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A picture of Belton

Belton in the county of Lincolnshire

Pictures of Clifton Hampden

a Picturesque Village in the county of Oxfordshire

About Clifton Hampden

This is a popular Thames side village which was the choice of Jerome K. Jerome for a setting for one of the riotous scenes of his "Three Men in a Boat" and it is easy to see just why he chose this attractive place.

The river here is spanned by a magnificent six ribbed-arched brick bridge which was designed by Sir Gilbert Scott, who also had a hand in the restoration of the local church in 1844 when it was almost completely rebuilt.

In the village there remains a number of attractive properties, some believed to date from Elizabethan times. A few of these make weekend retreats for people wishing to get away from the City and spend time messing about on the river.

This is a lovely spot to tarry, it is within easy reach of the facilities of the large town of Abingdon, and for those wishing to enjoy quiet country walks there is the joyful beauty of the Thames Path.

Clifton Hamden is about seven miles away from the historic buildings and dreamy spires of Oxford.

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Abingdon, entrance to St Helen's Church

Abingdon (98 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Oxfordshire

(3.6 miles, 5.7 km, direction W of Clifton Hampden)

Interesting town, developed around the gates of an abbey founded in 675...

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Ewelme (52 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Oxfordshire

(6.8 miles, 10.9 km, direction SE of Clifton Hampden)

Ewelme is a quiet place particularly noted for its historic parish church...

The Eagle and Child, St Giles, Oxford

Oxford (771 Pictures) a Historic City in the county of Oxfordshire

(6.8 miles, 10.9 km, direction N of Clifton Hampden)

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East Hendred (61 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Oxfordshire

(7.1 miles, 11.4 km, direction SW of Clifton Hampden)

East Hendred is one of the spring line villages nestling just below the Downs in the Vale of the White Horse, Oxfordshire...

Wantage, Oxfordshire

Wantage (8 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Oxfordshire

(10.6 miles, 17.0 km, direction SW of Clifton Hampden)

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Dorchester Abbey (14 Pictures)

(2.0 miles, 3.2 km, direction E)

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Abingdon Abbey (16 Pictures)

(3.2 miles, 5.1 km, direction W)

Abingdon Abbey was founded in 675 and demolished following Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries. During the life of the.....

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Abingdon Museum (6 Pictures)

(3.3 miles, 5.4 km, direction W)

Abingdon museum is housed in the centre of this ancient town in the spectacular 17th century County Hall. It includes displays.....

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Shotover Country Park (52 Pictures)

(6.4 miles, 10.3 km, direction N)

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Botanic Gardens of Oxford (7 Pictures)

(6.7 miles, 10.7 km, direction N)

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(6.9 miles, 11.1 km, direction N)

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Ashmolean Museum (1 Pictures)

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