Woodstock is a picturesque Georgian town located in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds and has a distinct Royal heritage, containing many attractive period buildings: the 18th century Town Hall; the Church of St Mary Magdalene with its Norman doorway, early English windows and a musical clock, which plays tunes hourly.

It’s a great place from which to explore the county, as it’s only eight miles north west of Oxford, with regular bus services linking Woodstock and the city and train stations at Long Hanborough and Oxford Parkway.

Woodstock’s main visitor attraction is the World Heritage site Blenheim Palace – the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and currently home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. Blenheim Palace is open all year round boasts a magnificent palace, Capability Brown landscaped gardens, and a year-round programme of events.


Home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill,, Blenheim Palace is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture that boasts over 300 years of history to discover.
The grounds of Blenheim Palace are breath-taking at the best of times, but at Christmas they are transformed into a sparkling trail of lights. With a chance to explore the installations among the trees (and reflecting in the lake), Blenheim is also host to a bustling market, with street food stalls offering delicious (and warming!) seasonal fare.
The Walled Garden at Blenheim Palace is a great family activity worthy of a day visit in its own right. Don't forget that once you have visited the Palace that you can convert your ticket into an Annual Pass.

Situated in the pretty St Martin's Church in Bladon, the final resting place of Sir Winston Churchill is a special place to visit and reflect. Churchill was born on 30 November 1874 at his family's ancestral home, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

Museums and Galleries

The Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum is a Military Museum related to the connection between the Military of Oxfordshire and the County in which they are based, hence their strap line of "Conflict and County".
Fascinating local museum and cafe with ten or so themed galleries focused around Woodstock, The Romans in Oxfordshire, Dinosaurs and Victorians. Permanent dinosaur park outside with a 'real' dinosaur which children love.

Bike Hire

Powerful e-bikes flatten the Cotswold hills so you can enjoy getting up close and personal with some of Britain’s finest scenery and most iconic locations on quiet back roads

Local grocers, butchers and supermarkets

Local independent butcher selling high quality locally sourced product.
The Woodstock Grocer is an independent fruit and veg shop. You can pre-order fruit and vegetable boxes to collect or be delivered in the Woodstock area. Excellent value and a pleasure to shop here.

Conveniently located and stocked with all the things you may need on your visit in the Cotswolds.

Micro Brewery or other Brewery

Sitting in its beautiful, mellow Cotswold Hills landscape, Hook Norton is a proudly independent and passionate family business that takes the very best of its handcrafted brewing heritage and combines it with a thoroughly modern approach, to create a range of real ales for today’s drinkers to enjoy.

The Donnington Brewery is a small brewery in Gloucestershire, England, near the village of Donnington, near Stow-on-the-Wold.

In 1865, Thomas Arkell started brewing at this location. Claude Arkell, a descendent, ran the brewery until his death in 2007, when it passed to Claude's cousins, Peter and James from Arkell's Brewery.

Eat and Drink

Hotel, bar and restaurant in central Woodstock. Great place for lunch, dinner or a glass of wine. Stripped wooden floors, a log burning stove and marble top bars - a great place to relax whilst soaking up the atmosphere.

The Feathers is a wonderful 17th century town house hotel in Woodstock, situated right next door to the iconic Blenheim Palace. Step off the street in this pretty Cotswold market town and into a welcoming hotel with great food and stylish furnishings.

Set in an utterly charming 18th-century building, this country hotel is less than a mile from the Blenheim Palace estate, and a 4-minute walk from The Oxfordshire Museum. The Crown has a wonderful restaurant with exposed brickwork and a fireplace, as well as a patio & a bar.

Visit the hampers deli to get the best take away lunches, sandwiches and snacks, as well as a picnic hampers for Blenheim park, food and wine.

Traditional village-style pub and British restaurant with low roofs and a courtyard garden. Great for lunch or dinner or just drop in for a coffee. Outside tables where you can sit and watch Woodstock life pass by. 

This Italian restaurant in Woodstock is a complete delight with host Lucio and his team always offering a warm welcome.
A traditional brasserie with gas fired lanterns and a menu inspired by Italian bistro classics like ravioli, cannelloni and risotto.
Local Woodstock pub and restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Children friendly and pleasant front and rear outside sitting areas. 

Long standing restaurant and guest house just a few minutes walk to Blenheim Palace. Simple but wide ranging menu and a lovely place to eat whilst looking out over the historic Woodstock market place.

Coffee shop serving excellent coffee and cakes.
Traditional British style Chinese Take away and restaurant in Woodstock

If you love ice cream you will absolutely love this place. Best hot chocolate in Woodstock and 5 star reviews on Google. The ice cream is delicious and the staff are friendly.

The Black Prince is a 16th century pub situated opposite the grounds of Blenheim Palace and on the bank of the river Glyme. It boasts a delightful riverside beer garden and real ales.
Community owned local pub serving food
The Killingworth Castle is an old inn located on a quiet road B, once the main highway from London to Worcester. The bar faces the fields on the edge of the Honey Stone Wootton village, exuding the tranquility of the countryside.

Estate or Letting Agent

Well established independent Woodstock estate agent with great local knowledge.

Breckon & Breckon are a leading Oxfordshire estate agents with many local branches. The Woodstock office team are vey knowledgeable about the local market for sales and lettings.

Health, Services and other

For your medicines, prescriptions and other supplies.

The local post office in Woodstock. Also stocks magazines, sweets, and a selection of snacks. They also do a great take away curry on one or two nights a week - definitely worth trying.

The local Doctors Surgery
Well stocked library in the centre of Woodstock.


Literally everyone who loves books loves this place. Bijou, individually selected works of high quality on offer from the owner, Rachel, and her team.

Find a real gem in this great bookshop in Woodstock. There is a huge range of titles and genres, including an excellent children's section. All at great prices as you would expect from a charity bookshop.

Newspaper shop and great for all those little extras you need in Woodstock.