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Beautiful countryside, a warm welcome, wonderful eating establishments and great places to stay.
 

Chipping Norton Welcomes You To Enjoy Its Wealth Of Bed and Breakfasts, Holiday Cottages, Hotels, Restaurants, Pubs, Shops, Beautiful Cotswold Countryside, Homes and Gardens. Chipping Norton is less than 2 hours by car from central London or there are regular trains from London Paddington to Kingham station (about 4 miles from Chipping Norton) taking about 1 hours. This trainline continues to Hereford via Worcester and Great Malvern. So this centrally located Cotswold village is easy to reach whether you are touring Britain or escaping for a few days break. There are so many beautiful country walks and plenty of interesting places to visit, from the nearby Chastleton House (now owned by the National Trust) to the Rollright stones. And to keep you going there are some great places to eat and some amazing farmshops.

   
Chipping Norton, at 700ft, is the highest town in Oxfordshire and regarded as one of the "Gateways" to the Cotswolds. Chipping means market and for a considerable period the market at 'Norton' was the commercial centre for the Evenlode valley. When the medieval wool trade made the Cotswolds one of the wealthiest parts of England, the town assumed new importance as a gathering place for wool merchants and other traders. Much of the town's attraction today is due to its many surviving buildings erected during times of great prosperity in the past. Among these are numerous 18th century houses and a 'wool' church that is among the finest in the county.
   
St. Mary's Church is a beautiful 15th century building. Just along from the church, you can see the Almshouse's with their unusual stone entrance. The Town Hall was built in the mid 1800's in the Tuscan style using part of an existing building. William Bliss is the town's greatest benefactor. By 1816 he had established the foundation of the town's textile industry using the latest technology of the industrial revolution. After a fire in 1872 the current mill, a prominent landmark today, was erected and through various owners remained in production until its closure in 1980. The Bliss Mill has now been converted into luxury apartments. Chipping Norton also has a small Theatre which has a great line up of live shows and also screens many of the latest films.