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County - Oxfordshire | Map
Tel code: 01865 | code search
Postcode: OX5 | code search
Population: 2500
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The Oxfordshire village of Yarnton sits roughly halfway between Oxford and Woodstock. The dreaming spires are only four miles southeast along the A44, but the university has a toe in the village, its splendid manor house now serving as the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. The equally impressive – and dating back to Norman times far older - building of St Bartholomew’s Church has a Jacobean tower housing a ring of six bells, and stained-glass windows from various eras, some showing the village’s links with the Spencer family. Archaeology here has demonstrated that the Romans had a settlement in the area, and the Saxons after them, the latter arriving in the late 5th century. The church was originally a chapel of Eynsham Abbey, which held much of Yarnton before the Conquest; in the 13th century the village passed to another religious house, Rewley Abbey. There is a claim, impossible to prove, that Yarnton is the oldest village still in existence in England. Yarnton, in spite of the lovely stone walls ringing some of its buildings including the church, has a roomy, airy feel to it, the Oxford Canal and River Thame close by; that relaxed atmosphere surely not hindered by its retention of not one but two old pubs.

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Spread Eagle Hotel (1.34 miles)

Spread Eagle Hotel

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Since the 16th century, The Spread Eagle has hosted historic guests such as King Charles II and the writer Evelyn Waugh. Today it offers a warm welcome, excellent food, free parking ... More

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Travelodge Oxford Peartree (1.53 miles)

Located only 3 miles from the city centre, with easy access via public transport, the non-smoking Travelodge Oxford Peartree provides guests with contemporary quality accommodation with spacious en-suite rooms, TV in every room, tea and ... More | visit website

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Holiday Inn Oxford (1.53 miles)

Holiday Inn Oxford

The Holiday Inn Oxford is a modern, contemporary hotel ideal for any occasion or stay. The hotel is ideally located beside the A34, close to the M40 accessible from any location and has ample complimentary ... More | visit website

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Oxford Hotel (1.91 miles)

Oxford Hotel

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The Barcelo Oxford Hotel is only 2 miles (3.2 km) from the city centre and minutes from the A34 and M40.
Modern, designer en suite bedrooms come with wireless broadband internet access ... More

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The Chequers Inn (1.98 miles)

A beautiful and imposing three-story Cotswold stone traditional inn. Catering for private ... More | visit website
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Five Mile View Guest House (2.06 miles)

Five Mile View Guest House

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Situated 1.5km from the centre of Oxford the city of dreaming spires. The guest house is convenient for university, colleges and hospitals. Located on a frequent main bus route to ... More

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5 Mile View (2.06 miles)

5 Mile View
The rooms are all fully en-suite with complimentary refreshment trays, free internet access, mini fridges, televisions and hairdryer. We offer a choice of single, double, twin, triple and family rooms to suit all requirements. Our ... More | visit website
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Arden Lodge (2.14 miles)

Arden Lodge
A modern, detached house set in a tree-lined avenue, in one of Oxford's most select areas. Offering 3 attractively furnished bedrooms, with private facilities, colour TV and beverage tray. An excellent base ... More
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Park House (2.27 miles)

Park House

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Park House Bed & Breakfast and Tea Room and is situated in the charming Oxfordshire village of Bladon right next to Woodstock. We are within easy walking distance of Blenheim ... More | visit website

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Remont Oxford Hotel (2.54 miles)

Remont Oxford Hotel

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Remont is a modern contemporary, new look 4-star Guest Accommodation, located in Oxford. Remont is only a short distance (3.2 km / 2 miles) from Oxford City Centre and ideally located for ... More

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