If you have a day off while at Oxford and need to know what to do then try visiting the tranquil village called Bicester. Or may be take a longer trip here. It is an ancient market town situated in Cherwell district. On the map it is 12 miles away from Oxford in the NE direction. You will be surprised to know that this town has a place in the Doomsday Book! The history goes back to the Saxonian days. The town is now famous for its chic boutiques and current lifestyle and international fashion brands. It has its very own Jazz fest for music lovers. Summer is the time for Prom nights. Does this entice you to visit Bicester?
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You will see the 16th century architecture still adding charm to the village skyline. Check out the St Edburg’s Parish Church. The market square is actually triangular in shape! Go for the town trail and guided walk tours. Take pictures of the honey colored structures and the green, rural landscape. It is a good idea to hire a cycle and whiz past parts of the town. Perhaps this could be a good staying point and visiting places like The Cotswold, Stratford Upon Avon, Milton Keynes Leamington Spa and Warwick. It should not take more than an hour to reach any of the places.
Within the town visit these places
The Rousham Park House and Garden
Bicester Golf Club
Bicester designer outlet village
Famous people associated with this town
Near Waddesdon Manor is the Beinheim Palace the ancestral home of late PM Winston Churchill and his resting place. Antique shops also are interesting here.
The Strafford Upon Avon has always been associated with William Shakespeare. It is his birthplace. It is close to movie star Anne Hathway’s home and Mary Aden’s residence too.
The Warwick castle has its own dark history. It also has a ghost tower, dungeon chamber torture chamber and armoury.
The designer village is a sheer pleasure for shopping for international brands. It offers the perfect retail therapy for visitors to take back mementoes.