About the Vale
Lying between the Ridgeway and the River Thames, the Vale of White Horse ¿ whose name comes from the oldest chalk figure in Britain dating back to around 1000 BC - stretches from the edge of Oxford to the edge of the Cotswolds.
The District has three historic market towns - Abingdon, Faringdon and Wantage - and also covers Botley, located on the edge of Oxford, as well as the large village of Grove, near Wantage. There are many picturesque villages set in the beautiful Vale countryside.
Only 60 miles from London and with good access links to the Midlands and the Southwest via the M4, A34 and M40, the Vale is home to many cutting edge businesses and has a thriving economy with a highly skilled workforce.
Last reviewed: 12 - 12 - 2012