The Kingfisher is conveniently located on The Thames Footpath at the head of Wharf
Road in Shillingford South Oxfordshire and only a short walk from The River Thames.
The village is surrounded by open countryside which offer some great walks, particularly
the one to Wittenham Clumps. Warborough our sister village, offers a 17th Century
Church St Laurence , village shop, many period houses and also a large public green
with cricket pitch and pavilion. There is also The Six Bells Public House ( aka The
Black Swan ) which has been featured in the TV programmes Two Fat Ladies & Midsomer
Murders. Of interest is that South Oxfordshire District Council is currently working
on a Midsomer Murders Tourist Trail...those familiar with the show will recognise
parts of Wallingford. Another short walk away is Dorchester Abbey this is where
The English Music Festival is held, you can explore The Dyke Hills near the river
at Days Lock. Above this area is the Wittenham Nature Reserve, a large woodland
area, if your brave enough to climb the clumps there are panoramic views towards
Oxford and The Berkshire Downs. Our closest Town is Wallingford approximately 3
miles away, its market place hosts many events. There are several banks, pharmacies
and a supermarket, as well as antiques shops namely Summers Davis and The Lamb Acade.
Also of interest is the local market, held every Friday, and The Farmers held on
the third Tuesday of the month. For those interested in local history Wallingford
has ruins of a Castle built on the orders of William the Conqueror in 1067, the Castle
gardens are open to the public and well worth a visit. The town also has a small
museum located next to the public library opposite the Bullcroft.
If you intend to explore Oxford then it is only a short drive away or if you wish
to use public transport there is a regular bus service into the city centre. For
those having a special treat the internationally famous Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons
is only a short distance away, approximately 7.5 miles.
You can find us on the A4074 road which is between Oxford and Reading, we are approximately
10 miles from the M40 at Watlington ( J6 ).
Access by bus service ( 105 / 106 ) direct to Shillingford from Oxford operating
daily throughout the day/night. Our nearest large train station is Didcot Parkway
which is approx 7 miles, there is a Taxi rank outside the station, though Oxford
Train Station is also accessible via the bus service listed above, the pick up point
is H5 on St Aldates. We have listed some links to local attractions within easy
reach of us here.