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Out and about in Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton nestles in the beautiful countryside of Oxfordshire and is often regarded as one of the ‘Gateways’ to the Cotswolds and to being the highest town in Oxfordshire.

Its history is steeped in the wool trade when traders used to meet and sell their wool and other produce making it a wealthy town and this can be seen today in the many 18th century houses and the church that lies within this quaint town and can boast a mediaeval Guildhall.

When you are out and about in Chipping Norton you will see dominating the skyline Bliss Mill. William Bliss is the town’s great benefactor who set up the town’s textile industry and Bliss Mill was erected in 1872 after a fire in the old mill. Unfortunately the mill closed in 1980 but has been brought to life by converting it into deluxe apartments and leisure facilities.

James Hird is another of the town’s famous characters born in 1616. He was a highwayman but his luck ran out when he was executed for high treason in 1652.

Come to Chipping Norton and try one of the many traditional pubs serving local ales and there are also plenty of restaurants to suit all tastes. There are also art galleries, book shops and antique shops.

Out and about in Chipping Norton is so much more than just the town, it is a beautiful place to go walking and cycling and Oxford and Stratford are both within 20 miles.



Out and about in Chipping Norton
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