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Mini guide to Chipping Norton


Located to the southwest of Banbury in between London and Birmingham, Chipping Norton is Oxfordshire's loftiest town and is set in the beautiful Cotswolds. Traditionally a market town, Chipping Norton is known for its wool ventures and boasts numerous and attractive old buildings.

Chipping Norton was once an important gathering place for wool merchants and many impressive buildings remain as testament to its former wealth from the wool industry; the most prominent is the 'wool' church, one of the finest of its kind in the UK. The original mill, built in 1872, also remains, albeit in the form of a leisure centre and apartments.

The annual 'Mop Fair' is usually held in September and was originally set up by King John for the sale of wool in the town, but unofficially it became an event where servants could offer themselves for hire. Today, the fair is just a bit of fun.

There is some stunning scenery worth exploring in the surrounding countryside and numerous delightful towns and villages. Banbury, famed for Banbury Cross and Banbury cakes, is an easy 30-minute drive northeast along the A361. The fashionable spa town of Cheltenham is also nearby and boasts a superb gallery, museum and excellent racecourse, while dreamy Oxford is only 40 minutes by car.

From London, head for Oxford along the M4 motorway until you reach the M40, from here you can take exit 8A where you will meet the A40 and A44 roads that lead to Chipping Norton. Kingham station is the nearest rail point to Chipping Norton on the Oxford-Worcester line and trains to Oxford from London are very frequent. Taking a bus from Oxford is also an easy option. Heathrow International Airport is on the Oxford-bound route and access from Birmingham International Airport is via the M40.

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