Woodstock

Woodstock is a fine Georgian town located in the Oxfordshire Cotswold 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 including Countryfile Live.

In the centre of Woodstock is the Oxfordshire Museum which details the county’s history. For those interested in military history, the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum gives an Oxfordshire perspective on the sombre history of the liberation of Bergen – Belson Concentration Camp, the role of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, and the plight of Prisoners of War.

Woodstock has a good choice of independent shop, galleries and a great selection of places to eat and drink. The Macdonald Bear Hotel not only provides great accommodation to visitors in Woodstock but also boasts of some delicious menus to sample.

Be sure to check out Blenheim Palace’s year-round events calendar, Woodstock’s Literary Festival and Christmas Lights.

If you like walking and would like to explore the area, here is a lovely walk and route map around Woodstock and Blenheim Palace.

Where is Woodstock?

How to get to Woodstock

  • 7: Oxford to Blenheim Palace and Woodstock via Oxford Parkway

    The 7 service connects Oxford to Blenheim Palace and Woodstock via Summertown, Oxford Parkway and Kidlington. Buses depart every 30 minutes.

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  • Park & Ride 500: Oxford Rail Station to Woodstock

    park&ride500 is an express service connecting Oxford Rail Station, City Centre, Summertown, Oxford Parkway, Blenheim Palace and Woodstock with minimal stops on its route.

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  • S3: Oxford to Chipping Norton via Blenheim Palace

    The S3 service links Oxford to Chipping Norton, via Summertown, Yarnton, Begbroke, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Old Woodstock, Over Kiddington and Enstone. Buses depart every 20 minutes.

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June 2021

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Giovanni Bononcini: ‘Handel’s London Rival’ Queen’s Choir & Academy of Ancient Music.

SJE Arts, Iffley Rd, Oxford., St John the Evangelist Church, Iffley Rd, Cowley
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 1EH United Kingdom

Rowan Pierce soprano Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano Guy Cutting tenor Giles Underwood bass   Owen Rees director Saturday June 19th, 7pm - 8.15pm (no interval) SJE Arts, Iffley Rd, Oxford. Tickets £30/£20/£15/£5   www.queenschoir.com/tickets   PROGRAMME: When Saul was king over us Ave maris stella Laudate pueri Te Deum in D   As a previous audience member of concerts and recitals given by Queen’s Choir, we’re delighted to announce that ticket sales are now open for our Trinity term concert of choral music by Giovanni Bononcini…

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June 23 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 26, 2021

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until June 30, 2021

Combe Mill `Open Days` wed 19th/26th May 2021

Oxfordshire United Kingdom
£4.00 – £5.00

Combe Mill,  `OPEN DAYs` Wednesdays  19th& 26th May 2021 Blenheim Palace Sawmills,  Long Hanborough,   Oxfordshire.   OX29 8ET OPEN DAYS `NOT IN STEAM` Wednesdays 19th & 26th May 2021 Self-conducted tours with Volunteers for more information about Combe Mill. 19th Century Watermill with Steam Beam Engine, Restored Waterwheel, Dual Blacksmiths Forge, Collection of Towers Clocks and much more.. Powered by steam and water Combe Mill in its day was the workshop for Blenheim Palace Estate. Tea Room closed. You are welcome…

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June 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Art & Action: Benjamin Zephaniah in Conversation

Virtual Oxfordshire United Kingdom

In his autobiography, The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah (2018), award-winning poet, lyricist, musician, and activist Benjamin Zephaniah speaks out candidly about the writer’s responsibility to step outside the medium of literature and engage in political activism: “You can’t just be a poet or writer and say your activism is simply writing about these things; you have to do something as well, especially if your public profile can be put to good use.”   In this conversation, Zephaniah will…

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