South Oxfordshire

Type:Towns & Villages

Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7HN

Tel: 01235 812637



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

The town's junction of the routes to London, Bristol, Oxford and to Southampton made the town of strategic importance to military logistics, in particular 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.

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.

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What's Nearby

  1. Didcot Events

    A series of events held in Didcot

    0.07 miles away
  2. Cornerstone Arts Centre

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  3. Didcot Railway Centre

    Weekends and Wednesdays during July, August and September   Travel back in time to the…

    0.4 miles away
  1. Oxford Proms

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  2. Bach Visitor & Education Centre

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  3. Abingdon Boat Centre Ltd

    We offer Self Drive Day Boats and Rowing Boats for hire on the River Thames.

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  4. Abingdon Museum

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  5. The MG Car Club

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  6. Brightwell Vineyard

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  7. All Saints' Church

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  8. Wallingford Museum

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  9. Cholsey & Wallingford Railway

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  10. Ardington House

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  11. Abingdon Abbey Buildings

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  12. Frilford Heath Golf Club

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  13. Millets Farm Centre

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