Woodstock in Oxfordshire - Home of Blenheim Palace

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Woodstock

While you may not have heard of Woodstock, you will probably have heard of Blenheim Palace and Winston Churchill.
Woodstock  

Woodstock is where you will find Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and nearby Bladon is where you can find his grave.

Woodstock means "settlement in the woods".

Many people will visit Blenheim Palace without actually venturing into Woodstock itself, which is a shame as Woodstock has a charming centre with many shops, pubs and restaurants.

     
Known as the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’ and founded in 1163, Woodstock epitomises the charm and beauty of many Cotswold towns, but with its own unique character.

Full of history, the small market town of Woodstock has a cosy, friendly atmosphere. The traders are passionate about their businesses and are delighted to spend time with their customers. Woodstock is quietly sophisticated, providing a superior shopping, dining and ‘staying over’ experience; a wide selection of exclusive goods and services offer real value. This is one of the country’s ‘best kept secrets’.

 
     
The three principal streets are set out in a triangle with free parking. Everything is in easy walking distance, allowing you to browse, stroll and sample stress-free.

As well as locally produced goods, Woodstock is full of individually sourced, unusual and exotic finds from around the world. You can discover international art, antiques from home and abroad, stunning silks from the East, as well as stylish clothes from France. If you are looking for art, furniture, interior design ideas, or are planning a new kitchen or bathroom, there are specialist, top quality businesses here to help you.
Source : Wake Up To Woodstock

Woodstock Accommodation

Full Woodstock hotel, Woodstock bed and breakfast and Woodstock self catering holiday accommodation can be found on the Woodstock accommodation page

Cotswolds towns and villages

Bibury   Home to the famous and picturesque Arlington Row
Bourton on the Water   Bourton on the Water is sometimes known as "The Venice of the Cotswolds"
Broadway   One of the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds, and probably England
Burford   Burford is a beautiful town on the river Windrush
Chipping Campden   An historic town with impressive buildings such as one of the finest wool churches
Chipping Norton   The highest town in Oxfordshire and sometimes known as "The Gateway To The Cotswolds"
Cirencester   One of the oldest and most beautiful market towns in the country
Fairford   Gloucestershire town, probably most famous for being the home of RAF Fairford
Lechlade   Lechlade is a small market town on the southern borders of the Cotswolds
Moreton in Marsh   Moreton-in-Marsh is in the heart of the Cotswolds, located at the head of the beautiful Evenlode valley
Nailsworth   Situated about 4 miles from Stroud, Nailsworth is a charming town with winding streets and a plentiful supply of nooks and crannies to explore
Northleach   A charming, under-developed Cotswold village
South Cerney   One of the largest villages in the Cotswolds
Stow-on-the-Wold   Stands along the old Roman Fosse Way on a 700 foot high hill
Stroud   The oldest market town in Gloucestershire
Tetbury   A centre for antique shops and home to The Market House built in 1655
Westonbirt   Home to the world famous Westonbirt Arboretum
Witney   Famous for Witney blankets
Woodstock   Home to Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill

 
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