Woodstock Arms

Woodstock Arms Sign

Woodstock

Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace Garden, Woodstock

You cannot visit Oxfordshire or The Cotswolds without visiting the quintessential town of Woodstock, or of course The Woodstock Arms.

Parking is found mainly along the main streets that make up the town centre. However this can be quite a busy place. The main town car park is signposted as you come in to town and can be found just behind the town library.

Woodstock is a thriving town just to the north of Oxford which grew up as a coach stop on the road north, then around the Royal Hunting Lodge which became the site of the magnificent Blenheim Palace, home of the Dukes of Marlborough since the early 1700s.
At the centre of Woodstock is 'Market Place' where the Town Hall is to be found. Park Street goes towards the 'Town Gate' one of the entrances to Blenheim Palace. On the way you pass the Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene, which has been at the spiritual and geographical heart of Woodstock for a thousand years. With the Town Hall at the apex a triangle is formed with High Street on one side, Market Street on the other and Oxford Street at the base, each side is about 150 metres/yards long, so for a visitor staying in one of several good hotels or B & B's, it is an easy, level walk taking in what Woodstock has to offer, be it shopping for antiques, artworks or just getting a few things to make up a picnic.
Woodstock is a busy town with a thriving local business community as well as local residents going about their daily activities. Post Office, banks, supermarket, newsagent amongst other amenities are all to be found in the same area, with people always willing to assist visitors with honesty and a smile. Woodstock is a safe place to be, walking around at any time of day or night will allow you to enjoy the experience of being in a typical old English town.

Visiting Blenheim Palace

If you are visiting Blenheim Palace leave enough time to stroll in to Woodstock to sample the delights of the town. There you will find The Woodstock Arms perfectly placed on Market Street to welcome you.

Blenheim Palace is one of the true treasure houses of Britain. Set in the magnificent rolling parkland sculptured by Capability Brown. This truly magnificent example of one of England’s finest stately homes was conceived in 1705 by Sir John Vanbrugh and finished in 1722 and is a masterpiece of English Baroque architecture.

Home to the 11th Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace is also famed as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Born in 1874 the rooms where Churchill was born are open to the public and along with the stunning Churchill exhibition hold a fascinating insight into the life of this country’s most illustrious leaders.

Churchill’s final resting place can be found in the neighbouring village of Bladon.


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