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places of interest near Eynsham

(worth a visit)


the Cotswolds - walking, cycling, accommodation, history - and lovely photos

more on the Cotswolds - including accommodation, eating, etc

villages near Eynsham - brief notes on villages near - and not so near - Eynsham

country houses near Eynsham

general sightseeing near Eynsham

the River Thames - general website about the whole river.

specific places

Hook Norton Brewery - 20 miles from Eynsham - an amazing brewery (looks a bit Chinese) in an attractive village. They do interesting tours (one of the few places where you can go into the actual brewing halls), but you need to book.

Woodstock - interesting village with good restaurants and specialist tourist shops 5 miles north

The Living Rainforest - 26 miles - several greenhouses linked together to form a mini-tropical climate. Interesting plants and a few small animals (spiders, lizards, etc) - good tours - excellent for children, but you may not see David Attenborough there. Lively Website.

Didcot Railway Centre - 17 miles - some days they get steam up.

Cogges Farm Museum - 5 miles - inside the house you can dress up in Victorian clothes.

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens - 13 miles

Rousham House - 12 miles - landscaped park designed in 1730 by William Kent (who taught Capability Brown) - and it's hardly been altered since. Picnics, but no children under 15. You can also visit the house.

Coombe Mill - 6 miles - steam-powered mill, with genuine old-style engines. In steam on the 3rd Sundays in March, May, August & September.

Blenheim Palace - 6 miles - huge palace, 2,000 acre park (Capability Brown), tours and lots else. Very expensive - even to walk in the park.

Chastleton House - 22 miles - interesting 1600+ country house, where the Gunpowder Plot was hatched - National Trust.

Cliveden - 37 miles - 19th Century house on spectacular site - famous as site of Profumo/Christine Keeler scandal - National Trust.

Historical sites nearby

Dylan Thomas at South Leigh - 4 miles - the author stayed for 2 years in a village 3 miles from Eynsham

John Wesley at South Leigh - 4 miles - the founder of Methodism preached his first sermon there

Winston Churchill at Blenheim - 6 miles - he was born at Blaydon, 5 miles from Eynsham, and buried nearby

William Morris at Kelmscott - 18 miles - the house he decorated about 10 miles west of Eynsham. His wife was Jane Burden, a familiar name in Eynsham

Alexander Pope, the Eighteenth Century poet, at Stanton Harcourt - 4 miles

Mediaeval church murals at South Leigh - 4 miles


The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock - 6 miles - interesting displays about the local area, plus excellent Internet-linked computers - all free

Modern Art Oxford (formerly MOMA) - Oxford - details of exhibitions (images, sculpture, installations, photography)

The Ashmolean - Oxford's mainline museum/gallery

Pitt Rivers Museum - Oxford - amazing collection (skulls/heads, spears, boats, etc) from all over the world - in an amazing building.