OXFORDSHIRE

One of the best known landmarks in Oxfordshire is the White Horse at Uffington. It's cut into the chalk of the hill below a fortified iron age camp. The hill is also forms part of the Ridgeway, a prehistoric route.

Near the lovely village of Woodstock, which has some well preserved 17th and 18th century buildings, is the spectacular Blenheim Palace with grounds landscaped by Capability Brown. You'll also find a herb garden and butterfly house on-site. Another picturesque village is Burford complete with the 15th century Lamb Inn and a medieval bridge spanning the Windrush.

At North Leigh (south west of Woodstock) there are the remains of a Roman villa built round a courtyard and featuring some quite well preserved mosaic flooring.

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