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It is by no means the largest Oxfordshire town, nor the most famous, but Thame can certainly match many others for the sheer volume of history behind it. Site for a 12th century Abbey, later to become the grand Thame Park house, the town is awash with such historic remnants and extant structures which tell of the most notable periods in English history. For residents and visitors it also helps that the town is well connected, via the Aylesbury to Oxford road, the M40 and the Chiltern Railway. Thame hotels, many of which display all the historic appeal of the town itself, provide the perfect means to stay a while and appreciate all the things to do and see.

The most significant historic buildings in the town include Thame Park, which incorporated parts of the original Abbey in its construction including the 16th century Abbot's house, the interiors of which are decorated in an Italian renaissance style, the earliest such examples in England. The parish church of Mary the Virgin dates from the 13th century, with later additions. Ecclesiastical buildings aside, the town also has 16th century almshouses and an adjacent grammar school in Church Lane. The main cultural event in the town is without doubt the Oxfordshire County and Thame Show, a one day agricultural show, the largest of its kind in Britain.

What the town also has is plenty of pubs, some of which are the traditional inns which have long served weary travellers with good food and lodgings. They are as much a part of the community today as ever and represent a great way to imbibe some of the local flavour whilst enjoying some first class comforts and hospitality. Other Thame hotels are no less historic but rather more grand, and there are modern equivalents with the emphasis on meeting the needs of business travellers.