Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace


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Tel code: 01993 | code search
Postcode: OX20 | code search
Population: 3050
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"Dear Sir/Madam Just a courtesy to let you know that I am a client of KBDR and find their service absolutely excellent.

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Marlborough Hotel
"The staff tried their best, but they are clearly under resourced, under provisioned and probably under paid. The room was clean enough but this is a hotel that provides only ..." More

Marlborough Hotel
"Hotel comfortable. Breakfast adequate, well cooked and presented.Staff were pleasant and helpful. However,room(5)really needed a good housekeeper to sort out little defects such as a check on light bulbs to ..." More

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"Blenheim Palace - You simply must go. The grounds are special throughut the year but in late spring a picnic by the lake and a brisk walk to the ..." More

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Latest reviews | Events in Woodstock | 10 Places to Stay

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, this small market town 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 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 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 China, stunning silks from the East, as well as stylish clothes from France. Whether you are searching for art, antiques, furniture, interior design ideas, or are planning a new kitchen or bathroom, these specialist businesses have a top quality range.
For the fashion-conscious there are a variety of shops offering designer clothes, jewellery, lingerie and accessories.
The town sells good quality food boasting its own butcher and delicatessen, with regular farmers' markets.
There are numerous cafes, pubs, brasseries, restaurants and hotels, each with their own intimate atmosphere. Woodstock is romantic, with ivy facades, oak beams and open fireplaces. Often chosen as the ideal wedding venue, it offers a welcome escape from the pressures of everyday life. In the town centre is the church, town hall, museum and even some old stocks! As a fully operational market town there are frequent craft and antique fairs.
Not to be missed are the delights of Blenheim Palace, the Duke of Marlborough's home, built in the 18th century. The palace has breathtaking architecture, there are beautiful walks around the lake, and a train ride through parkland to the Adventure Playground and Butterfly House is a treat for children.
With so much to offer, this jewel in the Cotswolds can be enjoyed time after time. Wherever you come from, you are sure to be enchanted by the magic of Woodstock.


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Places to Stay near Woodstock

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Hope House (0.07 miles)

Hope House

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Ancestral home to the Money family. Boutique accommodation is offered with a hearty locally sourced organic breakfast served in our Vanbrugh Restaurant. Three spacious (80sqm) suites and an enchanting 3 ... More

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Feathers Hotel (0.10 miles)

Feathers Hotel
The Feathers Hotel, situated in the centre of historic Woodstock, a few miles from the University city of Oxford, is a privately owned and run 17th century country town hotel. Originally seven separate houses, the ... More | visit website
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The Punch Bowl (0.11 miles)

The Punch Bowl
The ideal place to stay for an hour or overnight, this grade 2 listed building with its exposed beams and open fireplaces enjoys a unique atmosphere. Our accommodation facilites were completely refurbished in 2005 ... More | visit website
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The Punchbowl Inn (0.11 miles)

The Punchbowl Inn
The Punchbowl Inn dates from the eighteenth century and is situated only 8 miles from Oxford in the historic town of Woodstock. The ideal place to stay for an hour or overnight, this grade 2 listed ... More | visit website
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Town House (0.12 miles)

This listed historical building is situated in the charming town centre of Woodstock. It is just a few minutes’ walk from Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The Town House offers homemade breakfast made ... More | visit website
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The Blenheim Buttery (0.14 miles)

The Blenheim Buttery
The Blenheim Buttery, offers accommodation in the centre of historic Woodstock. A prime location from which you can explore all the wonders Woodstock, Blenheim Palace and the surrounding Cotswolds have to offer.
Comprising of 6 en-suite ... More | visit website
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Park House (1.43 miles)

Park House

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Park House Bed & Breakfast and Tea Room and is situated in the charming Oxfordshire village of Bladon right next to Woodstock. We are within easy walking distance of Blenheim ... More | visit website

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Duke of Marlborough (1.73 miles)

Duke of Marlborough

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Nestled just minutes from the hustle and bustle of the historic town of Woodstock, our hotel, close to Blenheim Palace, is a gem of Great British inns.

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Sturdy's Castle Inn (1.75 miles)


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Located on the A4260 Oxford to Banbury Road, Sturdy's Castle is within easy reach of historic Woodstock and Blenheim Palace with the famous city of Oxford just 9 1/2 miles ... More

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Bell at Hampton (2.23 miles)

Bell at Hampton
A delightful mix of the old and new greets customers who can relax in the panelled Bar. The Bell’s large south facing Terrace is a very popular meeting place to eat and drink on a ... More | visit website

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