With the beautiful Cotswolds a mere stone’s throw away, many people choose their holidays in Bampton so as to be close to all of this abundant natural beauty. There is no denying the fact that this pretty village really is one of the most sought-after parts of the county of Oxfordshire, therefore, why not reserve a charming cottage in the area for a week or two to really explore the vicinity and feel as though you are living the life for yourself for a while.
You are able to participate in a number of different activities whilst enjoying your self catering cottage in Bampton. You will be surrounded by some of the most attractive countryside in the whole of England and may well wish to take several hiking tours and nature walks around the area. You can even explore the county on horse back; or how about a half day cycling? Other popular activities in the area include swimming, canoeing, golf, tennis, badminton, jogging, abseiling and bird watching.
There are a number of interesting destinations to visit on your holidays in Bampton and the village is conveniently located in a part of England that places you smack, bang in the middle of things. The city of Oxford is a very short drive away and is definitely well worth a full day’s visit. Of course, the city is probably the most famous university centre in the whole world and you will not help but notice how much of the city centre is devoted to this learning institution. The skyline is dominated by numerous sleepy spires and the River Thames cuts its way through the town and offers you the chance to enjoy a very leisurely punting ride. In the opposite direction from your cottage in Bampton, you will reach the gorgeous Cotswold Hills and this is a part of the country that must include a visit or two on your part.
For your holidays in Bampton you can expect to experience some of the best weather in the entire United Kingdom. In fact, often some of the highest temperatures in the country can be recorded close to this area. The average during July and August is around 21 degrees Celsius. During the Winter months, this is more likely to be a chillier 8 degrees. This is far from being the wettest part of the country; being inland, it is slightly protected here - the average rainfall is around 26 inches per year.
If you are looking to fly from other parts of the UK to your self catering cottage in Bampton, the nearest airports will be Bristol (BRS) and Birmingham (BHX). These airports handle domestic services through airlines such as Air Southwest, Ryanair, easyJet and Flybe. You may also choose to drive to Bampton and the good news is that the village lies conveniently close to the M4, M40 and M5 motorways.