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Witney in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds

Witney ButtercrossWitney 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 main town centre is a traditional market town scene. For those looking for a more "modern" shopping experience, the Marriots Walk development (opened in 2009) has brought names such as Marks & Spencer and Debenhams to the town.

The 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.

Witney has a mix of shops from the large national chain stores like WH Smith and Currys.digital 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.

Witney Accommodation

Full Witney hotel, Witney bed and breakfast and Witney self catering holiday accommodation can be found on the Witney accommodation page with futher details on the Witney hotels website

Witney Attractions

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

Cogges Manor Farm Museum is in a transitional period and is closed to the public at present.

For more Witney information, visit the Witney web site

Cotswolds towns and villages

Bibury   Home to the famous and picturesque Arlington Row
Bourton on the Water   Bourton on the Water is sometimes known as "The Venice of the Cotswolds"
Broadway   One of the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds, and probably England
Burford   Burford is a beautiful town on the river Windrush
Chipping Campden   An historic town with impressive buildings such as one of the finest wool churches
Chipping Norton   The highest town in Oxfordshire and sometimes known as "The Gateway To The Cotswolds"
Cirencester   One of the oldest and most beautiful market towns in the country
Fairford   Gloucestershire town, probably most famous for being the home of RAF Fairford
Lechlade   Lechlade is a small market town on the southern borders of the Cotswolds
Moreton in Marsh   Moreton-in-Marsh is in the heart of the Cotswolds, located at the head of the beautiful Evenlode valley<
Nailsworth   Situated about 4 miles from Stroud, Nailsworth is a charming town with winding streets and a plentiful supply of nooks and crannies to explore
Northleach   A charming, under-developed Cotswold village
South Cerney   One of the largest villages in the Cotswolds
Stow-on-the-Wold   Stands along the old Roman Fosse Way on a 700 foot high hill
Stroud   The oldest market town in Gloucestershire
Tetbury   A centre for antique shops and home to The Market House built in 1655
Westonbirt   Home to the world famous Westonbirt Arboretum
Witney   Famous for Witney blankets
Woodstock   Home to Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill
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Details of Bishop's Palace and the Witney and District Museum added to the Witney web site