South Oxfordshire


Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7HN

Tel: 01235 812637



Didcot is a railway town and civil parish in Oxfordshire and the area around has been inhabited for at least 9000 years.

The town's junction on the routes to London, Bristol, Oxford and to Southampton made the town strategically important to military logistics, particularly during the First World War campaign.

The landscape of Didcot during this early period was completely different from that of today. Instead of the modern enclosed fields, there were three large open areas, known as West, South and North Fields.  Didcot is a major town in South Oxfordshire with good road and railway links following the arrival of the Great Western Railway in 1839.  Didcot is the birthplace of William Bradbery, the first person to grow watercress to be used commerically in the 19th century.

Today the town has plenty of parks and gardens and is surrounded by charming villages and halmets. 

Things to do in Didcot

There is plenty do in Didcot and it's surrounding areas, one of which is the Didcot Railway Centre.

There is a large collection of Grest Western Railway steam locomotives, carriages and wagons. Steam days and special events throughout the year when you can ride in the 1930's trains.

The town is also home to Cornerstone (Arts Centre), Didcot Civic Centre which host a number of annual events including the regular Didcot Food Festival (October).

See here for accommodation in Oxfordshire.

Other nearby South Oxfordshire Towns and Villages

Wallingford (6 miles)

Abingdon (8 miles)

Wantage (9 miles)

Oxford (14 miles)

Farringdon (20 miles)

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