Wantage is a small market town in Oxfordshire. Set at the foot of the Berkshire Downs, it is in the Vale of White Horse, where visitors can see the iconic English landmark up close. The local area is famous for its horse racing and this historic corner of Britain is filled with buildings from the 17th and 18th century. Book a bed and breakfast in Wantage and discover its quaint charms.
With its narrow cobbled streets and historic buildings, Wantage is a wonderful place to while away a morning or afternoon just strolling around and taking it all in. The weekly market still runs every Wednesday and Saturday and a statue of King Alfred, who was born here, takes pride of place in the market square. For any history and literary enthusiasts seeking an Oxfordshire bed and breakfast Wantage is a great base. Local attractions include the Vale and Downland museum, which offers an insight into local culture and heritage, and also has a lovely cafe and garden, where you can enjoy a beverage on a sunny day.
Further afield, you can visit the Tom Brown School Museum, which featured in the renowned novel by Thomas Hughes, who lived in the local area. The museum offers fascinating displays of local history and heritage and looks out over the White Horse. Visitors can also drive into Oxford for a day trip, where they can explore museums such as the Pitts Rivers Museum, or stop en-route for a wander around the Buscott and Coleshill Estates. Spend a day exploringUffington Castle, an Iron Age Hill Fort where you can bring a picnic along and enjoy walks or even fly a kite.
For family-friendly fun close to your B&B in Wantage, head to Farmer Gow's. The kids will love the opportunity to get up close and personal with some friendly farm animals and experience a true taste of rural life. Walkers can enjoy easy access to the Ridgeway National Trail from their Wantage b and b, providing ample opportunities to get out in the Oxfordshire countrysie. You should also visit the Lord Wantage monument, a memorial to one of the founders of the British Red Cross which offers spectacular views of the Vale.
Of course, you can't leave your Wantage guest house without a visit to White Horse Hill. For a peaceful rural retreat from the comfort of a traditional English B&B Wantage is ideal. Whether you're after cheap or luxury accommodation, you're sure to find something to suit.