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Blankets and almshouses in scenic Witney

The largest town in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds achieved much of its wealth from the wool trade, and is known around the world for blanket-making. This prosperity is reflected in its beautiful architecture, such as Holloways Almshouses and the majestic St Mary's Church. Have a peek inside Blanket Hall on the High Street to discover its illustrious past. You can also buy woollen blankets and throws. Witney is 10 miles from Oxford, so well placed for trips to the historic university city.

Down on the farm at Cogges Manor

Across a water meadow, just a short walk from Witney town centre, is this delightful farm with walled garden and orchard. Explore the Victorian kitchen as you step inside the 13th-century manor house, and don your wellies for walks by the banks of the River Windrush. The kids can dress up in historical costumes and say hello to miniature Shetland ponies, Cotswold sheep and pygmy goats

A ticket to the past at Oxford Bus Museum

Bus travel around Oxfordshire has come a long way in 130 years. See just how far at this fascinating museum around 5 miles from Witney. Check out historic horse-drawn vehicles, as well as old bus stops, ticket machines and timetables. There's also a collection of vintage bicycles and Morris Minors that were produced at Nearby Cowley. Planning a trip to Witney? Travelodge Burford Cotswolds Hotel is around a 10-minute drive from the town, perfect for exploring the Cotswolds. Travelodge Oxford Peartree Hotel is also close by.