The Uffington White Horse dating from the Iron Age or late Bronze Age is one of best known archaeological sites in the UK. The horse is a 360 feet long hill figure formed from deep trenches cut out of the turf and filled with crushed white chalk.
Sonning Eye is a hamlet on the River Thames in Oxfordshire opposite the village of Sonning on the Berkshire side of the River Thames and are linked by the 18th century brick-arched Sonning Bridge combined with Sonning Backwater Bridges.
Goring and Streatley situated in two Areas of Outstanding National Beauty are often considered as twin villages, even though they are in different counties, sharing in their shops, services, leisure, sports and much of their transport.
George Michael was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in London on 25th June 1963 the son of a Greek Cypriot restaurateur and an English Dancer. George sadly died in his home at Goring-on-Thames on Christmas Day 2016, aged 53 years.
Charlbury, once a small village in a clearing in Wychwood Forest, grew and became a large Market Town in the 18th and 19th centuries due to its glove making industry. In the centre of Spelsbury there is an unusual large canopied water fountain.
Blenheim Palace, a World Heritage Site, built between 1705 and 1722 is the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill. In the 17th century Woodstock was altered greatly when the 1st Duke of Marlborough became a permanent resident.
Wallingford is an ancient market town set on the west bank of the River Thames at the foot of the Chiltern Hills. The world famous crime writer Agatha Christie lived and worked on the outskirts of Wallingford for 40 years.
The Prime Minister, Mrs Theresa May, spent her childhood in Church Enstone where her father Hubert Brasier was the Reverend at St Kenelm’s Church.
Chipping Norton is a real Cotswolds town known as the ‘Chippy’ to the locals and also claims to have the last fish and chip shop for 30 miles. The Rollright Stones is a circle of 77 standing stones varying from, ground level to about 7 feet high in a perfect circle of 100 feet in diameter.
Medmenham is situated on the River Thames and like Hambleden it is a village in South Buckinghamshire close to Mill End near Henley on Thames. Many executives who work in London, High Wycombe and Maidenhead live here.
Bix is a small village in South Oxfordshire situated 2.5 miles northwest of Henley and remains of a Roman farmhouse were found during an excavation of the common in 1955, as well as later Saxon remains. St. James’ parish church in the village was completed in 1874 replacing the original small Norman church also dedicated to St. James’ that was situated about a mile away in Bix Bottom.
Henley on Thames is a beautiful historic market town in South Oxfordshire situated on the River Thames between Reading and Maidenhead and close to the corners of the counties of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. Mill End is a small hamlet only a few miles from Henley on Thames but is in South Buckinghamshire also situated on the River Thames.