameras! At other times there is still plenty to see and do to follow in the detectives footsteps.
Bicester Village Designer Outlet
Discover a relaxed shopping haven in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, where spacious boutiques showcase the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle brands
Bicester Village is home to an unrivalled mix of both quintessentially European and international fashion and luxury brands, which offer their authentic previous seasons’ collections with savings of up to 60%, and sometimes more, on the recommended retail price throughout the year.
Anya Hindmarch, Cath Kidston, Comptoir des Contonniers, Diane von Furstenberg, Escada, Hoss Intropia, Karen Millen, Le Creuset, Matthew Williamson, Missoni, Mulberry, Penhaligon’s, Sandro, Temperley London, Tory Burch, Vivienne Westwood, and Yves Saint Laurent are just a few of the brands that have chosen to open boutiques within the Bicester Village.
Highclere Castle – Downton Abbey
Highclere Castle is a country house in the Jacobethan style, with a park designed by Capability Brown. The 1,000-acre estate is in Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, about 5 miles south of Newbury, Berkshire.
Highclere Castle is the film location for the hugely successful Downton Abbey, which has been nominated for four Golden Globes.