Links with the past are very strong too and Wantage is a great place to visit to enjoy this historic part of England; it is the town in which King Alfred the Great was born. We also have literary connections in Sir John Betjeman and Thomas Hardy.
The neighbouring village of Grove is a thriving community - take a look at the Grove Parish Council website. On our doorstep is the Ridgeway and several pretty Oxfordshire villages; great places for a walk in the countryside – followed by a pub lunch!
Would your business like to take a first step into Wantage town centre at the Flashop pop up shop? Wantage’s successful Flashop pop-up shop has a new home, and businesses who’d like to make use of the space are being asked to put in an expression of interest. Wantage’s town team have reached agreement in principle with the landlords of the former Nonoy’s Oriental Store unit in the Arbery … continue reading
Paintings of Wantage and Grove landmarks by some of the district’s youngest artists have gone on display, as part of a new public art and performance initiative. Ten paintings by children aged two to four have gone up in the wall-mounted display boxes of Wantage’s Victoria Cross Gallery. The project is part of a new initiative by Wantage’s town team, who are looking to encourage opportunities … continue reading
Wantage is a perfect centre from which to explore the beautiful countryside of the Berkshire Downs – particularly The Ridgeway. You can stay overnight in Wantage or one of the villages, or at The Court Hill Centre, located on the Ridgeway itself. Walking As well as the great outdoors, there are … continue reading
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