On Wednesday morning September 21st, 2022 we checked out of our apartment in Oxford.
We had a taxi booked to drive us to Woodstock which was under ten miles from our location. We decided on a taxi instead of the buses that run regularly from Oxford to Woodstock because we didn’t want to shlep our luggage to a bus stop and onto the bus.
Goodbye Oxford, hello Woodstock.
Since our checkout was at 10am we arrived in Woodstock before our check in time of 4pm.
We booked 2 nights at the Feathers Hotel. We left our luggage at the hotel and took a stroll around the small town.
Woodstock Town Hall, a beautiful Grade II listed building which was built in 1766 and is now a major landmark in the town.
We were looking for a good spot to have a lite lunch during our stroll around the town.
The War Memorial next to the church. “To The Memory of The Fallen 1914-1918 1939-1945”. War Memorials are easy to find in most villages, towns, and cities. There are over 68,000 war memorials in the UK.
We would return to the church after lunch since it was occupied for a service when we walked by.
We found a cozy spot at the Back Lane for a refreshment but they weren’t serving lunch until noon. We would be seeing a lot of Winston Churchill in Woodstock.
THIS STONE WAS RAISED BY THE PEOPLE OF WOODSTOCK TO CELEBRATE THE ARRIVAL OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM.
There were many tributes to the late Queen around town. (Remember we were in England during the mourning period for the Queen)
The Kings Arms looked welcoming for our lunch spot.
We enjoyed their lunch special beef sandwich and chips.
After our nice lunch we walked back to St. Mary Magdalene Church to see if it was possible to get a look inside. It was open and we were welcomed in. We were still early for our hotel check-in time.
It’s a challenge to get the old brain back to Oxfordshire to remember some details of our last few days there. As challenging as it is the posts will be good to look back on.
Back to the present: We have a relatively quiet week and our temps have been above freezing so there is a lot of melting happening. Plants are emerging that have been covered in snow since November.
Quotes of the weekend:
“Sin is always a big deal.” ~ Dennis Wilkening
“If you want to be a wise person, you need a Bible.” ~ Alistair Begg
Have a good week everyone! If you need a Bible, I could send you one. 🙂
9 thoughts on “Woodstock”
…I love the modern interior of the apartment.
What at beautiful village. I love the flowers in the windows of the King’s Arm.
The apartment and hotel you found look good. Woodstock has beautiful old architecture. I’m sure you have happy memories of your trip and lots of photos too.
Thank for the nice photos. Ancient history is very interesting. It’s also cold here, and I’m enjoying it. Thanks for the citats.
I love all the names of the hotels and restaurants – so very charming!
Woodstock is such a beautiful town and I loved seeing all your photos as a reminder of a visit we made some years ago. It must have been very atmospheric being there during the time of the queens mourning. B x
Lovely to see the photos of Woodstock. It’s such a pretty town and it was good to be reminded of a visit we made some years ago. B x
Great pictures. Hugs and blessings.
I’ve never been to the UK and I think it must have been quite surreal to be there at the time of the Queen’s memorial service. I love the architecture, the vines and character of the places you visited.