PLACES TO VISIT

OXFORD- 24 miles

Enjoy the university city of Oxford with its historic buildings and museums. Punting on the river is a beautiful way to view the city (in good weather of course!) 

CHELTENHAM - 27 miles

With its music, art and literature festivals, Cheltenham is a cultural hub of the Cotswolds. These festivals, coupled with the renowned horse racing, make Cheltenham an important Cotswold destination, especially in the spring and summer months. 

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON - 28 miles

Visit this historic place most famous for being the home town of William Shakespeare. You can visit his birthplace and his grave, and see a play at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. 

CIRENCESTER- 22 miles  

This lovely market town is famed for its Roman heritage, with an extensive Roman collection found in the Corinium Museum. The partially excavated Roman Amphitheatre is a highlight, along with the grounds of St. Mary’s Abbey. 

BURFORD - 4 miles

STOW-ON-THE-WOLD - 10 miles

This beautiful market town dates back to the Iron Age, and was later used as a trading point for Norman lords. The market square is still the central hub of Stow, and many fairs are still held, most notably the horse fair.

DAYLESFORD - 7 miles

Visit the famous organic farm shop with its award-winning food, café, gardens, cookery school and spa. 

This classic Cotswold town lies on the edge of the Cotswolds and has a main street with a large variety of shops and cafés selling local produce. The nearby Burford Garden Company is a lovely garden centre with a wide range of plants, furniture, clothes and art, and is definitely worth a visit! 

BLENHEIM PALACE - 14 miles

Visit this World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, with its 2,000 acres of grounds and beautiful architecture. It frequently has music, art and sport events.

NATIONAL TRUST

With 10 properties within 45 minutes’ drive from Shipton-under-Wychwood, the Cotswolds have a fantastic range of National Trust estates for you to explore. From Snowshill Manor and Garden (near Broadway - a lovely small town, well worth a visit) to Chedworth Roman Villa (near Cirencester), the renowned conservation trust offers incredible architecture and stunning landscapes. 

WALKING

For those who want to enjoy the stunning Cotswold views and landscapes by foot, there are numerous footpaths including the Oxfordshire Way, which passes by Shipton. We particularly recommend the Wychwood Circular Walks, a series of walks easily accessible by car, that link in with the 37-mile Wychwood Way.