Chipping Norton is a small town in the county of Oxfordshire, which lies in the Cotswold Hills, just a few miles from Oxford and Banbury. “Chipping” literally means “market”, and the town is effectively a market town, and has been since the Anglo-Saxon era. The town has a number of medieval buildings that were created in its days of prosperity, when wool-trade made it one of the richest towns in the country. Today, places like the Almshouses and Chipping Norton Town Hall showcase that glorious past. The town has also been associated with people like Ronnie Barker, Keith Moon, Rachel Ward, Jeremy Clarkson and Janice Meek.
Chipping Norton is home to companies like JT Consulting and Arthur Construction, which have serviced offices in the town. There are a number of builders & building material suppliers in the area alongside a host of marketing consultants, business advisors, graphic design firms and manufacturing companies. Website design firms and insurance agencies operate out of Chipping Norton as do companies such as Mag UK Ltd.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The town has a limited but rich cultural scene and The Theatre, a live act and stage-production venue in the town-centre, is an example of the entertainment options you will find in Chipping Norton. The Blue Boar is a great place to enjoy live music, stand-up comedy acts and other live performances. For those looking to eat out, the town has a wide array of options with places like Wild Thyme serving delectable British Cuisine and Whistlers, which has a European menu focussing on seafood. The Plough serves up a variety of international dishes under one roof while Spice Corner is an excellent choice for spicy Indian cuisine.
The town of Chipping Norton doesn’t have its own railway station although the nearest rail-head is just a short distance away, at Banbury Railway Station on the Chiltern Main Line. Charlbury and Kingham Railway Stations are also close by, running on the Cotswold Line. The A44 passes right through the town centre, offering drivers, bus and coach services connectivity to places like London and Burford. London Heathrow is the nearest airport to Chipping Norton while Gloucestershire Airport is also quite close.