The town of Witney is located in the west of the county of Oxfordshire, England. This is only 12 miles away from the county city of Oxford. Your holidays in Witney will no doubt reveal how this town has been known to exist for over one thousand years: in fact, it is even mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086. Self catering apartments and all other types of accommodation work out to be a very good idea when staying in this part of the country and it is always easier to get out and about to explore Oxfordshire more if you take your own transport on holiday with you.
If you decide that you want to make the most of your self catering accommodation in Witney and simply put your feet up, that will not be any problem at all. However, for when you decide that you want to partake in a little more in the way of activity, there are plenty of things to do within the local area to keep you and the members of your travelling party completely entertained. The most popular activities include swimming, gym facilities, tennis, badminton, bowls, golf, horse riding, cycling and there are opportunities to explore the local area by way of nature walks and full hiking tours.
You cannot come to this part of Oxfordshire without taking a trip to the nearby county city of Oxford. The ‘City of Spires’, as it has been affectionately named for many centuries now, is probably ranked as the world’s most famous centre for academic learning. In fact, you will not help but notice how much of the city centre is devoted to University institutions. A little farther afield, you will reach the city of Bath and this settlement is even older than Oxford. Why not take in the fabulous and diverse architecture of this world-famous city and visit the Roman Spa Baths where the warm thermal waters are said to have healing properties. One word of caution, though, as these waters really are a very acquired taste!
If you plan to take your holidays during the main Summer months, you can expect the temperature to be relatively warm and for it to be generally drier than in the Winter and Autumn. The average temperature during July and August is around the 21 degrees Celsius mark. It can also be a good time to take your holidays in Witney during the months of May, June and September. During Winter the temperature is more likely to be around 8 degrees Celsius. Average rainfall is around 25 inches in this part of Oxfordshire.
The best way to head for your self catering accommodation in Witney is to rely upon the great road network that runs close to the town. The M4, M40 and M5 motorways are very close by and this will connect you with the rest of the country very efficiently. If airlines seem a better choice for you, both Bristol Airport (BRS) and Birmingham (BHX) are close to the town of Witney.