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The Buttercross and Town Hall


Known across the world for blanket making, especially in North America where the Witney Point Blanket was traded in exchange for furs, the town owes...


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Woodstock Town Hall

Woodstock, eight miles north west of Oxford is often visited for two reasons: Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, and his grave in nearby Bladon. However, Woodstock has much more to offer...

It is a fine Georgian town with a distinct Royal heritage, containing many attractive period buildings: including the 17th century Fletcher’s House, home to the excellent Oxfordshire Museum and the brand new Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum; the 18th century Town Hall; St Mary Magdalene Church with its Norman doorway, early English windows, a musical clock which plays tunes four times a day and a collection of over 200 beautiful, individual hand-embroidered kneelers. 

Woodstock is renowned for its interesting selection of specialist independent shops as well as some excellent pubs and restaurants and a fine selection of accommodation in Woodstock. 

Every year there are a host of events in Woodstock: some, like the Blenheim Palace Literary Festival at Woodstock, in conjunction with neighbouring Blenheim Palace, others unique to Woodstock, like the Old Woodstock Mock Mayor.

FREE PARKING - all the towns in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds have free car parking.

There are a number of Woodstock leaflets available to download:
Wake up to Woodstock map (pdf 996k) - a scenic map showing not only the location of businesses in the town centre but also the location of both long and short stay parking in Woodstock
Woodstock Green Travel Map (pdf 304k) - showing bus and cycle routes in Woodstock
Woodstock Town Walk (pdf 377k) - a short historical walk around the town
Woodstock Historic Wall Plaques (pdf 413k) - a short trail of historic plaques to discover some of Woodstock's fine houses
Woodstock Children's History Trail (pdf 278k) - a short & fun historical walk 
The Cherwell Valley Ride (pdf 332k) a cycle ride that passes through Woodstock
Glyme Valley Way (pdf 545k) a linear walk between Woodstock and Chipping Norton

Useful links:
Wake up to Woodstock website

What's Nearby

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    Bladon lies on the south side of Blenheim Park and is best known for being the burial place of...

    1.2 miles away
  2. Wootton


    Historically Wootton was the main settlement between two small rivers, the Glyme and the Dorn,...

    1.97 miles away
  3. The Village Green in Combe


    The name Combe, meaning valley, seems inappropriate for a village set on a hill top 45m above...

    2.19 miles away
  4. Long Hanborough - The Three Horseshoes

    Long Hanborough

    Long Hanborough is a large village with an attractive mixture of thatched, stone, slate and tile...

    2.32 miles away
  1. Stonesfield


    Midway between Blenheim Great Park and the Wychwood Forest, Stonesfield enjoys a hillside...

    3.16 miles away
  2. Tackley


    Tucked away close to the Oxford Canal, the River Cherwell and north east of Woodstock, this...

    3.2 miles away
  3. The old stocks in Glympton ©Elaine Argent


    Glympton is a charming little village on the River Glyme, 3 miles north of Woodstock. The village...

    3.23 miles away
  4. The old pump on the village green in Freeland (photo courtesy of


    Freeland's name derives from the Old English word, fyrth, meaning a wood and the village developed...

    3.26 miles away
  5. View to the church in Cassington


    The centre of this small village is its traditional green (one of two in the village) lined by...

    3.79 miles away
  6. The windmill at North Leigh

    North Leigh

    Best known for the 4th century Roman villa site alongside the River Evenlode, North Leigh sits...

    4.33 miles away
  7. Eynsham


    The ancient market town of Eynsham began life as a small Romano-British settlement and today...

    4.7 miles away
  8. Plough Inn at Finstock. Robin Smithett


    Sitting within the boundaries of the ancient royal hunting Forest of Wychwood, Finstock is a...

    5.18 miles away
  9. Ramsden. Photo by Robin Smithett


    A beautiful and peaceful stone village on the north-east edge of the Cotswolds. Ramsden, meaning...

    5.56 miles away
  10. Charlbury


    Set in the Evenlode Valley in the heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, the market town of...

    5.69 miles away
  11. Church End in South Leigh

    South Leigh

    South Leigh lies 2½ miles (4 km) south east of Witney and 8 miles (13 km) west of Oxford. It was...

    5.84 miles away
  12. The Crown Inn in Church Enstone


    Enstone was originally recorded as Henestan in the Domesday Book of 1086 and as Enestan and...

    6.1 miles away
  13. Hailey Church


    Located towards the southern edge of the ancient Wychwood Forest, Hailey derives its name from...

    6.2 miles away
  14. Water fountain


    Spelsbury is a small village on the road between Chipping Norton and Charlbury. By the side of...

    6.66 miles away
  15. Stanton Harcourt

    Stanton Harcourt

    Stanton Harcourt is a small village dating from a Bronze Age settlement, this most attractive...

    7.07 miles away
  16. The Buttercross and Town Hall


    Known across the world for blanket making, especially in North America where the Witney Point...

    7.09 miles away
  17. Village pond Ducklington


    Close to the River Windrush just south of Witney and now by-passed, the village focal point is...

    7.81 miles away
  18. Chadlington


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    7.83 miles away
  19. Leafield: photo by David Sellman


    The church spire of St. Michael’s can be seen for miles, as Leafield is a hill-top village and a...

    8.06 miles away
  20. Great Tew

    Great Tew

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    8.4 miles away
  21. Minster Lovell Dovecote

    Minster Lovell

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    8.58 miles away
  22. Northmoor church


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    8.69 miles away
  23. Thatching at Standlake. Photo - Robin Smithett


    A popular centre for leisure pursuits, especially windsurfing, sailing, fishing and other...

    8.82 miles away
  24. Ascott under Wychwood church

    Ascott under Wychwood

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    9 miles away
  25. Swerford


    A hidden gem of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, set on the side of the valley above the River Swere and...

    10.03 miles away
  26. Shipton under Wychwood

    Shipton under Wychwood

    Heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds and still a place of mystery, the area was once the ancient...

    10.31 miles away
  27. Asthall village in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds


    For a small village, Asthall is rich in history: a former Roman settlement on Akeman Street,...

    10.32 miles away
  28. Cote Baptist Chapel


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    10.37 miles away
  29. Chipping Norton Almshouses

    Chipping Norton

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    10.38 miles away
  30. Swinbrook ©Prof Derek Roe


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    10.58 miles away
  31. Brize Norton church

    Brize Norton

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    10.64 miles away
  32. The Square in Aston


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    10.7 miles away
  33. Over Norton

    Over Norton

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    10.78 miles away
  34. Milton under Wychwood

    Milton under Wychwood

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    11.2 miles away
  35. Churchill


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    11.2 miles away
  36. Bluebells at Foxholes near Bruern


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    11.42 miles away
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