Within the town there are many historic sites including the original interior wall of the Greyhound Inn where the English Civil War hero, John Hampden died of his wounds, received at the battle of Chalgrove Field. Thame Museum is located located at: 79 High Street, Thame, OX9 3AE. There are regular exhibitions and the exhibits include oral history tapes made with local people.
The spectacular 13th Century Church of St Mary's dominates the skyline and is open to the public most days. Just a short stroll from the church is the Bandstand which came from Wembley exhibition in 1921. The Birdcage Inn, in the Cornmarket, was built in the 15th Century and once housed French prisoners from the Napolionic wars awaiting trial.
In Thame today you can sample the delicacies from our high quality butchers, bakers and delicatessens, pick up a bargain at the Tuesday market, browse around some of the award winning specialist shops, see a performance at the Thame Players' Theatre or the Thame Leisure Centre, take a walk on one of three Thame circular walks, have a picnic at the Cuttle Brook Nature Reserve, or just call into one of many tea rooms, public houses or restaurants, relax, have a meal and plan a visit to one of the many other attractions in the area.
The annual Oxfordshire and Thame Show,
the biggest one-day agricultural show, is now held in July.
Thame is easily accessible from the M40 Junction 7 and 8. The nearest train station is at Haddenham and Thame Parkway (on the Marlebone to Birmingham route). There is a regular bus service to Oxford, Aylesbury and High Wycombe (route 280 Arriva Bus Company).
To the South of Thame are the Chiltern Hills and The Ridgeway Path, with many public walkways where outstanding views of the surrounding area can be enjoyed. Explore the delightful gardens at Waterperry with its house, formal and informal gardens and tea rooms just to the north of Thame. The Oxfordshire Way and Cycleway meander through the countryside to the west of Thame and to the east is the larger market town of Aylesbury.
The picturesque Phoenix Trail, a shared-use path for cyclists, walkers and horse riders, runs along the old railway route between Thame and Princes Risborough. It is flat and surfaced and ideal for wheelchairs and pushchairs and there is seating every 500 metres. The Phoenix Trail has something to suit everyone, whether it's a quick and traffic-free cycle ride or a tranquil amble with a dog on a summer's evening. Sit on the sculptures to admire the magificent views of the near by Chiltern hills and observe Red Kites, the impressive birds of prey that thrive in the area. Whatever the weather or season, the Phoenix Trail gives you the chance to get out into the fresh air all year round.