The towns, villages and places to visit are all listed in
proximity to The Hanneys, nearest first.
- Wantage -
Wantage in Oxfordshire is a small market town in the Vale of White
Horse. Its where King Alfred the Great was born and also has
literary connections in Sir John Betjeman and Thomas Hardy.
- Abingdon - Abingdon is the third largest
settlement in Oxfordshire, after Oxford and Banbury, the town is an
historic market town and is the oldest continually inhabited town
in England. It was granted its first royal charter in 1556.
- Didcot - Didcot
dates back to the Iron Age. The settlement was situated on the
ridge in the town, and the remainder of the surrounding area was
- Faringdon - Faringdon is a market town in the
Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, England. It is on the edge of the
Thames Valley, between the River Thames and the Ridgeway. It was
part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to
- Oxford - The Cite of Dreaming Spires with over
1,500 listed buildings from every major period of British
architectural history from the 11th century onwards also home to
one of the worlds' oldest universitys'. (13.3m).
- Witney - Witney is a thriving market town dating
back to AD969. (13.7m).
- Swindon - (21.5m).
- Newbury - (21.8m).
- Grove - The village of Grove lies 13 miles
south-west of Oxford where the Thames Valley meets the Berkshire
- Denchworth - The parish is bounded by the Land Brook in the
west and the Childrey Brook in the east. (2.7m).
- Charney Basset - The village of Charney
Bassett lies in open country beside the meandering river Ock.
- Steventon - Steventon is approximately ten
miles south of Oxford between the towns of Abingdon, Didcot and
Wantage. There has been a settlement on the current site of
Steventon for over a thousand years. Currently the population is
fifteen hundred people.(4.1m).
- Ardington and Lockinge - The
majority of land and property in the area is owned and managed by
the Lockinge Estate. The Lockinge Estate was created between 1854
and 1890 under the ownership of Robert Lloyd-Lindsay, 1st
Baron of Wantage, who significantly improved housing and services
for the estate workers and attempted to create a worker's model
village. This theme and philosophy still permeates today with
ownership in charitable trust. (4.4m).
- Marcham - Marcham is a village
and civil parish about 2 miles west of Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Bagpuize with Southmoor - Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor is
situated 10 miles south-west of Oxford at the junction of the A420
and A415. (4.4m)
- Longworth - Nearby village of Longworth.
- West Hendred - West Hendred
is located about three miles from the town of
- Stanford in the Vale - Stanford in the Vale is a
large village with approximately 2000 residents situated in south
west Oxfordshire. It lies on the A417, four miles from Faringdon
and six from Wantage. (6.6m).
- East Hendred - The village
of East Hendred nestles at the foot of a chain of
hills known as The Downs in the historic Vale of White Horse in the
heart of England. (7.2m).
Nearby Places to Visit
and Downland Visitors Center - The Vale and Downland
Museum is located in the busy market town of Wantage in
Oxfordshire, UK. The museum has been nationally acclaimed as an
outstanding example of community partnership. The range of services
is broad, ranging from galleries interpreting the cultural heritage
of the Vale of White Horse region, to a cafe with a delightful
terrace and garden. (The Vale and Downland Museum, 19
Church St, Wantage OX12 8BL. 3.9m).
- Millets Farm Centre - Millets
Farm Centre has a wide range of family/visitor attractions
including childrens farm animals, play area, Maize Maze, farm shop,
PYO, woodland walk, picknic areas, cafes and restaurant and garden
centre as well as regular events to make a great day out in the
Oxfordshire Countryside. (Millets Farm, Garford, Abingdon OX13 5PD.
- Letcombe Valley Nature
Reserve - A magical combination of chalk
stream, woodland and limestone grassland create a tranquil haven
for wildlife and local people. (Letcombe Valley Nature
Reserve, OX12 9JY. (5.9m).
- The Ridgeway - The Ridgeway National Trail,
87 miles (139km) through ancient landscapes. Over rolling,
open downland to the west of the River Thames, and through secluded
valleys and woods in The Chilterns to the east, following the same
route used since prehistoric times by travellers, herdsmen and
- Didcot Railway Centre -
Didcot Railway Centre is home to the Great
Western Society's unique collection of steam engines, coaches,
wagons, buildings and small relics. (Didcot Railway
Centre, Oxfordshire OX11 7NJ. 8m).
- White Horse Hill - The
internationally-renowned Bronze-Age Uffington White Horse can be
seen for miles away leaping across the head of a dramatic dry
valley in the Ridgeway escarpment. (10.7m).
Museum - Pendon recaptures scenes in miniature showing the
beauty of the English countryside as it was in the 20s and 30s.
(Pendon Museum, High Street, Long Wittenham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
OX14 4QD. 12.2m).
Parkway - Didcot Parkway is the nearest mainline station.
There is a fast service to London Paddington several times an hour
at peak times which takes approximately 45-50 minutes. Reading is
about 15 minutes away and Oxford is about 20 minutes. There are
also services to Bristol, Swindon, Cardiff, Devon and the West
Country. The station has several large car parks and costs about £6
per day to park.(8m).
Distances taken from the approximate centre of the two villages,
Hanney War Memorial Hall, OX12 0JL.