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Things to do in Witney

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Cinema
“The nearest cinema... In a parade of shops opposite Marks and Spencers and with a Cafe Rouge next door so you can combine it with a meal out...”
  • 7 locals recommend
Museum
“The old kitchen was used as the setting for the Downton Abbey series. There are many things to see and do including events for adults and children.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Really nice supermarket for most supplies. Witney is a good shopping centre for most things, and parking is free.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Food
“Open Saturday and Sunday for tours. Tasting and a souvenir glass included in the price.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Local pub in Witney, good food, nice venue on Church Green. Sit outside in summer and enjoy the open space in front of spectacular church.”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 2 locals recommend
Locality
“Witney is a historic market town on the River Windrush, 12 miles west of Oxford in Oxfordshire, England. The place-name "Witney" is derived from the Old English for "Witta's island". The earliest known record of it is as Wyttannige in a Saxon charter of AD 969. The Domesday Book of 1086 records it as Witenie. An attractive high street runs from the Butter Cross and features the 18th century town hall, the Blanket Hall and the Victorian Corn Exchange. The town has a bustling atmosphere with a good range of shops, supermarkets and a twice weekly market. Witney offers all of the facilities you would expect to find in a town of its size. A varied shopping experience including the Marriotts Walk shopping development, pubs, restaurants, and leisure facilities at The Witney Lakes resort and the Windrush Leisure Centre. Annual events include the autumn Witney Carnival and Witney Feast, nearby Eynsham Carnival, and Wychwood Forest Fair. Witney is 13 miles west of Oxford, with many attractions and villages to enjoy. Witney Visitor Information Centre has lots of information on even more attractions and events so be sure to take a look when planning your visit.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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American Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Premise
“Outdoor shopping centre. Lots of high street shop brands. Restaurants and cafe's too. Plus cinema. Multi-storey car parking available.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“A little off the beaten track, but well worth a visit if you on the way back from Burford or Bibary, this superb American BBQ restaurant has a great menu and full range of craft beers. Personal recommendation: Baby Back Ribs or Brisket.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bar
“Local pub in Witney, good food, nice venue on Church Green. Sit outside in summer and enjoy the open space in front of spectacular church.”
  • 1 local recommends
American Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“A little off the beaten track, but well worth a visit if you on the way back from Burford or Bibary, this superb American BBQ restaurant has a great menu and full range of craft beers. Personal recommendation: Baby Back Ribs or Brisket.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great food in the centre of Witney, always a busy atmosphere at the bar for a longer night out.”
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
“Great chinese food with takeaway and delivery, plus guests enjoy 30%off all meals during their stay, a special offer through our business for our guests”
  • 1 local recommends

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