Travel Blogs from Woodstock
(Photos to follow in a couple of days) We woke to beautiful sunshine and gusty winds, perfect fall weather. After breakfast on board the couples split up for the morning, each going our own ways prior to meeting for lunch. Jackie & I did the market square, a warren of shops inside and outside, where we found a tea and coffee shop. Loose teas in large tin jars and blended coffees from all over the world. We bought some Ethiopian pea berry ...
... we managed without a glitch. The first mooring at Oxford didn't feel very comfortable and since a bigger boat hadn't come back downriver, we decided that we could get under a 10'6" bridge. It wasn't so much the height as the curvature that was challenging as we needed to be right in the middle of the channel. The reward was beautiful moorings right in the heart of ...
... Room is a must to see; the entire palace is full of treasures collected for the last 300 years. Inside the Palace we found gilded State Rooms with rich furnishings, including a series of tapestries depicting the victories of the 1st Duke of Marlborough, a wonderful library with a full sized organ at the end, there were guided tours which revealed the life of the servants within the Palace. We continued upstairs where the ...
... and take all day to get back! Apparently the birds always come back home to them, even if they go for miles.
We could have stayed all day!! It was just the best place to visit.
It would take something grand to beat this so just as well we were off to Blenheim Palace.
Now that's another Wow!!!
After all the lessons I had in primary school, telling me about the place as how my home town got it's name, to actually be here was just one of those bucket ...
... shining in the sun. So I pointed it out and we started walking.
We took pictures as we walked around and went into the beautiful village of woodstock.
Had a reasonable lunch and we tried to walk back the way we came - we went out through a front door. The guard wanted 11 pounds a piece to go back in but after we explained what we were doing he ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Old Farmhouse Woodstock
Other places to stay in Woodstock
Park St, Woodstock | 3 star hotelfrom $155
Market Street, Woodstock | 3 star hotelfrom $200
19 Market Street, Woodstock | Hotelfrom $124
17 Park St., Woodstock | 4 star hotelfrom $113
Oxford Street, Woodstock | 5 star hotelfrom $459