Open mic nights at the Hollybush on Sundays are a great way to enjoy every last moment of the weekend and the sessions are well supported by local Witney musicians. In the warmer months the sessions waft out to the garden, and in the winter, the bar is a cosy venue.
Open for over forty years, Cotswold Farm Park is home to over 50 breeds. Owned and run by Countryfile’s Adam Henson MBE there is loads to do including feeding the animals and hopping on a farm safari. You can even camp on the farm and watch the sun set over Windrush valley.
Witney is a successful and expanding market town and the museum reflects this in exhibitions and talks throughout the year. Often history is seen as a little dry but it doesn’t need to be, as well as celebrating the past the museum looks at modern Witney and its events and people in living memory.
Combe Mill is a Victorian steam and water-powered sawmill now operating as a working museum. The Mill Building itself has fascinating features and the site was the workshop for Blenheim Palace Estate. Upstairs in the Mill building was the important area where craftsmen made the patterns and moulds needed by the estate.
Minster Lovell Hall was home to Richard III's right-hand man Lord Lovell, one of the richest men in England. Designed to show off his great wealth, the hall was finally abandoned, dismantled and demolished, leaving only the fascinating remains that stand today. All, including pooches on leads, are welcome.
Here lies the remains of a vast Roman courtyard villa with a fabulous feature of an almost complete mosaic tile floor. This was a ‘courtyard villa’, and significant finds of pre-Roman Iron Age pottery and other features beneath the former south-west range show exciting evidence of earlier occupation.
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