Thame is a market town 13 miles from Oxford. Receiving its name from the River Thame that flows down the side of the quant town. Like many historic towns in Oxfordshire, they originate from the Anglo Saxon era. Over the years, Thame has evolved into its own unique character. This includes Georgian, Victorian and medieval architecture. Along with beautiful meadows, the iconic high street, town hall, shops and eateries.
One of the many popular strolls is the Phoenix walk, a 7 mile escapade from Thame to Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire. This extensive walk also includes stopping off in the beautiful villages of Towersey and Bledlow. The Phoenix walk presents beautiful views of the Chiltern Hills and the Art trail of 30 magnificent sculptures.
Although, before embarking on the Phoenix walk, stop for lunch at the extravagant Six Bells pub. Relax by the cosy log fire or sit in the beautiful pub garden. The Six Bells provides modern British pub food and range of cask ales, craft beers and lagers. However, if you’re seeking a more diverse cuisine, Prezzo is ideal. Its elegantly modern aesthetic makes it perfect for large and small groups alike. Along with delicious Italian food, stone baked pizza and an outstanding selection of wine.
The Thame museum is a much admired treasure within the community. Conveniently located on the high street, the Museum contains incredibly interesting and intriguing artefacts dating back to the Tudor era. Temporary exhibitions are also held all year round. After browsing the history of the town, stop for freshly baked scones and tea at Treacles Tea Room. An elegant café within a rustic ambience.
Even enjoy a fantastic evening at the Thame Theatre. Where fantastically unique shows are performed all year round. Ranging from comedies, murder mysteries, classic tales such as Beauty and the Beast and much more. Thame also holds many events such as the Thame Arts and Literature Festival in October and the music festivals in May and July.
There is something to enjoy in Thame no matter the time of year.
Thame is famously known for its role in Midsomer Murders. Take a guided walking tour around the most recognised filming locations. Including a detailed Midsomer Murders leaflet and elements such as, the Causton Town Hall plaque. A lovely gift stop is also available in the information centre, to ensure your adventure is not forgotten.