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Holidays in Didcot

Didcot is known for its wonderful Railway Centre museum

Bluebell wood in the Cotswolds

The largest town in South Oxfordshire, Didcot has a unique selection of things to do to keep even the youngest of visitors entertained! As well as an informative and fun Railway Centre, you could take strolls around picturesque lakes and parks, art exhibitions, dance classes and a savvy shopping centre. Plus it’s also only a 15-minute drive to the centre of Oxford.

Visitors quite rightly associate Didcot with all things train-like. The Didcot Railway Centre has one of the largest and most diverse collections of locomotives in the country.

From the birth of the steam age to the future, there are examples of trains and carriages, interactive displays, and exhibitions to satisfy even the most hardened of train enthusiasts.

Didcot has a modern shopping centre and a selection of eateries to choose from. The skyline has improved since some of the cooling towers at Didcot Power Station were demolished. Seen up to 30 miles away, Didcot Power Station certainly has a high profile in the region.

The town has a new arts centre and theatre that offer a bold selection of live music, theatre, dance, and stand-up comedy events on a regular basis

Surrounded by gorgeous country, Didcot is close to the southern border of Oxfordshire, so it’s within driving distance of the Berkshire Downs, the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, and Salisbury Plain.

Didcot Railway

The Uffington Chalk Horse on the Berkshire Downs is a worthy day out for fans of Bronze Age art and ancient earthworks; the top of White Horse Hill offers commanding views to the north.

Grab some lunch in nearby Wantage for a complete day out and maybe journey on to Faringdon Folly and its lovely woodlands.

Newbury is a pleasant town for a modern shopping experience and evening entertainment. There are lots of pubs, a cinema, a theatre and nightclubs.

"No trip to Didcot can be complete without a visit to its Railway Centre…"

Just outside the town is the ruins of the medieval fort Donnington Castle, which is a great place to relax and have a picnic on the lawns that surround it.

Fancy a day at the races? Well Newbury Racecourse is only a short journey away and is a great place to have a flutter and have some fun track side. The venue hosts the Hennessy Gold Cup which is one of the best jump races outside of the Cheltenham Festival.

We have some lovely cottages in and around Didcot. Why not take a look at our collection of holiday cottages to feel inspired?

While you’re there

Didcot Railway Centre

Visit one of England’s best collections of locomotives and carriages.

Newbury Racecourse

Why not have a flutter on race day at Newbury Racecourse?

Donnington Castle

The ruins of this 14th century castle are great place to stroll and relax in the sun.

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