©

Wantage trip planner

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

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Wantage

Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Oxfordshire  /  Wantage
(3.8/5 based on 70 reviews for 3 attractions)
Things to do: museums, nightlife
Wantage is a market town and civil parish in the Vale of the White Horse, Oxfordshire, England. The town is on Letcombe Brook, about 8mi south-west of Abingdon, a similar distance west of Didcot and 14mi south-west of Oxford.Historically part of Berkshire, it is notable as the birthplace of King Alfred the Great in 849.HistoryWantage was a small Roman settlement but the origin of the toponym is somewhat uncertain. It is generally thought to be from an Old English phrase meaning "decreasing river". King Alfred the Great was born at the royal palace there in the 9th century Wantage appears in the Domesday Book of 1086. Its value was £61 and it was in the king's ownership until Richard I passed it to the Earl of Albemarle in 1190. Weekly trading rights were first granted to the town by Henry III in 1246 Markets are now held twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays Royalist troops were stationed in Wantage during the English Civil War.
Plan your trip to Wantage and other United Kingdom (UK) destinations using our handy United Kingdom (UK) trip builder.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Wantage

  • 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.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Wantage:
Museums, sightseeing, historic sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, wildlife areas, historic sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Breweries, historic sites, outdoors
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, nightlife, outdoors
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Museums, nightlife, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Oxfordshire

22 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in United Kingdom & Paris BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Oxford BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United Kingdom, Galway & Dublin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Oxford BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND April, teens, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News