Visit and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Watlington, Oxfordshire, is 7 miles South of Thame and once owed its importance to its position on the Icknield Way following the foot of the main Chiltern Hills. Its narrow streets have many old half-timbered houses, some of stone and some in chequered brickwork. They are mostly 17th-century. The gabled Town Hall built in 1664 on open arcaded work of brick stands prominently on the triangular market place. As late as the 19th century the “County” gave balls in an Assembly Room in the Hare and Hounds Hotel which was connected with the first floor of the Town Hall by a bridge.
The Church of St Leonard stands nearly a mile from the market place and is reached through tree-lined meadows. It was completely rebuilt in 1877 and only the tower is original, though it stands on the site of an ancient castle. It has a good painting by one of the pupils of Annibale Carracci who decorated the Farnese Palace in Rome, given by a benefactor.
Nearby cities: Oxford
Nearby towns: Henley-on-Thames, Stokenchurch, Wallingford, Wheatley
Nearby villages: Aston Rowant, Benson, Bledlow, Bledlow Ridge, Bolter End, Brightwell Baldwin, Cadmore End, Chalgrove, Checkendon, Chinnor, Chislehampton, Christmas Common, Cuddesdon, Drayton St Leonard, Ewelme, Fairmile, Fawley, Fingest, Frieth, Garsington, Hambleden, Henley-on-Thames, Henton, Kingston Blount, Lewknor, Longwick, Milton Common, Nettlebed, Nuffield, Pishill, Princes Risborough, Radnage, Roke, Saunderton, Skirmett, Stadhampton, Stoke Row, Tetsworth, Thame, Turville, Waterperry, Waterstock
Have you decided to visit or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a bed and breakfast (a B&B or b and b)
- a guesthouse
- a hotel (or motel)
- a self-catering establishment, or
- other accommodation