Witney is the largest of the market towns in West Oxfordshire , the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, and much of its architecture reflects past prosperity brought by the woollen trade, especially blankets. Witney blankets were once famous across the world, especially in North America , where the Witney Point Blankets were traded for furs.

In front of St Mary the Virgin there is a large tree lined green and from here a long attractive high street runs down from the 17th century Butter Cross past the 18th century Town Hall and the Victorian Corn Exchange. The town has a bustling atmosphere with a good range of shops, supermarkets and a twice weekly market.

Hidden away, just off the High Street, the town has an excellent local museum, The Witney & District Museum which tells the story of the town through the ages. Other attractions in the town include the Wychwood Brewery, which hosts weekend tours, and a short walk from the centre of town, across the quiet water meadows, is Cogges Manor : this restored manor house, dating from the 13th century, has period room displays and weekend demonstrations of work in the Victorian kitchen. 

For details of accommodation, how to get to Witney from Heathrow/Gatwick, places to visit and events in Witney as well as the surrounding area visit the Oxfordshire Cotswolds website.

For further information about Witney, contact:

Witney Visitor Information Centre
Town Centre Shop
3 Welch Way
OX28 6JH

Tel: 01993 775802
Email: witney.vic@westoxon.gov.uk

Witney is great base for exploring Oxford and the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.