A historical market town situated in the Cherwell District in the northern part of Oxfordshire. The town’s extensive history dates back to over a thousand years ago and a significant number buildings are places of historic interest. The town is twinned with Les Essarts in France.
Bicester’s medieval church, St Edburg’s is the earliest remaining building in Bicester and by taking a stroll around the Market Square, you will be discovering the historical town trail.
The town is a frequent escape for motorsport fans, only a mile or so from the centre is the fascinating Bicester Heritage. The site is an old RAF barracks that is now home to classic British cars such as Rileys, Morrises and Austins are often given some TLC from engineers, mechanics and dealers. There are oftenopen days cater to thousands of motoring enthusiasts.
Bicester Airfield, formerly RAF Bicester, is an airfield on the outskirts of Bicester the RAF left in 2004. The Ministry of Defence still owns part of the site, which is used for army training. In June 2004 the RAF Gliding and Soaring Association moved to RAF Halton. The airfield is one of the finest examples of an unmodified pre-war RAF station still almost completely in existence with many listed buildings. The brick 1934 “Fort” type 1959/34 control tower survives, as do the two C-type and two A-type aircraft hangars.
Bicester is part of the North Oxfordshire countryside with distinctive honey coloured stone building villages and picturesque scenery, making it ideal for walking, cycling or exploring by car. Ideal base for exploring Banbury, Oxford, The Cotswolds, Stratford Upon Avon, Milton Keynes, Warwick and Leamington Spa – all within an hour’s drive.