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County Town: Oxford
Population: 632,100
Area: 997 Sq miles 2583 Sq km
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Food Legends:Oxford Sausage
New College Pudding
Oxford Bishop
Banbury Cakes
Brasenose Ale
Folk Customs:
Boars Head Feast
Hunting the Mallard
Magdalen College Oxford Outdoor Sermon
Needle and Thread Ceremony
The Bampton Morris
Haunted Britain:
Death in Safety
Laud Save Us
Murdered by Queen Eleanor
Cultural Britain:
Morse and Oxford
Lore & legend:
The White Horse of Uffington
Natural Britain:
Berkshire Downs
Cotswold Hills
North Wessex Downs
River Cherwell
River Windrush
Thames Valley
The Ridgeway
The River Thames

Events

January
Oxfolk Ceilidhs

February
Oxfolk Ceilidhs

March
Abingdon Arts Festival
Mother's Day Lunch
Notorious Night Runs - Horseplay
Oxfolk Ceilidhs
Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival
World Pooh Sticks Championships

April
Artists and Makers Fair
Dorchester Festival
Easter Egg Rolling
Folk Weekend Oxford
Henley International Film Festival

May
Abingdon Air & Country Show
Abingdon Charity Air & Country Show
Abingdon Mayor Making
Beating the Bounds
Classic Oxfordshire Ride for Against Breast Cancer
Dorchester Festival
Henley Arts Trail
Lord and Lady Mayor's Parade
May Fair
May Morning Ceremony
Oxfolk Ceilidhs
Oxford May Day
Oxfordshire Artweeks
Oxfordshire Country Show
Oxfordshire Craft Fair
Rokefest
Scots Guards Parade & Fun in the Park

June
Abingdon Morris Dancers Mock Mayor Elections
Art's Kool Festival
Burford Festival
English Music Festival
Foxbury Farm Open Day
Henley Women's Regatta
Midsummer Steamings
Oxford Canal Festival
Oxfordshire Young Farmers County Show
Tinderbox Festival
Wantage Children's Day
Wantage Summer Festival

July
Battle Proms at Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace Country Fair
Blewbury Festival
Cornbury Music Festival
Cowley Road Carnival
Henley Festival
Henley Royal Regatta
Oxford Pride
Strawberry Fields Festival
Sutton Courtenay Primary School Summer Fete
Swan Upping
The Start Enclosure @ Remenham Farm
Wantage Craft Fayre

August
August Annual Jazz Festival
Bike Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Horse Trials
Brompton World Championship
Chilterns Craft Fair
Cropredy Festival
Jazz in the Park
Late Summer Holiday Victorian Steamings
Living Heritage Oxfordshire Craft Show
Minster Lovell Beer Festival and Village Day
Minster Lovell Beer Festival and Village Day
Oxford Castle - Unlocked
Party in the Park
Uffington White Horse Show
White Horse Folk Festival
Wilderness Festival

September
Blenheim Horse Trials
CHIPPYJAZZ
Cholsey Family Beer Festival
Edgcote Tournament
Heritage Open Days
RAI Ethnographic Film Festival
St. Giles Fair
Stonor Flower Festival
Thame & Oxfordshire County Show
Tracks & Turf Show
Wallingford Bunkfest
Watlington Art Annual Exhibition
Witney Music Festival

October
Artists and Makers Fair
Banbury Folk Festival
Craft Show
Michaelmas Fair
October Fair
Oxfolk Ceilidhs
Oxsrad Craft and Gift Fair
Runaway Fair

November
Artists and Makers Fair
Charity Book Sale
Christmas at Blenheim Palace
Christmas Extravaganza
Christmas Shopping Weekend
Exhibition
Oxfolk Ceilidhs
Oxford Christmas Market
Traditional Christmas Fair
Wantage Beer Festival

December
Christmas Carol Concert
Dickensian Evening
Oxfolk Ceilidhs
Oxford Christmas Market
Santa Specials
Santas on the Run!
Thomas and Father Christmas

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Principal towns: Oxford Banbury Bicester Burford Woodstock Abingdon Henley-on-Thames

Set in the heart of the English countryside, well placed for access to and from all parts of England and Wales, is the beautiful and historic county of Oxfordshire. The M40 motorway runs through Oxfordshire from north to south, providing the main link with the rest of Central England of the country. The population of Oxfordshire centres mainly in the historic University City of Oxford . There are other significant population centres at Banbury , Bicester , Chipping Norton and Kidlington, all to the north of Oxford. West of Oxford there is Witney , whilst Chinnor and Thame can be found to the east. The main population centres to the south of Oxford are Abingdon , Didcot , Henley-on-Thames , Wallingford and Wantage . There are so many places worth visiting in Oxfordshire that it is sure to need more than one visit. One of the most famous tourist attractions in Oxfordshire is the magnificent Blenheim Palace . This beautiful English baroque house is situated at Woodstock in Oxfordshire. It was built as a gift to the 1st Duke of Marlborough, John Churchill , to commemorate his victory over the French. Unfortunately, the political climate changed and this was no longer considered something to be proud of. Churchill fell from grace and was eventually exiled. The palace is also notable as being the birthplace and ancestral home to Sir Winston Churchill , one of the best-known Prime Ministers in British History. Today the palace and its gardens are popular with tourists, but also with film directors. Many films have used the palace; including Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. If you prefer to get away to the calm of the English countryside, then Oxfordshire offers you a choice of two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Chilterns are a range of hills that stretch 75 miles in a diagonal line from southwest to northeast, starting in Oxfordshire at Goring-on-Thames and finishing up in Bedfordshire . The hills offer many breathtaking views and opportunities for walking, horse riding and cycling holidays. Oxfordshire is also the setting for a large part of the Cotswolds , another Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Quaint villages built of the local Cotswold Stone typify the Cotswolds, for many it is the essence of rural England. For the serious hiker, the Cotswolds offer The Cotswold Way, a long distance footpath running over the Cotswold Edge escarpment. Make sure you have some comfortable walking boots if you want to follow the complete route though; it is over one hundred miles long! If exotic animals are for you, then you should visit the Cotswold Wildlife Park. Here you can see many different animals and birds, including over 40 that are part of either an ESB (European Studbook) or EEP (European Endangered Species Programme). For something different, and particularly if you are a fan of railway history, you could visit the Didcot Railway Centre . The centre is the museum of the Great Western Railway and contains many fine exhibits including the replica steam engine the 'Firefly'. The Firefly engines were used in the mid-19th century by the GWR. The River Thames flows through much of Oxfordshire and has always been a big feature of life at Henley-on-Thames, famous for the annual Henley Royal Regatta . The Regatta has had Royal status since Prince Albert became patron in 1851. Henley-on-Thames houses the River and Rowing Museum, which is split into three main themes, The River, The Sport of Rowing and the town of Henley-on-Thames. The City of Oxford itself hosts one of the most famous Universities in the world and is the oldest in the English-speaking world, dating back to at least the end of the 11th century. Its long-standing rival the University of Cambridge was formed by academics from Oxford who fled the town in 1209 following a dispute between students and the local townsfolk.

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