Bicester is a historic market town and civil parish in the Cherwell district in the northern part of Oxfordshire. Just 11 miles from Oxford and 51 from London and Birmingham, there are several points of interest in the town, including Bicester Heritage, an old RAF base that began in 1918, a vicarage from 1500, a 17th-century dovecote and the Market Square. Nowadays Bicester is mainly associated with the luxury designer outlet, Bicester Village. Situated in the town centre, the shopping village has over 160 designer boutiques.
The Bicester Local Historical Society organises a series of historical walks around the town to explore Bicester’s history. Bicester offers a good variety of independent cafes and restaurants to choose from in the town centre as well as the shopping village. There are direct trains from London Marylebone and Oxford to Bicester Village station. From Birmingham, there is a direct train to Bicester North.
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