What to see and do in and around Woodstock

Woodstock is situated about 8 miles to the north of Oxford and 60 miles north west of London.
 

Woodstock began as a stop off for those travelling north by coach before expanding around the Royal Hunting Lodge which became the site of Blenheim Palace, home of the Dukes of Marlborough since the early 1700s.

It has plenty to offer including numerous artwork and antique shops, a museum, places of historic interest, a farmers market (1st Saturday of each month) as well as hosting a number of local events throughout the year. Download a Woodstock walking trail and map and make sure you check out our offers to get the most from your stay.

 

Places of interest in and near to Woodstock include:

Blenheim Palace

 

Within walking distance from our accommodation is Blenheim Palace. Home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a true masterpiece of 18th Century Baroque architecture. Discover the beauty of this World Heritage Site amongst over 2000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown parkland and Formal Gardens.   TIP: Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance (and either posted or collected) from the Oxford Visitor Information Centre

Blenheim Palace

 

Within walking distance from our accommodation is Blenheim Palace. Home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a true masterpiece of 18th Century Baroque architecture. Discover the beauty of this World Heritage Site amongst over 2000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown parkland and Formal Gardens.   TIP: Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance (and either posted or collected) from the Oxford Visitor Information Centre

The Historic City of Oxford

 

Oxford, the ‘city of dreaming spires’ is steeped in a rich and fascinating history. Famous for its prestigious Oxford University, the city is home to its 38 colleges whereby many notable scholars have emerged.  TIP: There will be more colleges open to visitors in the afternoons.

The Radcliffe Camera, Bodleian Library and Bridge of Sighs make up just a few of the famous picturesque buildings of Oxford. Its charming scenery has been the inspiration for many, including Lewis Carroll and J.R.R Tolkien. There are also many recognisable scenes from popular films such as Harry Potter and TV series like Inspector Morse.   TIP: For help and information visit the Oxford Visitor Information Centre on Broad Street, Oxford.  Whilst in Broad street visit our sister business "The Oxford Buttery", where breakfast is served each morning and light meals and refreshments are available throughout the day. their outside seating allows you to enjoy the surrounding architecture of Broad Street from the only pedestrianised part of the road.  Right next door to the Oxford Campus Buttery is The Oxford Campus Stores, who are official stockists of University of Oxford Sweatshirts, T-Shirts and Merchandise. Also offering a wide range of gifts and souvenirs.

Bicester Village Shopping Outlet

 

For the shopoholics amongst you plan a visit to Bicester Village and enjoy designer outlet shopping with up to 60% off.  Discover a relaxed shopping haven in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, where spacious boutiques showcase the world's leading fashion and lifestyle brands.   TIP: Address for Sat Nav is: Bicester Village, 50 Pingle Drive, Bicester, Oxfordshire
OX26 6WD England.  There is a large free car park.

The grave of Sir Winston Churchill

 

The final resting place of Sir Winston Churchill is in the simple churchyard of St. Martin’s Church in Bladon, close to Blenheim Estate.

Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace in 1874.  He loved Blenheim which is not surprising since many believe that Blenheim Palace is the most extravagant house in Britain.  He visited frequently during his lifetime.

Explore the Cotswolds and the predominantly rural landscape which contains golden stone-built villages, historical towns and stately homes and gardens. Visit the market towns of Chipping Norton, Deddington, Moreton in the Marsh, Burford, Bourton on the Water and Great Tew.

For more information and ideas visit the official tourism websites for the area: Oxfordshire Cotswolds and Experience Oxfordshire

Contact Us

The Blenheim Buttery, 7 Market Place, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1SY United Kingdom

Tel: Accommodation Reservations +44 (0)1865 811950
Tel: The Eatery +44 (0)1993 813660
Email: info@theblenheimbuttery.co.uk

 

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