About Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Woodstock is a charming, historic, small country town closely linked with Blenheim Palace - world heritage site and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Blenheim Palace is open daily from March until October, and the spectacular Capability Brown designed grounds are open all year round.
Within Woodstock there are numerous interesting shops, including a large selection of antique shops and a variety of restaurants including French, Italian, Chinese and Indian, plus many charming old English pubs.
There are many buildings of historical interest within Woodstock, including Fletcher's House, which is now the location of the Oxfordshire Museum. The Townhouse itself is a listed historical building, and is situated in the centre, just behind the Town Hall.
Woodstock is nearly the most central town in England, making it a great base from which to visit the towns and attractions of the South of England. Bladon (where Winston Churchill is buried) is just 1 mile away, and the 'dreaming spires' of the city of Oxford just 8 miles.
With excellent transport links, many more destinations are within easy reach, including:
- Oxford (15 minutes)
- Bicester Village - discount designer shopping outlet (20 minutes)
- Stratford-Upon-Avon (45 minutes)
- Warwick Castle (45 minutes)
- Bath (1 hour, 10 minutes)
- London Heathrow Airport (1 hour, 10 minutes)
The beautiful Cotswolds are also right on the doorstep.
From the south - follow the M40 north and take Junction 8, following the A40 towards Oxford and then the A44 to Woodstock and Blenheim Palace. 200 yards after the main entrance to Blenheim Palace, turn left into High Street and the centre of Woodstock.
From the north - follow the M40 south and take Junction 11 (Banbury), following the A4260 through Adderbury and Deddington. 3½ miles after the traffic lights at the junction of the B4030 take the turning on the right signed to Woodstock (2 miles). At the junction in the centre of Woodstock, High Street is directly opposite.