Local Attractions

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Shilton

Shilton is a village and civil parish about 2 miles south of Burford, Oxfordshire. Shilton village is on Shill Brook: a stream that rises southwest of Burford, flows though Shilton and Alvescot to Black Bourton, where it becomes Black Bourton Brook, which joins the River Thames downstream from Radcot. Shilton was historically part of the manor of Great Faringdon, and most of Shilton parish was an exclave of Berkshire until the Counties (Detached Parts) Act 1844 transferred it to Oxfordshire.


Burford

Burford’s vibrant High Street has its own very individual character, full of fantastic places to shop. Twinned with the Italian Town Potenza Picena in the Marche region of Italy. Burford makes a perfect place to visit.


Cotswolds Wildlife Park

Set in 160 acres of parkland and gardens, Cotswolds Wildlife park is home to more than 260 different species of animals. Set around a listed Victorian Manor House, this beautiful place is the perfect place for a day out with family or friends.


Blenheim Palace

One of the biggest houses in England, Blenheim Palace is home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, which are enough reasons, per se, to visit it. But if that isn’t enough, for you, you can’t say no to a walk on its amazing 2100 acres of beautiful parkland, surrounding the Palace with lawns, gardens and the great lake.