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The Blowing Stone

The Blowing Stone of Kingston Lisle

2 Blowing Stone Cottages, Kingston Lisle, Wantage

The Blowing Stone is a large sarsen stone covered with holes that makes an eerie booming sound when blown into.

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Dragon Hill

Uffington White Horse and Dragon Hill

White Horse Hill, Uffington, Oxfordshire

Many myths and legends surround the bronze age hill carving on White Horse Hill, which for centuries was the site of a local fair.

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Banbury Cross and Horse Fair

A Statue to Dagon at Banbury?

Banbury Cross, A361, Banbury

In July 1600 the High Cross at Banbury was pulled down by Puritans, who considered the images thereon a form a pagan idolatry.

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The Hoar Stone, Enstone

The Hoar Stone at Enstone

B4022, Enstone

This Neolithic monument stands at the intersection of two lay lines. The largest stone is believed to walk to the pub on Midsummer's eve for a drink.

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Hawk Stone at Dean

The Hawk Stone at Dean

Dean, near Spelsbury

It is believed that the cleft at the top of this standing stone was made by the chains of the witches who were chained to the stone to be burned.

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Wilcote House, Wilcote

A Wilcote Haunting

Wilcote, North Leigh, West Oxfordshire

The ghosts of the wicked Lord and Lady Wilcote are said to haunt the church and surrounding lanes around Wilcote.

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Devil's Quoits

The Devil's Quoits

Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire

The Neolithic henge and stone circle at Stanton Harcourt is said to be the result of a wager between the Devil and a beggar.

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A wild boar

Christmas Traditions at Queen's College

Queen's College, High Street, Oxford

A near miss with a wild boar inspired an unusual culinary tradition at Queen's College, Oxford

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