Wantage is at the foot of the Berkshire Downs escarpment in the Vale of the White Horse, amidst prime horse racing country. There are gallops at Black Bushes and nearby villages with racing stables include Letcombe Bassett, East Hendred, Lockinge and Uffington.


Useful information

  • Wantage.com
    Wantage in Oxfordshire is a lovely small market town in the Vale of White Horse, and has a good range of shops and services, including plenty of places to eat and drink. Links with the past are very strong too and Wantage is a great place to visit to enjoy this historic part of England.
  • Wikipedia entry
    Wantage is a market town and civil parish in the Vale of White Horse, England, about 8 miles (13 km) southwest of Abingdon and a similar distance west of Didcot. Wantage was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire.
  • The Shoulder of Mutton
    A traditional characterful pub, with two separate bars, a snug and a roaring fire in the colder months.
  • The King Alfred's Head
    The King Alfred's Head is an old Coaching Inn, nestled at the West end of the Market Place of Wantage. It serves good Bistro style food and well kept Real Ales including Black Sheep and Old Peculier.
  • Dolphin Gallery
    Dolphin Art is a unique art gallery, art materials stockist and picture framers in the delightful market place of Wantage, Oxfordshire.
  • WhereCanWeGo.com
    Events Around Wantage.
  • Wantage CTC
    Wantage local cycling club.