{"LocationDetails":{"Id":780,"Name":"Chipping Norton","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to holiday cottages in Chipping Norton\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTowns don\u0026rsquo;t come much more British than the market town of Chipping Norton, near Oxfordshire. Quintessentially English and home to the kind of scenery that\u0026rsquo;s drawn visitors to the Cotswolds for many a century, this one\u0026rsquo;s perfect for those of you who fancy experiencing country life.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eKnown as the gateway to the Cotswolds, Chipping Norton (or \u0026lsquo;chippy\u0026rsquo; as it\u0026rsquo;s affectionately known), was runner up in the market town category of the 2015 Great British High Street Awards, and it\u0026rsquo;s beautiful. Not only that, but its smattering of celebrity and high profile residents has seen the town hit the headlines over the years, and it\u0026rsquo;s got something of a reputation as a stylish hangout for the well to to do.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003ePlaces to eat in Chipping Norton\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf the mention of country life had you wondering what the local foodie scene\u0026rsquo;s like then we\u0026rsquo;ll start with the places to eat in the area (well you\u0026rsquo;ll need plenty of energy for all those walks). One of the town\u0026rsquo;s best-loved spots for some fodder is Wild Thyme Restaurant. Set in a pretty cottage complete with open fires, this one has a reputation as being one of the best restaurants in the Cotswolds\u0026hellip;and that\u0026rsquo;s no small claim.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNext on the list it\u0026rsquo;s the obligatory friendly pub\u0026hellip;The Tite Inn. Known for its yummy Sunday roasts, this pub and restaurants seems to have the balance between hearty meals and food with flair just right, and the Trip Advisor reviewers love it.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Thai Shire\u0026rsquo;s another firm favourite, and it\u0026rsquo;s something of a hidden gem on the area\u0026rsquo;s local foodie scene. Expect a warm welcome and impressive service\u0026hellip;and we have it on very good authority that you should sample the salt prawns during your visit. Lastly, don\u0026rsquo;t overlook The Plough Inn. With fantastic reviews for its venison steak, this thatched pub has a Lilliput Lane look to it, and it\u0026rsquo;s every inch the traditional great British pub.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eThings to do in Chipping Norton\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne of the lovely things about a holiday in Chipping Norton is that there\u0026rsquo;s a day out to suit every kind of visitor, but if there\u0026rsquo;s one thing we\u0026rsquo;d advise each of you to go along to it\u0026rsquo;s this one\u0026hellip;the Rollright Stones. Quirky, mystical and inspiring, they\u0026rsquo;re the perfect way to learn a little of the area\u0026rsquo;s folklore and to enjoy the landscape at the same time\u0026hellip;and rumour has it that they\u0026rsquo;re magic.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis ancient site sits on the border between Oxfordshire and Warwickshire, and it\u0026rsquo;s home to the Kings Men stone circle, the King Stone and the Whispering Knights. The Kings Men comprise a stone circle that dates all the way back to the Neolithic period, and the story goes that the king, his men and his knights were turned to the stones we see today by a witch.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf ever there was a place that makes you feel like dressing up and going to the theatre for an evening it\u0026rsquo;s Chipping Norton. This quaint little theatre has the kind of classic features that make the night feel even more elegant, so make sure you look up and check out the paintings while you\u0026rsquo;re there.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eChipping Norton walks\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith a setting in the heart of the Cotswolds, Chipping Norton\u0026rsquo;s always been popular with those of you who love nothing more than to grab your walking boots and explore the scenery on foot. So, because there are too many walks in the area for us to even start, we\u0026rsquo;ve picked out one that\u0026rsquo;s a great place to start.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe walk between Chipping Norton and Over Norton covers 2.5 miles there and back, and it\u0026rsquo;s an easy way to take in the countryside with an amble. Complete with kissing gates, winding lanes and gentle hills to showcase the views, this one passes a healthy number of pubs and cafes for those times when you fancy stopping for a quick pint of something cold\u0026hellip;see, we\u0026rsquo;ve thought of everything. Look out for the Step into the Cotswolds markers along the way, as they waymark all local walks that belong to the visitor payback scheme.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"chipping-norton-0","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Chipping Norton _121587.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Lido","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Lido has a special place in the heart of Chipping Norton, and it\u0026rsquo;s the perfect spot for a dip no matter what the weather. Home to a heated 25m pool, a pool for the toddlers and a slide, The Lido makes for a relaxed way to enjoy some time in the water while you\u0026rsquo;re in the area.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe swimming sessions are thoughtfully divided so that everyone can get the most from their visit, so you\u0026rsquo;ll find adult only swim times for those of you keen to do some lengths, as well as family times for those leisurely dips with the kids. The Lido\u0026rsquo;s a social charity, so it\u0026rsquo;s reliant on volunteers and its visitors to keep going, so local volunteers hold regular events and lessons to help keep the pool a success.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you tend to step out of the water and start thinking about food, you\u0026rsquo;ll find the caf\u0026eacute; serves up fresh, locally sourced burgers and other snacks \u0026ndash; so this one\u0026rsquo;s a great choice for that family day during your Chipping Norton holiday. The Lido\u0026rsquo;s one of the area\u0026rsquo;s most popular spots to enjoy some time out and a dip on a sunny day, so make sure you pack your swimming costumes when you set off.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.9396,"LocationLongitude":-1.54064,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2016/08/iStock_86021783_LARGE.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"chipping-norton/chipping-norton/the-lido","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2016/08/iStock_86021783_LARGE.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Rollright Stones","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s something magical about The Rollright Stones that\u0026rsquo;s lured visitors for generations, and this is the attraction to take the kids to and get their imaginations all fired up about the local myths and legends. \u0026nbsp;Found on the border between Oxfordshire and Warwickshire, this historic site\u0026rsquo;s home to The King\u0026rsquo;s Men, The Whispering Knights and The King Stone.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSo what\u0026rsquo;s it all about? Well, The King\u0026rsquo;s Men is a ceremonial stone circle dating back all the way to the Neolithic period, and the myths that surround it have become part of the region\u0026rsquo;s folklore over the centuries. If you believe the rumours, the stones were once the king\u0026rsquo;s men who fell victim to a witch\u0026rsquo;s spell as she tried to take over the throne\u0026hellip;well you never know\u0026hellip;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s not all doom and gloom though, it\u0026rsquo;s said that the spell breaks at midnight every night, when the men come back to life and dance in a circle. One of the most popular legends is that it\u0026rsquo;s impossible to accurately count the number of stones, and that if you count them twice you\u0026rsquo;ll never get the same number\u0026hellip;so have a go while you\u0026rsquo;re there and see if it\u0026rsquo;s true!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.9768,"LocationLongitude":-1.57149,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2016/08/rollright stones.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"chipping-norton/chipping-norton/the-rollright-stones","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2016/08/rollright stones.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Fairytale Farm","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe perfect attraction for that family day out, Fairytale Farm\u0026rsquo;s got it all. Helpfully divided into four areas to help you plan your day, the farm\u0026rsquo;s a great day out for younger children\u0026hellip;and there\u0026rsquo;s even an indoor play area in case you get a shower during your visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFirst of all there\u0026rsquo;s the Huff and Puff zone, which is all about watching the kids let off steam on the adventure play equipment. Then there\u0026rsquo;s the Enchanted Walk \u0026ndash; a sensory experienced designed to bring the landscape to life, Jack\u0026rsquo;s Yard which is home to the ever-so-quirky Mouse Town, and the indoor play area and caf\u0026eacute;. If you know and little princesses, one of the farm\u0026rsquo;s highlights is probably going to be the brand new Fairytale Street, which enables guests to peek into the castle some of their best loved characters call home.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s something about being in the Cotswolds that brings out the kid in us, so Fairytale Farm means plenty of opportunity to make the most of the countryside and catch up on family fun. Open between February and October, the park hosts family events throughout the season too, so check what\u0026rsquo;s on when you plan your visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.9409,"LocationLongitude":-1.51044,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/04/girl blowing bubbles.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"chipping-norton/chipping-norton/fairytale-farm","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/04/girl blowing bubbles.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Chipping Norton Theatre","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf ever there was a place that made you want to get dressed up and head to the theatre then it\u0026rsquo;s Chipping Norton. The Chipping Norton Theatre shows everything from local acts to the national favourites throughout the year, and aside from being a great night out it\u0026rsquo;s also a beautiful venue. It\u0026rsquo;s a cinema too, so if you fancy seeing that new film you\u0026rsquo;ve been meaning to during your stay then head to Spring Street.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow this might sound a little strange, but make sure you look up while you\u0026rsquo;re waiting for the show to start, as it\u0026rsquo;s one of those theatres where the artwork that graces it is almost as fascinating as the show itself, and it\u0026rsquo;s a popular choice for an evening out if you\u0026rsquo;re in the area.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eDescribed as \u0026ldquo;totally charming, quaint and cute\u0026rdquo; by one very happy reviewer, the theatre has a welcoming, timeless feel to it and the character that makes a good night a great one. Whether you opt for one of the many plays that graces the theatre\u0026rsquo;s stage, a dance show or something for the kids, the theatre\u0026rsquo;s part of the Chipping Norton experience.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.9431,"LocationLongitude":-1.54496,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/07/theatre-curtain.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"chipping-norton/chipping-norton/the-chipping-norton-theatre","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/07/theatre-curtain.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Broughton Castle","Body":"\u003cp\u003eBeing something of a sophisticated area, we think that a stay in the Cotswolds has got to include at least one day out at a castle\u0026hellip;and if you make the half an hour journey to Banbury you\u0026rsquo;ll find the gorgeously quirky Broughton Castle. The castle started out as a manor house, but when a chap named Sir John de Broughton bought it in the 1300s, he set about making the additions needed for his home to be called a castle \u0026ndash; and there\u0026rsquo;s even a moat.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eToday, the castle\u0026rsquo;s the home of the Fiennes, and it\u0026rsquo;s open to visitors on selected days throughout the year. If the castle looks familiar while you\u0026rsquo;re there, there\u0026rsquo;s every chance that you\u0026rsquo;ve seen it as a location in one of the many films its starred in. To name a few, Broughton\u0026rsquo;s been used for the filming of Three Men and a Little Lady, Jane Eyre, The Madness of King George and Shakespeare in Love.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisitors are welcome to take picnics along and eat them in the park, so if It\u0026rsquo;s been too long since you packed your favourite fodder and dined al fresco then this is the perfect opportunity.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":52.0439,"LocationLongitude":-1.3908,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2016/08/Broughton Castle.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"chipping-norton/chipping-norton/broughton-castle","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2016/08/Broughton Castle.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Tite Inn","Body":"\u003cp\u003eFor the most part, eating out during that break in the Cotswolds is all about finding a country pub with a great reputation and settling down to a good view\u0026hellip;and The Tite Inn fits the bill perfectly. Set in the pretty little village of Chadlington, near Chippy, The Tite Inn has the kind of features that make you feel instantly at home. Think exposed wooden beams, flagstones and an open fire, and all with a warm welcome.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eLet\u0026rsquo;s start with the food\u0026hellip;The Tite Inn serves up good, hearty food with style, and it prides itself on its home-cooked, no-fuss menu. If you fancy stopping off for something to eat during a walk in the area, or just sampling the local flavours, it\u0026rsquo;s a great place for a pit stop. In fact, some of the region\u0026rsquo;s most beautiful cycle routes start or end nearby, so this one\u0026rsquo;s a popular spot with cyclists enjoying the surrounding landscape from the saddle.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor those of you who love to whet your whistle with a pint of something cold, you\u0026rsquo;ll find a selection of real ales, lagers and ciders, and for the cider drinkers amongst you, you\u0026rsquo;ll have the choice between a powerful scrumpy or something easier.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.9,"LocationLongitude":-1.53003,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2016/08/pub.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"chipping-norton/chipping-norton/the-tite-inn","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2016/08/pub.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Plough Inn","Body":"\u003cp\u003ePicture the perfect English country pub and you\u0026rsquo;re probably imagining The Plough Inn. With a thatches roof, sleepy beer garden and setting in the kind of countryside that we all know and love the Cotswolds for, this friendly pub\u0026rsquo;s a popular choice for a quick drink during a walk, a leisurely lunch or an evening meal.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith a history that dates right back to 1772, The Plough Inn has a flickering log fire on winter days, and summer afternoons see its friendly beer garden welcoming visitors keen to take in the peace and quiet of the scenic setting. The bar area welcomes dogs too, so if you pop in halfway through a walk in the area your four-legged friend will be as welcome as you are.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf it\u0026rsquo;s food you\u0026rsquo;re after, expect good, quality food at a reasonable price, and you can enjoy two lots of fish and chips for the price of one if you visit on a Tuesday\u0026hellip;see, they\u0026rsquo;ve thought of everything. 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