A warm welcome to the unique and flourishing market town of Thame, which we would like to introduce and share with you.


Thame is blessed with an attractive, vibrant town centre ideal for family friendly shopping, containing a wealth of independent gift, clothes and homeware shops and over 600 free car parking spaces. Sample the delicacies of our quality butchers, bakers, delicatessens and Farmers' market, pick up a bargain at the bustling Tuesday market, or browse around some of our award winning specialist shops, all of which give our town its unique and special

Visitors to Thame can take a stroll through the attractive boat-shaped High Street, with it's strong history and charming atmosphere. The town has a wide variety of listed buildings of historical and architectural interest, with timber framed houses and thatched cottages jostling alongside Georgian and Victorian facades, all of which can be explored further by following any of our three historic town trails.

Just a few minutes walk from the High Street is Cuttle Brook, Thame's own nature reserve, offering 27 acres of open river-meadow views for rambling, picnics and bird-watching. Walkers, cyclists, wheelchair users and horse riders can also enjoy the Phoenix Trail, a popular five mile traffic-free path from Thame to Princes Risborough, which forms part of the expanding Sustrans cycle network. To the west of Thame there is also the Oxfordshire Way and Cycleway which meander through the surrounding breathtaking countryside.

Thame is ideally situated to discover the beauty and tranquillity of the Thames and Chiltern areas as well as the colleges and museums of Oxford. The town is also surrounded by many beautiful rural Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire villages, each with its own character and a delight to visit. Why not go for a stroll and visit one of the numerous village pubs and restaurants or explore the wealth of historic houses and gardens nearby.

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