Top Choice Palace in Woodstock

Blenheim Palace

One of Britain's greatest stately homes, Blenheim Palace is a monumental baroque fantasy designed by Sir John Vanbrugh and Nicholas Hawksmoor, and built between 1705 and 1722. The land and funds to build the house w…
Landmark in Vale of the White Horse

Uffington White Horse

Just below Oxfordshire’s highest point, this highly stylised horse image is the oldest chalk figure in Britain, dating from the Bronze Age. It was created around 3000 years ago by cutting trenches out of the hill an…
Fort in Vale of the White Horse

Uffington Castle

Topping White Horse Hill, Uffington Castle is a superbly sited hill fort dating from around 700 BC. It’s Oxfordshire’s highest point (262m) and views sprawl all around. To get here, walk 0.5 miles east across fields…
Landmark in Vale of the White Horse

Dragon Hill

A 10m-high, flat-topped mound, Dragon Hill was believed by locals to be the site where St George slew the dragon, although it’s possibly an Iron Age ritual site. It sits just below the Uffington White Horse, Britain…
Archaeological Site in Vale of the White Horse

Wayland’s Smithy

Perched along the 87-mile Ridgeway (an ancient track which may have existed for more than 5000 years), this chambered neolithic long barrow is named after the Saxon god of smiths. It’s a 1.4-mile walk northwest of t…
Notable Building in Witney

Blanket Hall

Testament to Witney’s wool-trade success, the baroque 18th-century Blanket Hall dominates genteel High St. It was built in 1721 to host the Witney Company of Blanket Weavers.
Church in Witney

St Mary’s Church

At the southern end of the village green, fine St Mary’s was built in the late-12th century, probably on the site of an earlier Saxon church. Many of Witney's prosperous wool traders are buried in its grounds, which…