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in the county of Oxfordshire
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About Didcot

The delightful township of Didcot has little or no history of it's own but it does have a past that is inextricablely linked to that of Oxford. The coming of the railways changed the fortunes of what was naught but a sleepy Oxfordshire village forever. Brunel's Great Western Railway arrived in Oxford in 1841 and made Didcot an important railway junction. It remains so to this day.

All the romance of the steam age is gathered here in Didcot at the fine museum of the Great Western Society and the old locomotive depot makes an interesting setting for a sparkling collection of GWR engines and relics from the past.

The change in fortunes meant the growth and development of Didcot as a lively suberb. It is a pleasant place with many new housing estates, shops and other businesses. Interestingly, the Williams formula one motor racing team was until recently based in Didcot but the need for larger premises forced it's move elsewhere. There are many pleasures to be experienced in this region, the Ridgeway Path runs through open countryside to the south of Didcot where there are several old hamlets and villages

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Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire

Clifton Hampden (28 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Oxfordshire

(3.8 miles, 6.1 km, direction NE of Didcot)

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.....

St Augustine's of Canterbury

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

(4.1 miles, 6.6 km, direction W of Didcot)

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

The old town hall, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, now home to Abindon Museum

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

(4.7 miles, 7.6 km, direction NW of Didcot)

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

Water-Cress Beds at Ewelme

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

(7.8 miles, 12.5 km, direction E of Didcot)

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

Cornfield, Wantage

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

(7.9 miles, 12.8 km, direction W of Didcot)

Wantage is a small historic market town in Oxfordshire, famous for being the birthplace of King Alfred the Great, who was born there during the 9th century, though the site of the.....

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A picture of Champs Chapel Museum

Champs Chapel Museum (3 Pictures)

(4.1 miles, 6.6 km, direction W)

Displays of Hendred's Millenium history housed in a Grade one Listed ex-Carthusian Chapel (15th Century)...

Abingdon Abbey - July 2009

Abingdon Abbey (16 Pictures)

(4.3 miles, 6.9 km, direction N)

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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Dorchester Abbey (14 Pictures)

(4.5 miles, 7.2 km, direction NE)

The wonderful abbey church of St.Peter and St.Paul has a history stretching back to the year 634, but the church we see today.....

Abingdon Museum (Old Berkshire County Hall), Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

Abingdon Museum (6 Pictures)

(4.6 miles, 7.4 km, direction N)

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

View of Charney Bassett water mill taken from the upstream side. Charney Bassett, Oxfordshire

Charney Bassett Mill (1 Pictures)

(9.3 miles, 14.9 km, direction W)

This charming rural water mill was built in the local timber and weather-boarded style with a hipped roof and dates from 1807. .....

A picture of Nuffield Place

Nuffield Place (2 Pictures)

(9.8 miles, 15.7 km, direction E)

Nuffield Place is the former home (1933-63) of Lord Nuffield who was the founder of Morris Motors. The house is a rare survival.....

A picture of Botanic Gardens of Oxford

Botanic Gardens of Oxford (7 Pictures)

(9.9 miles, 15.9 km, direction N)

Situated on the banks of the River Cherwell is the peaceful settings of the beautiful Botanic Gardens of Oxford. The gardens are.....


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