Set in the lyrical countryside so typical of an English rural
scene, this 900-year-old Cotswold town is probably most famous for
being the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill at Blenheim Palace.
(Churchill's grave is to be found in Bladon, nearby.) One of the
finest baroque houses in the country, the Palace is well worth a
tour. For added atmosphere and entertainment, this is sometimes led
by a ghostly guide. Events like horse trials and craft fairs make
the most of the surrounding acres of parkland.
To discover all about Oxfordshire, we'd recommend the museum of
the same name. The museum's galleries explain and illustrate the
natural history, Roman developments and archeological sites that
make this area so very unique. Stay in our hotel in Woodstock and
you'll also be perfectly situated to explore the natural beauties
of the New Forest and the iconic university city of Oxford.