Didcot viewed from Wittenham Clumps
Didcot town centre, including the modern art installation, 'The Swirl'
|Area||8.48 km2 (3.27 sq mi)|
|Population||25,140 (2011 census)|
|• Density||2,965/km2 (7,680/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||Unitit Kinrick|
|EU Pairlament||Sooth East Ingland|
|Wabsteid||Didcot Town Council|
Didcot (// or //) is a railway town and civil parish in the ceremonial county of Oxfordshire and the historic county of Berkshire. Didcot is 15 miles (24 km) south of Oxford, 10 miles (16 km) east of Wantage and 15 miles (24 km) north west of Reading. The town is noted for its railwey heritage, having been a station on Brunel's Great Western main line from London Paddington station, opening in 1844. The railwey station at Didcot is cried Didcot Parkway.
Today the town is known for its railwey museum and pouer stations, and is the gateway town to the Science Vale: three large science and technology centres in the surrounding villages of Milton (Milton Park), Culham (Culham Science Centre) and Harwell (Harwell Science and Innovation Campus which includes the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory).
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- "Didcot (Oxfordshire, South East United Kingdom)". City Population. Retrieved 10 October 2014.