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Thame (pronounced like tame) is a small town lying on the River Thame in Oxfordshire.


The Birdcage
Phoenix Trail
Habitation at the site dated back to Anglo-Saxon times and there have been finds of jewellery & pottery.

In 1940 a couple walking their dog inadvertently discovered "the Thame Hoard" (they were looking for a stone to throw for their dog). Maybe not the largest "Hoard" found in the UK, it comprised of five medieval gold rings and ten silver groats (c.1351 – c.1457) and can be seen today in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

Visitor information


Get in


By road


Good link to the M40 motorway, 6 miles on A418 to the W and A418 to Aylesbury 10 miles E.

By train


1 Haddenham & Thame Parkway, Thame Rd, Haddenham HP17 8EP (2 miles NE of Thame). A good railway service through Chiltern Railways. Haddenham and Thame Parkway (Q2848978) on Wikidata Haddenham & Thame Parkway railway station on Wikipedia

By bus


Thame is served by the 280 & X8 buses which runs along the A418 from Aylesbury to Oxford.

By bicycle


On foot


Get around

Map of Thame (England)
The Phoenix Trail enters Thame

The town is small enough to see on foot.


St Mary Church


  • Rugby Union: Chinnor RFC play in National League One, the third tier. Their home ground is on Kingsey Rd east edge of Thame.
  • 1 Thame Farmers Market (Weekly Livestock Market), North St, Thame OX9 3FP, +44 1844 217437, . F gates open 7AM, auctions start 10:30AM. Whilst targeted at local farmers and visitors will be unlikely to be wanting to purchase livestock, it can be interesting to watch a rural agricultural livestock auction.
  • Thame Carnival. Annual, early summer. Parade and all sorts of fun competitions, etc.
  • 2 Tiggywinkles (Wildlife Hospital/Rescue Visitors Centre), Aston Rd Haddenham HP17 8AF (3½ miles E of Thame), +44 1844 292292, . Easter Weekend-end of Sept: daily 10AM-4PM; Oct-Easter: M-F 10AM-4PM. Adult £5.10; children £3.20; under 4 and over 65 - free.
  • 3 Wizz Kids (Children's Indoor Activity Centre), 2-6 Jefferson Way, Thame OX9 3SZ, +44 1844 217555, . M-F 9:30AM-6PM; Sa Su 10AM-6PM.
  • 4 [dead link] Midsomer Murders Walking Tours, leave from Thame Museum, 79 High St, Thame OX9 3AE. On set days, W tours leave 11AM, Sa tours leave 2:30PM. The town was used extensively for location filming for the UK TV detective series Midsomer Murders. Many Thame landmarks feature in the series.
  • 5 Phoenix Trail (Cycle Path). Between Thame & Princes Risborough, 5 miles (8 km). Being on a dismantled railway, not too many hills! Phoenix Trail (Q7187012) on Wikidata Phoenix Trail on Wikipedia







Thame has a large number of pubs for a small town.




  • 1 Post Office, 3 High St, Thame OX9 2BU. M-Sa 6AM-6:30PM; Su 7AM-4PM.

Go next

Routes through Thame
BirminghamOxford  NW  SE  High WycombeLondon

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