Chipping Norton is commonly known as a bustling market town. This vibrant yet unpretentious popular Cotswolds town is just a few miles from the incredible £2,500,000 house up for grabs in the Omaze Million Pound House Draw. Enter by 29th May 2021 and you’ll have the chance to win this stunning Cotswolds forever home. Who knows! You could be pottering around the beautiful Chipping Norton in no time.
Top Five Fun Facts about Chipping Norton
The town of Chipping Norton:
- Is the highest town in Oxfordshire
- Was once the site of a Norman castle
- Derives its name from ceapen, an old English word meaning market
- Was once a major wool-trading town in the 15th century
- Is fondly known as 'Chippy' to the locals
Top Five Attractions in Chipping Norton
Chipping Norton used to have an industrial base in wool and tweed production. Just outside the town stands Bliss Tweed Mill. The Mill closed in 1980 but has now been converted to luxury apartments.
The Town Hall
The Town Hall has dominated the heart of Chipping Norton for over 100 years. The Main Hall and the beautiful rooms on the lower floor are still available for receptions and meetings.
Chipping Norton Museum is an independent museum run by the Local History Society. Open from Easter until end of October on Monday to Saturday & Bank Holiday Mondays 2pm to 4pm.
The Asprin Man
Edward Stone, a vicar from Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, discovered the active ingredient in aspirin while living in the town. His house is adorned with a blue plaque.
The buzzing town theatre provides an eclectic programme of live theatre, music, dance and comedy.
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