• From Halloween to Hogwarts

    The “Trick or Treat” season is almost upon us and you may have or be about to create a big orange pumpkin with enormous empty eye sockets and an...
  • Coffin Museum

    First published September 2015 Four Shires Magazine Set well back from the busy A4095 Bicester to Witney road that runs through the village of Bladon is the church of...
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US

    We at the Four Shires Magazine have something to celebrate today. WE ARE 20! Some things just get better with age… Back in October 1997, the very first issue...
  • Fairytale Farm

    Fairytale Farm, near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, was the UK’s fastest-growing farm attraction in 2016, according to official figures just released by Visit England. Visit England’s ‘Annual Survey of...
  • Young Dancers Set for a Magical Christmas

    The Royal Spa Centre have been getting in to the festive spirit already by holding open auditions for their Junior Chorus for their spectacular family pantomime Sleeping Beauty. More...
  • Banbury Literary Live

    Community event, Banbury Literary Live returns for its fifth outing at North Oxfordshire Academy on Sunday 15th October. With the emphasis very much on the word ‘live’, this event...
  • Filming in the Four Shires

    Four Shires countryside has played host to many a TV and film crew over the years. Films including Three men and a little Lady, The Libertine and Television series...
  • Foote of the sealed Knot

    These photographs were taken in 2015 when Colonel Hammond’s Regiment of Foote of the Sealed Knot camped at Thorpe Mandeville over the first weekend of August, providing a fascinating...