South Hinksey is at the edge of the city of Oxford, one of the highest seats of learning in the world. The Name Hinksey is Anglo-Saxon, dating from the 13th century. It probably derives from “Hengestesieg” meaning Hengist’s Island or Stallion’s Island. Steeped in history with many museums like the Pitts River and the Natural History Museum. South Hinksey also features some charming period cottages, a good local pub and a lovely church. Buses run from the village into the city too for excellent day trips.