About Carterton Town Centre
Carterton Town Centre is the commercial hub of Carterton – a modern new town in West Oxfordshire.
With a thriving cosmopolitan community built around Britain’s largest airbase RAF Brize Norton, Carterton is the second-largest town in the West Oxfordshire District Council area – 2 miles south of the A40 road and 4 miles southwest of Witney.
In 1894 the enterprising William Carter bought part of the Duke of Marlborough’s estate and parcelled it up into 6-acre plots, which he then sold off to settlers. At first, it was known for its market garden produce, tomatoes in particular, but in 1935 the Royal Air Force arrived. RAF Brize Norton is now Britain’s largest airbase.
Carterton is now a thriving cosmopolitan community of around 14,000 people, with a modern centre and many amenities, including a leisure centre. Other nearby attractions include Crocodiles of the World and Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens.