Witney is a town in the county of Oxfordshire and lies on the banks of River Windrush, a few miles west of Oxford. The town holds a Thursday market that has been running every week since medieval times and also has a number of buildings dating back to those periods. The Town Hall in Witney is an example of architecture of that period, as is West End, a street that’s lined with old-style homes. The town has three museums – Cogges Manor Farm Museum, Witney & District Museum and the Wychwood Brewery Museum – all of which attract impressive crowds. Some famous people associated with the town include current British Prime Minister, David Cameron, Shaun Woodward, Martin Jones and Douglas Hurd.
Witney has a number of businesses that operate out of store and office space in the area. There are architects, lawyers, doctors, graphic designers, builders and interior decorators in town. Fashion houses, copywriting firms, and textile companies are amongst the other types of businesses and professionals to be based here. The town has a long history of brewing and Wychwood Brewery still operates out of the area, as does Refresh UK.
Entertainment And Dining Out
This is a small town with a small selection of venues for entertainment. Stonesfield Village Hall provides entertainment for fans of live music and the performing arts. Freeland Village Hall is also open to live acts while The Palace puts one some great theatre performances. Dining out in Witney is a great way of experiencing cuisine from different parts of the world. The Shaan offers Indian cuisine with a fiery twist while The Water Margin serves up food from the Orient. For something more traditional, there is The Hollybush or The Boot Inn, each offering an authentic British cuisine experience.
The A4095 and A415 run right next to the town centre, offering connectivity for buses, coaches, and drivers. The nearby A40 connects Burford, Thame and Eynsham to the town. Witney doesn’t have its own railway station but Hanborough Train Station and Combe Railway Station are quite close by, connecting the town to the Cotswold Line. For air-travel, commuters can head to Gloucestershire Airport, which is within easy reach, while London Heathrow is the next closest link to national and international air travel.