Hotel in woodstock
The Feathers is one of the most luxurious hotels in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, and it dates back to the 17th century. Boasting a fine restaurant and an acclaimed bar, this former cottage and guest house is just eight miles north of Oxford University. Take the train from London's Paddington Station and you'll be enjoying the luxury and basking in the majesty of the Cotswolds in less than two hours.
One of the highlights of staying at The Feathers hotel in Woodstock is a visit to Blenheim Palace. Guided tours are available mid-February through mid-December. This palatial estate, dating back to 1724, was the home of the 11th Duke of Marlborough and the birthplace of Winston Churchill. The 2,000-acre property features vast, groomed lawns and a lake with nearly year-round fishing from mid-June through mid-March.
When in Woodstock, do as the locals do. This means hitting the local pubs and tea houses for an afternoon drink. History buffs often visit Bladon Church to view and pay their respects to the final resting place of Sir Winston Churchill. Don't miss the original Woodstock town hall building in Market Square. Many wedding ceremonies are performed in this medieval-inspired building dating back to 1766. The farmer's market is a must-see, offering locally grown fruits and vegetables and an insider's view of everyday life in this small-town community.