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Watlington

Watlington Town, Oxfordshire

About Watlington

Welcome to the Watlington edition of The Oxford Magazine.

Watlington is a small market town and civil parish about 7 miles south of Thame in Oxfordshire, near the county’s eastern edge and less than 2 miles from its border with Buckinghamshire.

With origins dating back to the 6th century, the town of Watlington lies at the foot of Watlington Hill – home to a wide variety of flora and fauna and a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as part of Watlington and Pyrton Hills.

The fine 17th-century Town Hall is accompanied by many 16th-century and Georgian buildings, the venerable church of St Leonard’s, as well as a host of specialist shops, pubs and small businesses that you’d expect from a small English market town.

Watlington is surrounded by charming villages, each with a distinctive character, historic buildings, and in many cases, a welcoming pub. Routes between these villages make an excellent day or half day’s walk and a fabulous way of enjoying the superb countryside and landscape.


Local news & editions

Government pledges £100,000 of support for two local garden villages
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Government pledges £100,000 of support for two local garden villages

Berinsfield Garden Village and Dalton Barracks Garden Village will each be receiving £50,000 towards the costs of work to help develop the new communities.
HGVs to be banned from new Watlington relief road
/ Infrastructure

HGVs to be banned from new Watlington relief road

The market town on the edge of the Chiltern Hills suffers from increased levels of traffic running through it, and there are four housing projects on the outskirts set to exacerbate the situation.
Grant saves 12 rural bus services from axe until April 2022
/ Transport

Grant saves 12 rural bus services from axe until April 2022

Oxfordshire County Council will use £275k of its existing Local Authority Bus Subsidy Grant (LABSG) to support the services which would otherwise have faced withdrawal in August 2021.
The Oxfordshire people recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021
/ Community

The Oxfordshire people recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021

Here are all the Oxfordshire people recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021. It includes a damehood for Professor Sarah Gilbert for her pivotal role in developing a COVID-19 vaccine.
Beauforest House: A magnificent Grade II listed Georgian country house
/ Home & Garden

Beauforest House: A magnificent Grade II listed Georgian country house

Beauforest House is a magnificent Grade II listed Georgian country house in Newington, south-west of Stadhampton near Wallingford, with secondary accommodation and wonderful views of the Oxfordshire countryside.
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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Oxfordshire to be in ‘Tier-2: High Alert’ post 02 December lockdown

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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.
Sunday roast takeaway in Oxfordshire during the lockdown
/ Food & Drink

Where to get your Sunday roast takeaway in Oxfordshire during the lockdown

If you’re in need of a Sunday roast fix, here’s where to get yours during the lockdown in Oxfordshire while also supporting your local gastropubs and restaurants.
This World Food Day, eat around the world in Oxfordshire
/ Food & Drink

This World Food Day, eat around the world in Oxfordshire

We’ve rounded up a mouth-watering selection of global restaurants on our doorstep for you gourmands to travel to via your tastebuds.