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Bicester Historic Town Trail


We hope that this town trail provides a glimpse into the long and rich history of Bicester, a flourishing Oxfordshire market town since the Middle Ages. Originally named Bernecestre, ‘fort of the warriors’ or ‘of Beorna’, an Anglo-Saxon warlord, Bicester was founded by the Saxons in about 600 AD alongside the River Bure. The core of the modern street plan in the town centre was established in medieval times and many of the buildings date back to the late 16th to 18th centuries. The railway came to Bicester in 1850 (LNWR) and 1910 (GWR), further stimulating trade. Bicester has connections to horse racing, the hunt, and the military following the RAF station established in 1917 and the Ordnance Depot in 1941. Now famous for "Bicester Village" shopping outlet, there is still a range of independent shops, a bustling Friday market, an annual Bicester Festival and regular events in Garth Park.

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Crows of Bicester


Crows are handsome, intelligent birds, toolmakers, skilled at aerial displays, homemakers with strong family ties, and they adapt from rural to urban locations. All these aspects relate to the town's history and development.

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Discover Coffee in Cherwell


Is there anything better than a good cup of coffee? Latte, cappuccino, espresso, flat white… however you like yours, there’s a coffee for everyone in Cherwell's cosy cafés.

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Kidlington Coffee Shops


Check out some of the best cafes and coffee shops in Kidlington. You might even discover a new favourite!

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Kidlington Hairdressers


Whether you're looking for a quick trim or a whole new look, explore some of Kidlington's best hair salons and barber shops on our hairdresser trail.

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Stay Local, Shop Local

Bicester Foodbank

Bicester Foodbank

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Paterson Group Health & Social Care

Paterson Group Health & Social Care

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Bicester Bridal

Bicester Bridal

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Oxford Mart

Oxford Mart

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Cats Tales Pet Care

Cats Tales Pet Care

Bicester Festival

Bicester Festival

Bicester, OXfordshire
Bicester Bodyshop

Bicester Bodyshop

Bicester, Oxfordshire
OYAP Trust

OYAP Trust

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Farnham Jewellers

Farnham Jewellers

Yate Caravans

Yate Caravans

Bicester, Oxfordshire
St Eves Garage Bicester

St Eves Garage Bicester

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Bicester Property Interiors

Bicester Property Interiors

Bicester, Oxfordshire
TT Communications

TT Communications

Bicester, Oxfordshire
D27 Vinyl Wrapping

D27 Vinyl Wrapping

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Kings Barber

Kings Barber

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Justin Bucknell Electrical

Justin Bucknell Electrical

Launton, Oxfordshire
The Akeman Clinic

The Akeman Clinic

Launton, Oxfordshire
DeliStop

DeliStop

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Spratt Endicott Solicitors

Spratt Endicott Solicitors

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Fairford Heating

Fairford Heating

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Wednesday Business Club

Wednesday Business Club

Bicester, Oxfordshire
The Hippy Hare Co

The Hippy Hare Co

Brackley, Northampton
ARCh - Assisted Reading for Children

ARCh - Assisted Reading for Children

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Jack Evans Fresh Grimsby Fish

Jack Evans Fresh Grimsby Fish

Bicester, Oxfordshire
The Pizza Boys Bicester

The Pizza Boys Bicester

Bicester, Oxfordshire
The Little Blue Bakery

The Little Blue Bakery

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Espresso Architecture

Espresso Architecture

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Brethertons Solicitors

Brethertons Solicitors

Bicester, Oxfordshire
HomeComforts

HomeComforts

Bicester, Oxfordshire
AMT Accounting Ltd

AMT Accounting Ltd

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Toho 35

Toho 35

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Taste of Poland

Taste of Poland

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa

Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa

Bicester, Oxfordshire
The Cafe

The Cafe

BICESTER, Oxfordshire
Bicester Concert Band

Bicester Concert Band

BIcester, Oxfordshire
Arty Kiddy

Arty Kiddy

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Papsizza Shakes

Papsizza Shakes

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Clip 'n Climb

Clip 'n Climb

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Dragonfly Framing Ltd

Dragonfly Framing Ltd

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Jacobs Plough

Jacobs Plough

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Nadia Indian Takeaway

Nadia Indian Takeaway

Bicester, Oxfordshire
CR Welding and Fabrication

CR Welding and Fabrication

Dragonfly Groomswear

Dragonfly Groomswear

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Village Fabrics

Village Fabrics

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Shangri-La Laundry and Ironing Limited

Shangri-La Laundry and Ironing Limited

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Shangri-La Domestic and Commercial Cleaning Limited

Shangri-La Domestic and Commercial Cleaning Limited

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Phoenix Dog Grooming

Phoenix Dog Grooming

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Brown Bread Bakery

Brown Bread Bakery

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Nash's Bakery

Nash's Bakery

Bicester, Oxfordshire

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