Visit Wantage and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Wantage, Oxfordshire, is a market town, situated in the Vale of the White Horse. King Alfred was born here in 849 and there is a statue to him by Count Gleichen in the market place, where you can also find some 18th-century houses.
The Church of Saint Peter and Paul is a large cruciform building, mostly 13th-century, but incorporating Perpendicular and later work. A silver plate owned by the church is said to have belonged to Peter the Great. The stalls have both misericords and poppyheads, and there are several fine 14th-, 15th- and 16th-century brasses as well as an alabaster tomb to Sir William Fitzwarren and his wife Alicia, dated 1361. East Lockinge, 3 miles south east, preserves much of a model estate village built in the 19th century.
To the west of Wantage lies Childrey, an attractive village set under the downs. The cruciform church is mostly Perpendicular and Decorated, and has a l2th-century lead font with figures of bishops, and 15th-century chancel stalls and screen. There is also a remarkable collection of brasses.
Nearby towns: Abingdon, Didcot, Faringdon, Newbury, Swindon
Nearby villages: Ardington, Baydon, Beedon, Buckland Marsh, Chaddleworth, Charney Bassett, Culham, Denchworth, Drayton, East Garston, East Hanney, East Hendred, East Ilsley, Eastbury, Faringdon, Frilford, Frilford Heath, Fyfield, Harwell, Kingston Lisle, Lambourn, Little Coxwell, Longworth, Marcham, Milton, Netherton, Peasemore, Sparsholt, Stanford in the Vale, Steventon, Sutton Courtenay, Uffington, West Hanney, West Hendred, West Ilsley, Woolstone
Have you decided to visit Wantage or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Wantage bed and breakfast (a Wantage B&B or Wantage b and b)
- a Wantage guesthouse
- a Wantage hotel (or motel)
- a Wantage self-catering establishment, or
- other Wantage accommodation