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Out and about in Wantage

Wantage is the birthplace of King Alfred, born in 849AD and his statue can be found in the town centre amongst the 17th and 18th century buildings that make up some of the narrow cobbled streets that can be found here.



When you are out and about in Wantage make sure you visit the Vale and Downland Museum in Church Street and the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul which dates back to the 13th century. The Poet Laureate John Betjeman lived in Wantage and there is a memorial park with a statue of the poet.


Wantage is a small market town with a range of shop and facilities, be sure to catch the market every Saturday and Wednesday. There is plenty to do out and about in Wantage to include a festival of music during the months of June and July and it can boast a brass band in the first division together with an operatic society,



If you enjoy something a bit more peaceful take a walk on the nearby Downs and see the beautiful countryside known as the Vale of White Horse where indeed the famous White horse is carved into the hillside.

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