240
trips planned in the last hour
8.9
out of 10
Trustscore rating
©

Long Wittenham trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Oxfordshire  /  Abingdon  /  Long Wittenham

Long Wittenham

4.7
Long Wittenham is a village and small civil parish about 3mi north of Didcot, and southeast of Abingdon. It was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it from Berkshire to Oxfordshire, and from the former Wallingford Rural District to the new district of South Oxfordshire.GeographyThe village is the start of the inside a loop in the River Thames, on slightly higher ground than the flood plain around it. About to the east, across the river, is the Roman town of Dorcic – now Dorchester-on-Thames. To the south-east are neighbouring Little Wittenham which has a much smaller population but much larger area and within which parish is Wittenham Clumps, also called the Sinodun Hills.HistoryThe village is supposedly named after a Saxon chieftain, named Wikki, but there is evidence of earlier settlement. Bronze Age double-ditch enclosures and middle Bronze Age pottery were identified in the 1960s, and early Bronze Age items, such as an axe and spearhead, have been found in the Thames. Later settlement evidence is more extensive: Iron Age and Roman presence is indicated by trackways, various buildings (enclosures, farms and villas), burials (cremation and inhumation), and pottery and coins. There is also evidence of possible Frankish settlement: a 5th-century grave that contained high-status Frankish objects. This early habitation was first revealed in the 1890s, in the first ever use of cropmarks to discern archaeological remains.
Long Wittenham is in Abingdon. Our United Kingdom sightseeing planner allows you to schedule your trip to Long Wittenham, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Save Saved

Plan your trip to Long Wittenham

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Long Wittenham

4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Side trips from Long Wittenham

4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h
1.0
Duration: 2​h

Where to stay in Long Wittenham

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Abingdon

1 day in Oxfordshire BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Oxfordshire BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Abingdon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, outdoors, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Abingdon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Oxfordshire BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Abingdon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Oxfordshire BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Oxfordshire & Broadway BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Oxfordshire BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Oxfordshire BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Oxfordshire BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans