to find us
is easily accessible from the M40 Junction 7 and 8. The nearest
train station is at Haddenham and Thame Parkway. There is
a regular bus service to Oxford, Aylesbury and High Wycombe
town is 14 miles east of Oxford, 10 miles south-west of Aylesbury
and 47 miles from London. To the west of Thame the A418 joins
with the M40 motorway linking London to Birmingham.
In the north eastern direction the A418 from Leighton Buzzard
links with the M1 motorway at Aspley Guise and intersects
with the A5 trunk road to the north.
To the west of Thame the A418 joins the A40 trunk road. There
are also roads from Thame to Princes Risborough A4129, Chinnor
B4445 and Bicester B4011.
you are looking for something to do while visiting Thame,
click here for places to visit and
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Thame's Famous One Day Agricultural Show is held every July
Thame is ideally situated to discover the beauty and tranquillity
of the Thames and Chiltern area. To the South of Thame are
the Chiltern Hills and The Ridgeway Path, with many public
walkways where outstanding views of the surrounding area can
be enjoyed. Explore the delightful gardens at Waterperry with
its house, formal and informal gardens and tea rooms just
to thc north of Thame. The Oxfordshire way and cycleway meander
through the countryside to the west of Thame and to the east
is the larger market town of Aylesbury.
Thame itself is a bustliug market town with a large boat shaped-
market place. There is a twice weekly cattle market and a
very popular street market every Tuesday.
In Thame there are many historic sites including the original
interior wall of the Greyhound Inn where John Hampden died
of his wounds that he received at the battle of Chalgrove
Field. The spectacular 13th Century Church of St Mary's dominates
the skyline and is open to the public most days. Just a short
stroll from the church is the Bandstand which came from the
Wembley exhibition in 1924-25. The Birdcage Inn was built
in the 15th Century and has housed prisoners awaiting trial.
Bandstand which came from the Wembley exhibition in 1924-25
(Courtesey of www.scottishironwork.org
In Thame today you can sample the delicacies at Newitt's award
winning Butcher's, Pick up a bargain at the Tuesday market,
Shop in the specialist shops, See a performance at the Thame
Players Theatre or the Thame Leisure Centre, Take a walk on
one of three Thame circular walks, Have a picnic at the Cuttlebrook
Nature Reserve, Or just call into one of many tea rooms, public
houses or restaurants, relax have a meal and plan a visits
to one of the many other attraction in the area.
Bekonscot Model Village
Chinnor & Princes
and Museums of Oxford
Chiltern Open Air Museum
events in Thame include:
Thame Show - No Show in 2012 - Next Show in summer 2013. Dates
Thame Street Fair - 3rd Thursday in Sept, plus Friday &
Saturday, as well as a one day fair (the old 'horse fair'
) in October - date TBA
- Saturday 29 September 2012
Art in Action at Waterperry Gardens (July)
Towersey Festival (August Bank Holiday)
Thame Arts & Literary Festival - 12th to 14th October
on of Christmas lights -
Always 1st Friday in December
Thame Festival & Carnival - June 2013
Town Trail 1................... LINK to Thame
Walking & Cycling Map
Historic Town Trail 2
For tourist information, call
in at Thame.Net's office (Jordans courtyard, 8 Upper High
Street) or visit the One Stop Shop
in the town hall for Historic Town Trail leaflet and more!
. If you require more information please call 07792487030
(Thame.Net) or 01844 212833 (Thame Town Council)
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