Duns Tew is an attractive little village of a mixture of thatched and stone roofed cottages built mainly with a mixture of the local stones.
The unusual name of the village is believed to have
been derived from the Anglo-Saxon name 'Dunn'. 'Tew' is thought to mean 'ridge' and this part of the name is shared by two other nearby villages, namely Great and Little Tew.
The parish church is the Church of St. Mary Magdalene which has an Early English Gothic lancet window in the chancel. In the late 13th or early in the 14th century and again in the fifteenth century the church was extended, and since then parts of the church have been rebuilt, including the tower.
Parts of the manor house date from the 17th century but the main part of the present house is 18th century, although a wing was added in the 19th century. The house has a 17th century dovecote.
Duns Tew is about 7 and a half miles south of Banbury, just off the A4260 Oxford to Banbury road.