The arboretum is set within the village of Thenford, Northamptonshire despite having an Oxfordshire postcode. We recommend you arrive with plenty of time in order to make the most out of your visit.
The postcode for sat nav is OX17 2BX, which will take you into the village. There
will be signs directing you to the car park or coach park. Because of a low
overhang on the main drive gates, coaches will need to park in the farmyard,
which is the turning left just after the main gates. Someone will be there to
From the south, west and north, leave the M40 at Banbury Junction (Junction
11). Follow the A422 Brackley/Buckingham Road. At the next roundabout take
3rd exit staying on the A422 (sign-posted Farthinghoe, Brackley).
After about 1 ½ miles take the first turning on your left, which is signposted to
Take the first turning on your right (The New Inn pub will be on your left),
signposted Thenford. Follow this road for about 1.5 miles and then turn right at
the small crossroads into Thenford Village.
Coming from the east, follow the A422 from Brackley. Drive through
Farthinghoe. After about 1 ½ miles you will see a turning on the right to
Thenford – please ignore this road as it is single track. Carry on for about
another mile and take the next turning on the right signposted Middleton
Cheney. Then follow the directions as above in italics.
There is no public transport to the village but the nearest rail station is Banbury,
which is approximately a 10 minute drive to the arboretum.
We recommend Castle Cars in Banbury, they are based at Banbury train station Tel: 01295 270 011