The small but historically significant town of Woodstock is situated just 8 miles north-west of the city of Oxford, in the southern-Midlands county of Oxfordshire. This truly is a quintessentially English part of the country in which to enjoy your holidays in your own private self catering cottage. The countryside is stunningly beautiful and there are ample fantastic attractions to take-in and visit whilst you are within the area.
If you simply wish to relax and enjoy the tranquil setting of this remote part of Oxfordshire on your holidays in Woodstock, that will not prove to be any problem at all. However, for those with a far more active bent, there are numerous activities to participate in. Swimming is a possibility, as is golf, tennis, badminton, gym facilities, jogging, horse riding and cycling. There are some very pleasant walks to be had around the area and a quick trip to the local tourist information office should provide you with all of the details for these.
There are ample places to visit on your holidays in Woodstock and there should never be any excuse for you to feel bored. At the absolute top of your list of attractions to visit has to be Blenheim Palace, which falls under the administration of the town. This is where one of the country’s most famous Prime Ministers was born - Winston Churchill and there are fascinating connections with many of the monarchs of this country, including Queen Elizabeth I. Woodstock is also home to the main museum that depicts the varied history of the county of Oxfordshire and there is even a Dinosaur Garden which the kids will love: proudly boasting a fully-sized replica of the Megalosaurus.
Your holidays in Woodstock will be blessed with a warm and pleasant climate during the main Summer months. The average temperature between July and August will be around the 21 degrees Celsius mark. Obviously, Winters are far cooler, at around 8 degrees Celsius, but providing you wrap up warm when out and about, there is no reason why you cannot enjoy a self catering cottage in Woodstock at this time of the year. In fact, many people find that this is a particularly cosy time to visit. The average rainfall in this part of England is around 25 inches per year.
The nearest airports to your cottage in Woodstock will either be Birmingham International (BHX) (which is just up the M40 motorway), or Bristol (BRS) (which is along the (M4 and M5 motorways). Oxfordshire is located in a central position to the main motorway network and the M4, M5 and M40 are all very close to Woodstock.