The Historic Tour – These Are The Must-See To Enjoy The Region’s Long Heritage
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North Oxfordshire is a place that brims with historic buildings and monuments so much that you need not go in search of them.
From the old streets in the town to quaint and picturesque villages, the diverse history is very much visible here.
If you are thinking of taking a historic tour of the region, here are a few places you should definitely visit to savour the long heritage of the region that dates back to the 16th century and beyond.
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The city architecture and style have a strong Saxon influence.
In fact, Bicester and Banbury are mentioned in the Victorian Domesday Book as The Garth Park and gardens.
The two historic market towns are a must visit when you go to North Oxfordshire.
Banbury museum although smaller than the Oxford Ashmoleon Museum displays wonderful temporary exhibitions such as Grayson Perry tapestries, RAF Heyford history and more.
While you are in Banbury, remember to visit Rousham House, a country house built during 17th century in the Upper Hey ford village.
Situated in Woodstock, Blenheim Palace is an 18th century manor that has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Built in English Baroque style, this wonderful palace boasts a lot of meticulously crafted furniture.
These includes exquisite china, statues, elegant state rooms, historic tableaux, lavish gardens, Churchill exhibition, butterfly house, cascade, Grand Bridge, Pleasure Garden, and temple.
Other than Blenheim Castle, Woodstock has several other attractions.
You can visit the ancient streets in the town that showcase houses that date back to the 18th and 17 centuries.
The town hall and church present at the town’s central square are excellent examples of the architecture of that period.
The town also has 19th century houses beautified with bright and winsome flowers.
During summers the place can become overcrowded with tourists so spring is the right time to enjoy the splendour in leisure.
Other castles of interest to visit in north Oxfordshire include Broughton Castle, a medieval fortified castle in Banbury and striking earthworks of the erstwhile Deddington Castle.
Banbury has pubs, inns, and churches of the 17th century.
The markets here follow the tradition of the original cattle market, which was very popular.
Broughton Castle, which has been shown in several movies and in Lark Rise to Candle ford, a drama series in BBC, is the ancestral property of Lord Saye.
Country Homes Tour
For a closer glimpse of the historic cottages that adorn the villages here, you should visit Hampton Poyle, a village near Kidlington. Located on the Cherwell River’s lower course, this village has many homes that date back to the 17 and 16th centuries.
For Georgian style houses made of ironstone, visit the neighbouring villages of Banbury.
You can also see cottages belonging to Regency and Victorian periods complete with gingerbread local stones.
Scenic villages filled with charisma and personality, historic castles and opulent palaces in north Oxfordshire transport you to the past.