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Tel code: 01993 | code search
Postcode: OX18 | code search
Population: 2500
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Birthplace of:
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Folk Customs:
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Magdalen College Oxford Outdoor Sermon
Needle and Thread Ceremony
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Bampton also known as "Bampton-in-the-bush" is a village and civil parish in West Oxfordshire. Bampton's parish church, St Mary the Virgin, dates back to the 12th century. It has a 13th-century spire and carved stone reredos of Christ and the apostles that date from the 14th century. Bampton is famous for its 'Society for the Preservation of Ancient Junketing' (SPAJERS), which involves the annual Great Shirt Race run on Whitsun Bank Holiday Monday around the village, celebrating the 14 pubs that used to be open. Runners are dressed in night-gowns and have to be in pairs, with one pushing another in a trolley, stopping at the houses that used to be pubs (as well as the current open pubs), to drink a measure of beer before running onto the next. Bampton had 14 pubs at one time, but now there are just 4 - The Horseshoe, The Romany, The Talbot and The Morris Clown. As well as a variety of independent shops and retailers, Bampton has a post office, bank, library, five function facilities, a sports ground and pavilion, and a market square with a town hall built in 1838 that houses an art gallery on the first floor. The thriving market town of Witney is 6 miles to the north


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The Trout Inn at Tadpole Bridge (2.69 miles)

The Trout Inn at Tadpole Bridge
It’s not a very well known fact that the source of the River Thames is in the Cotswolds. As the river slowly flows on to London, it leads through some of the most beautiful and ... More | visit website
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The Vines Hotel and Restaurant (2.99 miles)

The Vines Hotel and Restaurant

Set in the picturesque village of Black Bourton near Burford, “The Vines” has long been acclaimed for its fine dining in elegant surroundings. It is an ideal location for those on business in ... More | visit website

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The Coach House (2.99 miles)

The Coach House

A beautifully converted Cotswold stone stable block on the edge of the Oxfordshire village of Bampton, The Coach House has three extremely elegant en-suite rooms. Equipped with great attention to detail they have Egyptian cotton ... More | visit website

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Chilli Pepper (3.88 miles)

Chilli Pepper
Chilli Pepper is located in the beautiful Cotswold village close to many attractions. horse ridding, polo, Cotswold wild life park, Darcy Dolton way, many more walks near by, cycling.
25 minutes from Oxford or Cheltenham.
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Witney Four Pillars Hotel (4.05 miles)

Witney Four Pillars Hotel

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Built in the old Cotswold style, the hotel offers all modern facilities and is ideally situated 10 miles from Oxford and 7 miles from Burford.
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Corncroft Guest House (4.55 miles)

Corncroft Guest House

Corncroft is a high class guest house built in the 18th Century and situated in the market town of Witney, Oxfordshire. Proprietor Richard Turner offers excellent facilities and a personal service. All rooms are furnished ... More | visit website

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The Fleece (4.59 miles)

The Fleece

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Located in central Witney, overlooking The Church Green The Fleece is stylish and charming with a very friendly welcome. Excellent food and cosy rooms.situated on the border of the cotswolds ... More

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The Witney Hotel (4.59 miles)

The Witney Hotel
We hope you enjoy your stay, where we aim to provide you with comfortable accommodation at reasonable prices and with excellent service. Our ideal location offers easy travel to Oxford, about 25 minutes ... More | visit website
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The Marlborough (4.65 miles)

The Marlborough

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Set in the historic market town of Witney, this former Georgian coaching inn overlooks the bustling town square. The Marlborough staff are the friendliest in town. We aim to please and ... More

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Plough Inn (4.79 miles)

Plough Inn
The Plough Inn in Kelmscott at the end of the 17th century. It was originally a watering hole for famous artist William Morris and through the years encumbranced a village shop and bakery, with bread ovens ... More | visit website

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