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‘Charming, historic Dorchester-on-Thames’

Dorchester-on-Thames is a charming riverside village with roots dating back to the Iron Age. It was here that, in 635, St Birinus baptised the Saxon King Cynegils, an event that led to the advent of Christianity and put Dorchester-on-Thames on the map. The Augustinian monastery that was built in 1140 is still in use for worship and a range of social events.

This picturesque village sits at the confluence of the rivers Thame and Thames amidst beautiful landscapes of two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Sinodun Hills, which overlook the village and provide marvellous walks and cycle rides that will take lovers of the great outdoors far and wide.

Dorchester-on-Thames is the perfect base for exploring some of England’s finest countryside, delightful villages, state homes and seats of learning. Whether you come for a day visit or spend longer enjoying the local food and warm welcome from the pubs, hotels and B&Bs here, Dorchester-on-Thames is truly a worthwhile visitor destination.



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