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
Hope House (0.07 miles)
Feathers Hotel (0.10 miles)
The Punch Bowl (0.11 miles)
The Punchbowl Inn (0.11 miles)
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
The Blenheim Buttery (0.14 miles)
Park House (1.43 miles)
Duke of Marlborough (1.73 miles)
Sturdy's Castle Inn (1.75 miles)
Bell at Hampton (2.23 miles)
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