Located in stunning grounds and gardens including a private stretch of the River Windrush, the…
The Heritage Centre is a small private collection situated on the outskirts of the village in one room of a busy picture-framing workshop. Owner Graham Kew has devoted a lot of time and energy keeping the history of Minster Lovell alive. Ask him to sing you the ballad of the ‘Mistletoe Bough’, or ask to see the Minster Lovell Jewel.
Facilities – at a glance
Assist dogs allowed
- Parking nearby
- Opening Times: Open Tue–Fri 9–5, Sat 9–1
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About the area
Located at the heart of England, Oxfordshire enjoys a rich heritage and surprisingly varied scenery. Its landscape encompasses open chalk downland and glorious beechwoods, picturesque rivers and attractive villages set in peaceful farmland. The countryside in the northwest of Oxfordshire seems isolated by comparison, more redolent of the north of England, with its broad views, undulating landscape and dry-stone walls. The sleepy backwaters of Abingdon, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington and Witney reveal how Oxfordshire’s old towns evolved over the centuries, while Oxford’s imposing streets reflect the beauty and elegance of ‘that sweet city with her dreaming spires.’ Fans of the fictional sleuth Inspector Morse will recognise many Oxford landmarks described in the books and used in the television series.
The county demonstrates how the strong influence of humans has shaped this part of England over the centuries. The Romans built villas in the pretty river valleys that thread their way through Oxfordshire, the Saxons constructed royal palaces here, and the Normans left an impressive legacy of castles and churches. The philanthropic wool merchants made their mark too, and many of their fine buildings serve as a long-lasting testimony to what they did for the good of the local community.
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