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Watlington - a picture perfect English town

Nestled just south of Thame in Oxfordshire, and at the foot of the Chilterns, the sleepy town of Watlington claims to be the smallest in England. With charming shops and pretty houses and cottages dating back hundreds of years, it has been the ideal spot for TV and film location work over the years, and has featured on ITV's Midsomer Murders several times, as well as Inspector Morse and the Brad Pitt war movie Fury.

Get closer to nature at Warburg Nature Reserve

Rural Watlington is in a great area for nature lovers, and 6 miles from the town is Warburg Nature Reserve. Grab a wildlife explorer pack and chat to the friendly resident warden about the sights, sounds and smells of the reserve. Whatever season you visit, there is plenty of examples of mother nature at her finest here.

All aboard the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway

Less than 8 miles from Watlington, kids and train enthusiasts will all be chuffed to have a day out at the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway. The steam train journey takes in some amazing views of the countryside, and the 7-mile journey includes a chance to see where William the Conqueror travelled along the Upper Icknield Way. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Watlington? Travelodge Oxford Wheatley Hotel is your best bet and is only 15 minutes away by car. Travelodge Oxford Abingdon Road Hotel is 24 minutes from the town.