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Cotswold Wildlife Park rhinos

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

One of Oxfordshire’s top venues and one of the most beautiful wildlife attractions in the country. It is a superb mix of animals, landscaped parkland...

Bladon - St Martin's Church

St Martin's Church
Church Street
Bladon
Oxfordshire
OX20 1RS

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St Martin's Church in Bladon
The parish of Bladon covers Blenheim Palace and is therefore the burial place of many of the Spencer Churchills - only the Dukes and Duchesses are buried in the chapel at Blenheim Palace. The most famous grave is that of Sir Winston Churchill, who chose to be buried here. His wife Clementine was, after her own death 12 years later, buried beside him.

There is known to have been a church here since at least 1086 (recorded as Blade in The Domesday Book), though the present church is essentially late 19th century. The clock in the tower commemorates the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria.

Opening Times

. (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

What's Nearby

  1. An aerial view across the South Lawn towards Blenheim Palace with the Great Lake behind

    Blenheim Palace

    Set in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, Blenheim Palace is considered to be one of the finest baroque...

    0.91 miles away
  2. Oxford Bus Museum and Morris Motors Museum

    Oxford Bus Museum

    The Oxford Bus Museum tells the story of bus and coach travel around Oxfordshire over the last...

    0.96 miles away
  3. St Mary Magdalene Church in Woodstock, Oxfordshire

    Woodstock - St Mary Magdalene Church


    St Mary Magdalene Church was built in the reign of Henry I for the convenience of the court...

    1.22 miles away
  4. Dinosaur at The Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock

    The Oxfordshire Museum

    A large 18th century house in the historic town of Woodstock provides a home for the County's...

    1.26 miles away
  1. Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

    Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

    SOFO offers its visitors engaging and immersive experiences through a changing exhibitions...

    1.26 miles away
  2. Woodstock Outdoor Pool

    Woodstock Outdoor Pool

    Woodstock outdoor heated swimming pool is a magnificent facility and very popular during the summer...

    1.36 miles away
  3. St Peter & St Paul Church in Church Hanborough

    Church Hanborough - St Peter & St Paul Church

    The church's octagonal limestone spire is visible from all around. Dating back to 12C, the church...

    1.89 miles away
  4. Combe Mill

    Combe Mill

    A Grade II* listed building, Combe Mill is the original ‘power house’ of the old Blenheim Palace...

    2.02 miles away
  5. St Laurence Church Combe

    Combe - St Laurence's Church

    St Laurence has been a place of worship for more than 600 years - the nave was completed in 1395. ...

    2.28 miles away
  6. St Peter's Church in Cassington

    Cassington - St Peter's Church

    St Peter's is a fine Norman church with lovely woodwork and glass. It was built in the early years...

    2.64 miles away
  7. North Leigh Roman Villa

    North Leigh Roman Villa


    The remains of a large and well-built Roman courtyard villa facing south east over the Evenlode...

    3.27 miles away
  8. Bartholomew Sports Centre

    Bartholomew Sports Centre

    Facilities include: four court sports hall for indoor cricket, badminton, football, basketball,...

    3.55 miles away
  9. St Leonards Church Eynsham

    Eynsham - St Leonard's Church

    St Leonards dates from the 13th century but was heavily restored in Victorian times (by William...

    3.61 miles away
  10. St Marys Church North Leigh - photo courtesy of Oxfordshire Churches & Chapels

    North Leigh - St Mary's Church

    An architecturally fascinating church: the church is late Anglo-Saxon in origin with the bell tower...

    3.89 miles away
  11. St Peter's Church in Wilcote (photo courtesy of Oxfordshire Churches)

    Wilcote - St Peter's Church

    St Peter's Church in Wilcote is probably of 12th century origin but with a significant Victorian...

    4.84 miles away
  12. St James the Great Church in South Leigh

    South Leigh - St James the Great Church

    There has been a church here since Norman times, though most of the existing church is late 15th...

    4.96 miles away
  13. Ditchley Park

    Ditchley Park

    When not in use for conferences and other activities, the Mansion and grounds are open...

    5.38 miles away
  14. Holy Trinity Church, Finstock (photo courtesy of www.oxfordshirechurches.info)

    Finstock - Holy Trinity Church

    Holy Trinity was built in Gothic Revival style in 1841, though then it only consisted of the nave....

    5.67 miles away
  15. St Michael's Church Stanton Harcourt

    Stanton Harcourt - St Michael's Church

    St Michael’s church is cruciform in shape, Norman, Early English and Perpendicular in architecture....

    6.03 miles away
  16. St John The Evangelist Church in Hailey (photo courtesy www.oxfordshirechurches.info)

    Hailey - St John the Evangelist Church

    St John the Evangelist is Victorian, built in 1868/9 to replace an 18th century church close by....

    6.04 miles away
  17. The Gardens of Rousham House - © Harpur Gardens

    Rousham

    Rousham and its landscape garden should be a place of pilgrimage for students of the work of...

    6.12 miles away
  18. Cogges cottage garden and manor house

    Cogges

    Cogges Manor Farm is a beautifully preserved collection of Cotswold stone farm buildings set in its...

    6.25 miles away
  19. Rushy Common and Tar Lakes

    Rushy Common Nature Reserve


    Rushy Common and neighbouring Tar Lakes is a 30 hectare site with three lakes, left after gravel...

    6.26 miles away
  20. St Marys Church Cogges

    Cogges - St Mary's Church

    The church has an unusual tower, positioned in the north west corner of the church it is square at...

    6.3 miles away
  21. Charlbury Museum

    Charlbury Museum

    Charlbury Museum is an independent museum, run entirely by volunteers. Its five rooms are crammed...

    6.38 miles away
  22. Witney Historic Museum

    Witney Museum

    The large ground floor gallery houses a long term exhibition, showing the history of Witney and the...

    6.43 miles away
  23. St Mary the Virgin Church in Charlbury

    Charlbury - St Mary the Virgin Church

    Parts of the present building date from the 12th century, though a Saxon church may have existed...

    6.46 miles away
  24. Windrush Leisure Centre

    Windrush Leisure Centre

    With a full programme of swimming, a host of dry activities and a café with pool viewing area...

    6.47 miles away
  25. Oxfordshire Narrowboats offer day cruising from Lower Heyford

    Oxfordshire Narrowboats

    If you're not sure whether you'll enjoy the waterway life, try it out with family or friends for...

    6.5 miles away
  26. Cineworld in Witney

    Cineworld (Witney)

    Modern five screen multiplex cinema set in the Marriotts Walk Shopping Centre in Witney.

    Rated...

    6.52 miles away
  27. Marriots Walk in Witney

    Marriotts Walk Shopping Centre

    Marriotts Walk is in the centre of Witney, just off Welch Way, and offers High Street named shops...

    6.55 miles away
  28. The 'Bishop's Palace' in Witney as it might have appeared in the middle ages

    Bishop's Palace

    The remains of the ‘Bishop’s Palace’ are situated in the grounds of Mount House, just east of St...

    6.66 miles away
  29. St Mary's Church - Witney

    Witney - St Mary's Church


    Standing at one end of Church Green, the imposing 156ft spire and impressive size of St Mary’s...

    6.71 miles away
  30. Wychwood Brewery

    Wychwood Brewery Tours

    Tours :

    Wednesdays - 6.30pm

    Thursdays - 7pm

    Fridays - 3pm

    Saturdays - 11am, 11.30am, 2pm, 2...

    6.74 miles away
  31. St Bartholomew's Church Ducklington

    Ducklington - St Bartholomew's Church

    St Bartholomew's Church dates from the 11th century with the north aisle the most interesting...

    7.16 miles away
  32. Lake at Hardwick Parks

    Hardwick Parks Watersports Centre

    There's no better day out than one on the water!

    The watersports centre is located between two...

    7.26 miles away
  33. Soft play centre in Witney

    Kinderkids

    Bring your children to have fun in an interactive soft play experience. Let their imaginations come...

    7.29 miles away
  34. St Giles Church in Standlake

    Standlake - St Giles Church

    Like so many churches, St Giles Church is medieval in origin but has had many alterations and...

    7.66 miles away
  35. St Kenelm's Church in Enstone (photo courtesy of oxfordshirechurches.info)

    Enstone - St Kenelm's Church

    The earliest church here dates from around 850 AD and the present church has thirteen centuries of...

    7.71 miles away
  36. Minster Lovell Hall

    Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote

    Ruins of a large 15th century manor set around a courtyard. Situated in attractive settings on the...

    8.01 miles away
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