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Buses into central Oxford, express train line into London coming 2016
A mix of locals and tourists makes for a fun day out
Garth Park open-air concerts, weekly farmers' market
Bicester started as a small agricultural market town and it is still possible to see examples of its original half-timbered buildings which have withstood the centuries.
There are many places of historic interest to see, including the 17th century Dovecote; St. Edburg’s Church built in 1104 and the Old Priory and the Old Vicarage built around 1500 making it Bicester’s oldest house. The Market Square holds a traditional weekly market-day, as well as a Farmers’ Market once a month, and other speciality markets throughout the year.
Bicester offers a wide range of amenities, with many cafés and restaurants to suit all tastes. At one time, Bicester had over 22 inns and alehouses, of which many still remain and can be patronised irrespective of the season. The picturesque Garth Park, with its national award-winning gardens, also hosts a range of activities and concerts throughout the year.
Bicester is just 12 miles north-east of Oxford, meaning shopping at Bicester Village designer outlet a tantalisingly easy prospect! The Muddy Duck pub, situated a mere ten minute drive from Bicester centre, is renowned nationwide – so a waiting list may be in action!