North Hinksey is nested between the busy A34 Oxford bypass and the Hinksey Stream.
Some of the houses in the old part of the village has thatched roofs giving it that old fashioned village look and feel.
It is written that the village has had several names since its original settlement in the Saxon period, at one time access to and from west Oxford could be by ferry by way of Ferry Hinksey Road. The ferry ceased to run back in 1928.
The church, Church of St. Lawrence dates back to at least the 12th century so there is a possibility that it could date back even further!
If your looking for a great dining experience The Fishes in North Hinksey is definitely the place to go, the Victorian building set in acres of woodland is said to be a hidden gem, fine dining and a drink menu are said to be second to non and with the conservatory you get a beautiful view of the Oxford countryside while you dine.
Hinksey has a popular outdoor pool and is suitable for all ages, if the sun is shining then head on down and splash around in a heated pool with plenty of space for all.
If your looking for things to do near North Hinksey then we have compiled a little list to wet your appetite.
Partyman World – and indoor and soft play area suitable for children aged 0-12
Oxford Castle unlocked, the name speaks for its self but its suitability is for ages 4 and above.
A must on the list is the Oxford Spy Mission Treasure Trail, a great outdoor attraction suitable for children aged 4 and above.
A visit round Oxfordshire wouldn’t be complete if you didn’t visit Blenheim Palace, a spectacular historical building set in acres of beautiful landscape. Suitable for children aged 9 and above.
Not too far away based in Banbury is Waterfowl Sanctury and children’s farm – the title speaks for its topic but this outdoor adventure is sure to keep your children aged 5+ an aw with the beautiful birds and farm animals there.
Heading back in to Oxford there is the Pitt Rivers Museum, all we can say is just go visit, its indoor so great for any season and suitable for all ages too.
There are plenty more places to visit in and near North Hinksey, a quick web search will give you a wealth of choice for a day out.
Getting there from North Hinksey couldn’t be simpler when booking with Royal Cars.
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