Local Area


By SPP Reporter


Bicester Garrison, Bicester
Bicester Garrison, Bicester

Bicester is a busy market town set in the open countryside of North Oxfordshire. The town has a population of approx 26,000. These numbers continue to grow as more houses are built and new businesses are encouraged to set up in the industrial estates on the edge of the town.

Bicester itself sits roughly in the centre of a circle formed by Oxford, Banbury, Buckingham and Aylesbury – each of these places being some 15 miles from the Garrison. For those wanting to explore the area around Bicester there is no shortage of things to do and places to see. In the following pages we have listed just some of the very many attractions of the district. Our lists are by no means exhaustive and we are sure you will discover many things that will please you – whatever your particular interests might be, if in doubt please contact Emma at the HIVE on ext 01869 256158.

Should you be wanting to travel further afield, you will find that Bicester is well placed as a location from which to strike out in any direction. This is particularly so if you intend travelling by car, as the town is within reasonable distance of the main trunk routes and motorways.

Farmers Market

Bicester Farmers Market was established in December 1999. It is held in Sheep Street on the second Thursday of each month from 0830-1400 hrs. Meats, vegetables, honey, biscuits, bread, cakes, eggs, beer and wine and other wares can be regularly found at the market.

Bicester Village

Bicester Village is one of a collection of nine Chic Outlet Shopping ® Villages, operated by Value Retail. Home to some 900 outlet boutiques the worlds leading fashion and lifestyle brands, the collection offers an unrivalled luxury shopping experience for discerning shoppers.

Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 1000-1900 hrs
Thurs 1000-2000 hrs
Saturday 0900-1900 hrs
Sunday 1000-1900 hrs



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