I've been to Oxford numerous times and always enjoy the drive there, through gorgeous English countryside. So having to venture past Oxford was a definite plus - more adventures! I drove through and past so many quirkily named towns and roads, picturesque scenery and plenty of animals too. Faringdon itself looks like a great place, lovely buildings and small streets. A great place to visit for a day out - nice drive there, walk around, stop for tea and cake or a spot of lunch and then tell all of your friends about it by sending a card from 'Morning Mr Magpie'.
If this is near you and you get a chance to visit, leave me a comment and let me know! I'd love to hear what you thought of the place too.