in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds
is an Oxfordshire town, a few miles from Oxford and Burford
Witney became world famous for its blanket industry, especially in North America. Unfortunately the industry has all but died since the closure of the last of mill in 2002 (Early's), but the town still owes much of its prosperity to the wool trade.
Witney is an expanding town with new property developments, but its town centre is a traditional market town scene.
The new Marriots Walk development brings a 5 screen cinema and new shopping area to Witney.
magnificent spire of St Mary's church overlooks the triangular Church Green, and the Green itself is surrounded by some of the most beautiful looking buildings in the town.
The 17th Century "Butter Cross" sits at the head of the High Street which is also home to the 18th Century Town Hall.
has a mix of shops from the large national chain stores like Argos, WH Smith and Carphone Warehouse to the local independent specialist shops. Waitrose and Somerfield provide supermarket facilities in the town centre and Sainsburys has a store on the outskirts of the town centre.
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Witney hotel, Witney bed and breakfast and Witney self catering
holiday accommodation can be found on the Witney
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Witney bed and breakfast accommodation includes Hawthorn House and The Fleece Hotel overlooking Church Green is one of the best hotels in Witney.
Manor Farm Museum, the Witney
Museum and Bishop's
Palace are well worth a visit, and Witney's geographical position
make it a ideal base for touring the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. A few
miles from Witney you will find North
Leigh Roman Villa
more Witney information, visit the Witney
web site or Witney
News or for Witney discussion try the Witney Forum
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