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.
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
Local grocers, butchers and supermarkets
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.
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.
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.
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.
Estate or Letting Agent
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
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.
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.