Didcot Area Guide

News at Church Robinson | 05/01/2023

If you are looking for the perfect balance between town and country life, and with great transport links, Didcot is a great location!

Set in the much sought-after county of Oxfordshire, it has excellent road links to the A34, M4 and M40, and fast rail links to get you from A to B in no time – including London Paddington in approx. 45 minutes.

With farmland and beautiful villages in the surrounding area, you really do get the best of both worlds. There are many local places to explore for walks and a fix of charming cottages in the popular villages of Dorchester, Milton and Harwell.


Didcot offers a wide range of amenities close to hand:

Medical – Three health centres serve the local community for GP appointments, alongside a small hospital that deals with non-injury services such as physiotherapy and rehabilitation. The nearest main hospital serving the area is the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Education – From nursery age to sixth form students, there is a wide range of schools on offer for families in Didcot. With 7 primary schools to check out alone, families are spoilt for choice here for good education.

Shopping –
The Orchard Centre shopping complex in the town has a variety of shops, cafés, bars, and restaurants to enjoy.

From Aldi to the M&S Foodhall, the town is also served by a variety of supermarkets to suit any preference and budget.

Leisure – The town offers a broad range of leisure and sporting facilities for all ages, including sports clubs, three leisure centres, parks and gardens and a nature reserve.

Arts & Culture Didcot is home to a multiplex cinema and Cornerstone, a purpose-built arts, culture, and entertainment venue.


If you’re looking for an area that boasts plenty of places to visit on a weekend, Didcot is the right place to live. A couple of local attractions you can enjoy include:

Didcot Railway Centre

Roughly halfway between Oxford and Reading, the town itself became an important junction after the arrival and expansion of the Great British Railway in the 19th century.

Located by the train station you can visit the Didcot Railway Centre, a museum showcasing 200 years of railway heritage, and a preservation engineering site. The site also has a working steam locomotive and railway line offering short rides to museum visitors.

National Trust

From Iron Age woodlands to 18th century mansions, the Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Berkshire region has a rich history waiting to be explored.

Here are some National Trust highlights you can’t miss in the area around Didcot:

  • Basildon Park
  • White Horse Hill
  • Ashdown
  • Badbury
  • Greys Court

About Church Robinson

Church Robinson is an award-winning estate agents based in Didcot, with over 25 years’ experience in the area. Our team provide impartial, honest advice and guidance to all our clients, with the aim to sell/let properties or find clients their new home in an area that ticks all the boxes.

Contact the team today to make the first step to finding your new home in Didcot, and for advice and guidance on the local area.