Guide to Wantage
Wantage is a market town in Oxfordshire, in the Vale of White Horse. The roots of the settlement can be traced all the way back to Roman times, providing the town with a rich history. It was the birthplace of Alfred the Great – who went on to rule the Kingdom of Wessex for 28 years – and was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.
With a population of less than 10,000, Wantage is a peaceful town but still benefits from a wide range of amenities, including a large supermarket and a selection of boutique shops and cafés.
The surrounding land is prime horse racing country, and there are many stables nearby. There is also an abundance of open land, ideal for country walks and other outdoor pursuits.
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Despite its rural setting, the town is well connected, with major roads leading to larger settlements such as Didcot, Reading, Hungerford, Oxford City and the M4 motorway. Retaining its traditional feel, another possible mode of transport is the Wilts & Berks Canal, which passes through Wantage.
Significant development work has been undertaken in recent years, including the construction of a new health centre, but the town retains its traditional charm and community spirit. Indeed, in 2014 it was given the title of Best Town Centre in the government-run Great British High Street Award, with the judges praising its range of events and efforts to fill vacant retail lots.
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