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Cotswolds, Bicester, Oxfordshire

Bicester is one of Oxfordshire's most attractive market towns. And, every Friday, the charming 16th century market still turns into Bicester's bustling focal point (with delicious locally-sourced produce available from the monthly farmer's market).

Bicester is also ideally located as a base for exploring the stunning North Oxfordshire countryside. You're within easy reach of the picturesque Oxfordshire Cotswolds – offering some of the most stunning scenery in the South East.

Those looking for a little retail therapy are spoilt for choice in Bicester Shopping Village – a huge open-air outlet mall. With over 3 million visitors a year and dozens of discount brands on show, it's one of the most popular shopping destinations.

Things to see and do in Bicester...

  • Shop till you drop at the Bicester Shopping Village, one of the biggest outlet shopping centres in the UK.
  • Stroll through the immaculate 18th century gardens and along the meandering River Cherwell at Rousham House.

More Bicester Information

Bicester Tourist Information Centre is located in Bicester Village, where you can pick up a local historic trail guide that leads you through the town and market. Guided tours are available during the summer months. Bicester Village shopping mall is open every day, except Christmas Day.

In December 2014 Bicester was announced as the location for a new garden city.

What's Nearby

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    A rare survival of a 17th century duck decoy

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  3. Boarstall Tower

    14th-century moated gatehouse, built by John de Haudlo and once part of a fortified manor house,...

    5.83 miles away
  4. Heyford Wharf

    Just 20 minutes from Banbury or Oxford takes you to the idyllic Heyford Wharf with its convenient...

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  1. A Day in the Country

    Stunning venue set in 250 acres of wooded estate - facilities include a conference suite that is...

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  2. The Lost Forest of Bernwood

    A 5.5-mile circular walk starting at Brill. It combines stunning views over the Vale of Aylesbury...

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  3. College Farm Fishing

    OS GRID REF: SP522342
    College Farm Fishing is a family run and owned fishing lake providing...

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  4. Claydon House

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  5. Deddington Castle (Site Only)

    Extensive earthworks conceal the remains of a 12th Century castle.
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  6. Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

    A museum which tells the personal lives of generations of men and women experienced through war.

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  7. Blenheim Palace

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  8. Barefoot Books

    The Oxford Studio is a friendly, inviting place to meet friends, find books and education games...

    9.62 miles away
  9. Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm & Eco Centre

    An environmentally friendly 44 acre rare breeds farm in Aylesbury Vale for all ages.

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  10. The North Walls Arts Centre

    Arts centre for live music, theatre, film screenings. With a 200-seat theatre space and two...

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  11. Tailored Tours UK

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  12. Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

    Large collection of railway relics including, steam locomotives, railway carriages and equipment....

    9.91 miles away
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