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Chipping Norton Almshouses

Perched on the highest point in Oxfordshire, Chipping Norton was once a centre for the Cotswold wool trade and was given a Royal charter by King John in 1205. The medieval Guildhall and St Mary's Church reflect the prosperity brought by the wool trade.

Renowned for its antique shops and diverse shopping offer, including a regular market - Chipping Norton retains a robust living, working market town atmosphere. There is good choice of places to eat and top quality entertainment at the wonderful Theatre, famous for its pantomime and visiting world class performers.

Chipping Norton is an excellent base for exploring further afield: easily accessible by road and rail, right on the edge of the Cotswolds and lying between Oxford and Stratford upon Avon. See our Oxfordshire events guide for what's happening in the local area.

Did you know?

Chipping Norton is home to Fairytale Farm, an attraction purpose built as the first family farm where everything is designed around the needs of children with sensory, learning and physical disabilities. For the first time in the UK, disabled children will have their own attraction that operates like any other commercial tourist attraction which they can enjoy with the rest of their family.

Places to visit near Chipping Norton

These villages near Chipping Norton are worth exploring if you're passing by as each add to the unique character of the Oxfordshire countryside.

What's Nearby

  1. Fairytale Farm

    Children will love Fairytale Farm just outside Chipping Norton - a sensory and learning wonderland...

    1.47 miles away
  2. Chastleton House

    Unchanged for 400 years

    A rare gem of a Jacobean country house, Chastleton House was built...

    4.23 miles away
  3. Hook Norton Brewery

    The brewery tours run throughout the day with an experienced local guide, it finishes with a...

    4.42 miles away
  4. Charlbury Museum

    Charlbury Museum is an independent museum, run entirely by volunteers. Its five rooms are crammed...

    5.44 miles away
  1. Foxholes Nature Reserve

    Foxholes is a tranquil woodland sloping down to the River Evenlode with year-round colour and...

    5.71 miles away
  2. Cotswolds Distillery

    Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty famous for its horticultural heritage and set in...

    6.04 miles away
  3. Wychwood Wild Garden

    Wychwood Wild Garden is a beautiful woodland and garden, close to the centre of Shipton under...

    6.35 miles away
  4. Water Fowl Sanctuary and Children's Farm

    Reception barn, leading to natural environment for hundreds of birds and animals. Oxfordshire...

    6.7 miles away
  5. Waterfowl Sanctuary & Children's Farm

    You can find the 'ah' factor here, open all year round except Mondays, term time. Children are...

    6.94 miles away
  6. Secret Cottage

    A six hour day tour of Cotswold villages in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire that includes an...

    7.42 miles away
  7. Batsford Arboretum & Garden Centre

    Batsford Arboretum is home to one of the country’s largest private tree collections.


    8.42 miles away
  8. Broughton Castle

    Broughton Castle is essentially a family home lived in by Lord and Lady Saye and Sele and their...

    9.63 miles away
  9. Crocodiles of the World

    Come and join us on a great day out with photo opportunities, feeding displays, crocodile talks...

    9.72 miles away
  10. Deddington Castle (Site Only)

    Extensive earthworks conceal the remains of a 12th Century castle.
    Open during daylight hours...

    10.12 miles away
  11. Blenheim Palace

    Birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and home to the Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace, one of...

    10.32 miles away
  12. Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

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

    10.33 miles away
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