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Wantage is a small market town in Oxfordshire, just few miles south west of that great tourist magnet, Oxford. The town has an ancient history and boasts being the birthplace of King Alfred. The famous poet Betjeman lived in Wantage too and Wantage Parish Church is an attractive 13th century building. If you happen to drive into Wantage you should park your car in the main car park near the town hall and police station, stroll to the parish church and then to
. This small museum offers a delightful insight on the history of this market town and on the surrounding region. The audiovisual presentation on the ridgeway and the White Horse is excellent. Aside from this there is very little else in Wantage, bar the usual shops, a few pubs and a scattering of fairly modest restaurants. Accommodation within Wantage is also in short supply, with the main hotel, The Bear, situated in the main square, but offering fairly modest and some time noisy and not extremely wholesome accommodation.