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Charlbury Town in Oxfordshire

About Charlbury

Welcome to the Charlbury edition of The Oxford Magazine.

Charlbury is an ancient Cotswold market town in the beautiful Evenlode Valley about 15 miles north-west of Oxford. It’s a typical Cotswolds town, with houses built of local materials and having colourful cottage gardens.

To the south-west of Charlbury lies the remainder of the ancient Wychwood Forest, part of which now makes up the 600- acre estate that is Cornbury Park. Monarchs once held exclusive hunting rights to the forest, but nowadays walkers can see deer and other wildlife from the public footpaths that border the Park.

No main roads pass through the town, making it a quiet place that is ideally suited for a leisurely stroll. Just be sure to visit the Charlbury Museum on Market Street. It does get lively in the second week in July when the town hosts an annual beer festival, and when Cornbury Park hosts its unique “Wilderness Festival” featuring music and family entertainment.


Local news & stories

West Oxfordshire District Taxi operators ask to increase fares
/ Transport

West Oxfordshire District Taxi operators ask to increase fares

More than 20 of the 105 drivers or operators licensed by the district called on the council for the ability to charge more based on inflation and rising fuel costs.
Wilderness 2022 reveals a stellar line-up of unmissable acts for this year’s festival
/ Culture

Wilderness 2022 reveals a stellar line-up of unmissable acts for this year’s festival

The programme spans music and the arts, exquisite feasting and dining, insightful talks and debates, a wellbeing sanctuary, outdoor pursuits, and a family field and beautiful lakes to while away the hours.
Have your say on West Oxfordshire District Council’s 2022/23 budget
/ Government

Have your say on West Oxfordshire District Council’s 2022/23 budget

Residents and businesses are being urged to give their views on where West Oxfordshire District Council’s tax will be spent as it prepares its budget for the next financial year.
Marjorie Neasham Glasgow has been appointed as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Oxfordshire
/ Government

Marjorie Glasgow appointed as Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire

The Queen is said to have been pleased to appoint Marjorie as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Oxfordshire in succession to Tim Stevenson OBE, who retires on 30 September.
Exciting line-up revealed for the Wilderness Festival 2021
/ Culture

Exciting line-up revealed for the Wilderness Festival 2021

The line-up will see DJ Jamie XX, hip hop musician Loyle Carner and drum and bass band Rudimental headling at the event in Cornbury Park, Chalbury this August.
Oxfordshire Libraries announces annual short story competition 2021
/ Culture

Oxfordshire Libraries announces annual short story competition for 2021

The winner from each of the three categories will see their short story published as an e-book; available via the library website to be borrowed and read across Oxfordshire.
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/ Community

Oxfordshire to be in ‘Tier-2: High Alert’ post 02 December lockdown

Just about all you need to know about post lockdown in Oxford and across Oxfordshire on 02 December, from the PM’s announcement regarding the end of the second national lockdown to any significant developments.
West Oxfordshire businesses apply for council-run Government grant scheme
/ Infrastructure

West Oxfordshire businesses apply for council-run Government grant scheme

Hundreds of local businesses in West Oxfordshire affected by the national lockdown have applied for financial help from a Government grant scheme run by the council.
What does £1 million buy you in Oxford and across Oxfordshire in 2020
/ Home & Garden

What does £1 million buy you in Oxford and across Oxfordshire in 2020

To give you an idea, we’ve rounded up 20 or so properties on the market in Oxford and across Oxfordshire at around the £1 million mark.
Christmas trees in St Mary’s in Charlbury to go ahead in December
/ Community

Christmas trees in St Mary’s in Charlbury to go ahead in December

To provide certainty, St Mary’s Church in Charlbury has confirmed that it is going ahead with the Christmas trees this year.