About Woodstock

A beautiful town on the edge of the Cotswolds. A perfect base to explore Shakespeare’s Stratford Upon Avon, Blenheim Palace, Oxford, the Cotswolds and only an hour away - London.

The UK’s smallest town is a typical Cotswold market town, with Cotswold stone facia grand houses lining the town square surrounding the impressive Town Hall.

With many restaurants and pubs within walking distance of Hope House there is no shortage of culinary options.

Second half of 12th century : Henry II often resided in his Manor of Woodstock.

1330: The Black Prince, victor at Poiters, eldest son of Edward III, was born at Woodstock.

1554: Mary Tudor imprisoned her sister Elizabeth (subsequently Queen Elizabeth I)

1704: Queen Anne granted the Manor of Woodstock to John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, subsequently Blenheim Palace was built on the site.

1874: Sir Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace.

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