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Benson Town Information

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A pleasure boat enters Benson Lock, River Thames - Photo © Phil Champion
A pleasure boat enters Benson Lock, River Thames
Photo: Phil Champion CCL

This large, attractive village lies just 10 miles from Oxford at the foot of the beautiful Chiltern Hills. An important settlement existed here at least as early as the Saxon period, probably due to its proximity to the River Thames. During the Second World War, nearby RAF Benson was the base of the RAF’S Photographic Reconnaissance Unit.