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Thame

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Thame (pronounced like tame) is a town in Oxfordshire.

Understand[edit]

The Birdcage
Phoenix Trail

Thame is a small town lying on the River Thame. 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.

Get in[edit]

By road[edit]

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

By train[edit]

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[edit]

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

By bicycle[edit]

On foot[edit]

Get around[edit]

Map of Thame (England)
The Phoenix Trail enters Thame

The town is small enough to see on foot.

See[edit]

Buttermarket
St Mary Church

Do[edit]

  • 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 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

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • 1 Prezzo (Italian Restaurant & Take-away), 12a Butter Market, Thame OX9 3EW, +44 1844 218542. Su-Th 11:30AM-10:30PM; F Sa 11:30AM-11PM. Wi-Fi
  • 2 Dewani Shah's (Indian Restaurant & Take-away), 8 Swan Walk, Thame OX9 3HN (Behind Swan Hotel), +44 1844 260066. M W Th 5PM-10:30PM; F Sa 5PM-11PM.
  • 3 House of Spice (Indian Restaurant), 7 Upper High St, Thame OX9 3ER, +44 1844 216689.
  • 4 Harvest Moon (Chinese Restaurant), 1 Pump Lane, Thame OX9 3BT, +44 1844 215272, . Tu-Th noon-2PM, 5:45PM-10:30PM; F Sa noon-2PM, 5:45PM-11:15PM; Su 12:30PM-9PM.

Drink[edit]

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

Sleep[edit]

Connect[edit]

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

Go next[edit]

Routes through Thame
BirminghamOxford  NW UK-Motorway-M40.svg SE  High WycombeLondon



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