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County - Oxfordshire | Map
Tel code: 01367 | code search
Postcode: SN7 | code search
Population: 700
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Folk Customs:
Boars Head Feast
Hunting the Mallard
Magdalen College Oxford Outdoor Sermon
Needle and Thread Ceremony
The Bampton Morris

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Fox & Hounds
"Found this lovely village pub after a brisk walk to see the chalk white horse. The beer was fantastic with real traditional british food!! I'm looking forward to the next ..." More

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"Uffington is a village on the edge of the Vale of the White Horse, in Oxfordshire. There are delightful white cottages crowned with thatch, and the ancient church of St ..." More

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Uffington is a village situated in the Berkshire Downs, in the Vale of the White Horse. Although historically in Berkshire, boundary changes have the village now placed in Oxfordshire. Nearby on a hillside is the Uffington White Horse, from which the vale gets its name. The horse is a highly stylised image of a horse (some suggest that it perhaps represents a dragon), etched into the chalky hillside. There are good arguments on both the horse and dragon side. The figure is believed to date back from the late Bronze Age, when the local tribe worshipped a horse goddess. However, the site is very close to Dragon Hill, the site where St George reputedly killed a Dragon. Another historic site nearby is Uffington Castle, an Iron Age Hill Fort. Further fame for Uffington comes from the book 'Tom Brown's Schooldays', which was written by Thomas Hughes, himself born in Uffington. Many of the places described in the book are still visible today and the 380 year old school house that features in the book has now become the Tom Brown's School Museum.

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Fox & Hounds

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Uffington C of E Primary School

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White Horse Inn (1.28 miles)

White Horse Inn
The White Horse is one of Britain's oldest Inns and with its thatched roof, oak beams, log fires and warm welcome is probably one of its most beautiful, as well. Built in Elizabethan times, the ... More | visit website
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Sudbury House Hotel (2.67 miles)

Sudbury House Hotel

Nestling on the edge of the Cotswolds between Oxford and Swindon, the hotel is an easy drive from the M4 and M40 offering traditional comforts with modern facilities including satellite television. Nine acres of ... More | visit website

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The Eagle (3.23 miles)

The Eagle
Treat yourself to a complete and extraordinary experience at The Eagle. Whether you come for a drink, dinner, or for a weekend stay we are committed to make you feel special and welcome. We are more ... More | visit website
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Manor Farm (3.86 miles)

Manor Farm
A warm welcome is assured in our delightful Grade II* listed Queen Anne Manor House which dates back to 1402 and is listed in ‘The Perfect English Country House’ by Candida Lycette Green. With its ... More | visit website
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The Bell Hotel (3.88 miles)

The Bell Hotel
Small 14th Century family run, friendly hotel in the idyllic town of Faringdon, lots of quirky features, old beams and uneven floors add to its character. Large restaurant with an extensive menu and family friendly ... More | visit website
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The Old Crown Coaching Inn (3.92 miles)

The Old Crown Coaching Inn

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In the heart of the quiet market town, this charming former coaching inn dates back to the 16th century and has retained its original cobbled courtyard and fountain. The hotel's central location ... More

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The Greyhound Inn (5.08 miles)

The Greyhound Inn
The Greyhound Inn is a Grade II listed redbrick building in Letcombe Regis, a short distance from Wantage off the B4507. ... More | visit website
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National Trust Cottages (5.11 miles)

National Trust Cottages

An unusual example of estate workers' housing within a traditional estate. This delightful cottage, at the end of the row, retains many original features and stands in peaceful surroundings with views over the Oxfordshire countryside. It ... More

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Larks Haven (5.53 miles)

Larks Haven

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Situated 1 mile outside the historic town of Wantage, Larks Haven is ideally situated for both business and pleasure. You will find clean, comfortable accommodation in a quiet location. Well ... More

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Chequers Inn (5.57 miles)

Chequers Inn

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Roberta and Husnu welcome you to The Chequers Inn, a charming and peaceful characteristic countryside inn, with recently refurbished and decorated 3-en suite letting rooms and pleasant dining areas, overlooking the village green ... More

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