18 Jun

History and natural beauty in Oxfordshire

History and natural beauty in Oxfordshire

When it comes time to retire, and move away from the city, where you have worked tirelessly for many years, there can be more scope to move somewhere that allows you more of a chance to feel at one with your hobbies and interests than there was when you lived and worked in a bigger environment.

Many of the more rural settlements across England can provide these perfect sorts of settings, and one which will give new residents much enjoyment can be easily found by those who are looking for property for sale in Witney.

The town of Witney is a small settlement in Oxfordshire which plays host to just around 22,000 residents. This means that it will be a quiet place to live, and a far less stressful environment than when you were residing in the big city.

The attraction of towns like Witney over other places though lie on things that it can offer thanks to its history and the way that it has been preserved through the generations. For those who want to learn a bit more about Witney as a town, and how it used to be, there are two museums in the area. The Witney and District Museum will let people learn more about the history of the town itself, while Cogges Manor Farm Museum is indicative of farming and agriculture through the ages.

As well as this, there are also a number of buildings in the town with historical importance that residents may enjoy visiting. St Mary the Virgin's church of England building is originally Norman, and still has parts of the original architecture standing, ideal for history buffs.

Other occurrences which will make your stay in Witney feel more authentically rural, and bring you closer to the community include Witney Market. This weekly event takes place on Thursdays, and occasionally Saturdays, and allows those who are in the town to buy locally sourced wares and handmade goods.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801387416-ADNFCR

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