Chipping Norton

West Oxfordshire

Type:Towns & Villages

Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5DD
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.

Looking for somewhere to stay? Heath Farm Holiday Cottages offers five award-winning self catering cottages to enjoy, an ideal base for exploring the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. 

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What's Nearby

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    1.47 miles away
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  3. Charlbury Museum

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  1. Foxholes Nature Reserve

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    5.71 miles away
  2. Cotswolds Distillery

    Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty famous for its horticultural heritage…

    6.04 miles away
  3. Wychwood Wild Garden

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    6.35 miles away
  4. Secret Cottage

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  5. Broughton Castle

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  6. Blenheim Palace

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  7. Crocodiles of the World

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  8. Deddington Castle (Site Only)

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    Open during daylight…

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  9. Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

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    10.33 miles away
  10. Heyford Wharf

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  11. The Spa at Witney Lakes Resort

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    10.68 miles away
  12. Oxford Bus Museum

    As well as over 30 buses on display, there are other numerous exhibits adding a period…

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  13. Wychwood Brewery Tours

    Guided tours of the brewery every Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The tour lasts…

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