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.