Carterton: A Bustling Village In The Cotswolds (2023)


Escape to Carterton, one of Oxfordshire’s newest and most charming towns, nestled in the heart of the picturesque Cotswolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Here you will fall in love with the lush countryside, historic landmarks, and welcoming locals and able to spend days exploring the endless landscapes.

Pay a visit to St. John the Evangelist Church see the stunning Victorian Gothic architecture complete with breathtaking stained glass windows and a unique bell tower visible from miles around.

St. Britius Church, on the other hand, boasts equally impressive Norman architecture dating back to the 12th century, highlighted by a 14th-century tower and a magnificent stained glass window illustrating St. Britius’ life. Free to enter.

If you’re looking to enjoy the countryside, head over to Kilkenny Lane Country Park; the perfect destination for outdoor fun!

The park covers 50 acres for scenic walking, jogging, horse riding, or relaxing with a picnic, and has over 1.5 miles of wheelchair and pushchair accessible footpaths and bridleways. Entry is free, there’s a children’s playground, and limited parking.

If you’re looking for a refreshing, longer walk, The Cotswolds Way, a 102 mile National Trail, is a great way to explore and view the region starting at Chipping Campden and ends at Bath, taking you through rolling hills, riverside walks and tranquil beech woods.

Carterton hotels include budget friendly Vines and Cotswold Gateway, and there are many cozy bed & breakfasts (B&Bs) and charming cottages to rent (StayCotswolds or AirBnB is your best bet).

For a taste of local life, stop by The Beehive or The Chequers Inn for a pint of iconic ale and a hearty pub meal. After a long day of adventures, rest your head in cozy bed and breakfasts, charming cottages, or budget-friendly hotels such as The Vines hotel and The Cotswold Gateway Hotel.

This is a major town so there are plenty of high street brands and local stores and boutiques for handmade crafts, and delicious locally-sourced produce.

Whether you’re seeking natural beauty, magnificent history, or a quiet retreat, Carterton suits your desires perfectly. Discover the secret charm of the Cotswolds and book your next getaway to this amazing destination today.

Note that RAF Brize Norton next to Carterton is the UK’s largest air station and home to the RAF’s Air Mobility Force, the Strategic and Tactical Air Transport, Air-to-Air Refuelling (AAR) forces and the world famous Red Arrows air display team.

You may just be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of fast jet aircraft or a Red Arrows display while you’re in the area!

Ready to hit the links near Carterton? Look no further than Burford Golf Club (green fees per visitor, £50.00), just a quick drive away. Other nearby courses include Witney Lakes Resort, Wychwood Golf Club, and Heythrop Park Resort and all offer spectacular greens for the avid golfer. Green fees vary.

There are also plenty of other attractions near Carterton to check out such as The Cotswold Wildlife Park, Blenheim Palace, the historic market town of Chipping Norton and many more!

Driving to Carterton from Heathrow Airport takes approximately 1.5 hours.

Enchantment Awaits
Enchantment Awaits

The Cotswolds region is home to many charming villages and towns, churches, historic landmarks, outdoor activities, in a beautiful part of England. After visiting the region many times, we created the website dedicated to helping others plan their own trips to the Cotswolds.

If you want to discover charming, quaint, and bustling towns near Carterton, then Burford, Bibury (famous for Arlington Row – Britain’s most photographed street), Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold (awesome town square) and Chipping Norton.

Check our guides on Cheltenham, Cirencester and others on the main page.


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