Day 3 - Oxford and eastern Cotswolds tour

55 miles from Oxford around some pretty villages off the main tourist drag

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The central area in Oxford is fairly compact, so you can stroll round the square made by walking along Broad Street to the Bodlean, right past the Radcliffe Camera, right onto the High, and right along the Turl to Broad Street
N on A44 to Woodstock - 8 miles
Woodstock & Blenheim
The gates of Blenheim Palace are on the edge of the village of Blenheim. Churchill's grave is at Bladon church
N on A44 - 12 miles
Chipping Norton
Chipping Norton. Cotswolds market town, with Bliss Mill an unusual Victorian woollen mill
Continue on A44 for about 4 miles, Chastleton is about 1 mile off A44 - 5 miles
Chastleton House. Fine National Trust Jacobean House - check entry requirements with National Trust
Minors roads from village to village - 15 miles
Cotswolds Villages
Follow minor roads through Oddington, Bledington, Lynham, Shipton under Wychwood, Leafield, Minster Lovell. A string of pretty Cotswolds villages that are off the "tourist trail" and are more representative of the area than the "honeypots"
Back to Oxford on A40 - 15 miles
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