Half an hour's drive east of Longworth is world-famous Oxford. Its cultural and academic reputation reaches round the world, but it is also an excellent local centre for shopping, entertainment and eating out: Westgate Oxford and Bicester Village have a wide range of designer stores; the city boasts many top class restaurants and hotels, and caters for all cultural tastes, from the majestic Sheldonian Theatre to the Oxford Playhouse.
Longworth village lies between the Thames Valley and the Vale of White Horse, with sweeping views down towards the River Thames and Harrowdown Hill. Its charming stone houses include the award-winning Blue Boar pub which serves traditional pub food and local beers. There are lovely opportunities to walk along the Thames and the Ridgeway path and to explore the quiet villages dotted throughout the Vale of White Horse. Longworth is midway between the market towns of Wantage, Abingdon-on-Thames, Witney and Faringdon.
Oxfordshire has a large number of independent schools for the whole age range, including the world-famous Dragon School, Magdalen College School, St Edwards and Oxford High School. Schools near Longworth include St Helens & St Katherines, Chandlings, Abingdon Preparatory School, Abingdon School and Cokethorpe School; these all operate a shared bus scheme which picks up and drops off locally. Longworth primary school is rated Outstanding by OFSTED; the village is in the catchment of Larkmead School in Abingdon on Thames (rated Good), which has a sixth form.