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National Rail | station code HND

Oxfordshire near Cotswolds Offers & Links |

Accommodation from Cottages from Cotswolds Hideaways

Cottages from Cottages from National Trust holidays

Oxford Bus Museum & Morris Motors Museum, adjacent (access through car park)

Exhibits cover more than a century of transport in Oxfordshire. As well as buses there are vans and bicycles. The Morris Motors Museum tells how cars and commercial vehicles were produced at Cowley.
Open WSu & BH (also Sat Jun-Aug) 1030-1630.

Combe Mill 1¼ miles

A working industrial museum at the original sawmill and workshop of the old Blenheim Palace Estate. See the machinery working under steam power on event days.
Open Apr-Sep, Wed 1030-1630. See website for event days.
Note: Combe Mill is near Combe station but as that has a very limited service you need to walk from Hanborough station.

Hanborough and Combe Mill map
Cotswolds Hideaways
Cotswolds Hideaways
Cotswolds Hideaways

Blenheim Palace by bus then ½ mile

A World Heritage Site with over 300 years of history. Home to the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Formal gardens and extensive Parkland. Events and exhibitions. Cafes and Restaurants.
Open Mar-Nov, Daily 1000-1700.
Bus S7 from near station to entrance then ½ mile walk through Park. 6 minutes journey, M-S ½-hourly, Sun hourly. Operated by Stagecoach. Buses also operate from Charlbury, Oxford and Oxford Parkway.

Oxfordshire Museum and Woodstock by bus

Woodstock is a picturesque market town. Galleries in the museum cover the human and natural history of Oxfordshire. Museum Garden. Exhibitions programme. Cafe. Admission free to Museum.
Open TWThFS 1000-1700, Sun 1400-1700.
Bus as Blenheim Palace above but 9 minutes journey.

Blenheim Palace and Woodstock map

Witney by bus

Witney is a busy market town in the Cotswolds with a 17th century Butter Cross. It became prosperous from the wool trade and a Witney Wool and Blanket Trail can be downloaded from the website. The archaeological remains of the Bishop's Palace can be seen protected under a modern roof (open M-F 1000-1700).
Bus S7 from near station to Witney Market Square, 22 minutes journey, M-S ½-hourly, Sun hourly. Operated by Stagecoach. Buses also operate from Charlbury and Oxford.

TI Tel. 01993 775802.

Witney map

Witney and District Museum by bus

A small museum of covering the history of Witney, including the local industries of brewing and blanket making. Exhibitions programme.
Open Apr-Oct, WThFS 1000-1600.
Bus see Witney above.

Cogges Manor Farm Museum by bus then ½ mile

A 13th century manor house and its grounds giving visitors an insight into farm life. Walled garden, picnic orchard. Demonstrations, tours and animal feeding. Adventure play area. Events programme. Cafe.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 0930-1630.
Bus see Witney above, then walk ½ mile.