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Sep 30, 2015 - FIrst class royal rail progress

Today was a long journey down from York to Oxford by train, then to Woodstock via bus, in order for tomorrow's visit to Blenheim, the estate of the Churchill family. Thankfully, Margaret insisted that we get first class rail passes, as we were whisked down from York in swishy comfort and style, unlike the other passengers in their more cattle car appearing situation. They plied us with tea and treats, and helped us unload our luggage onto the platform (which is worth whatever the surplus it cost in itself). Speaking of which; why is my...

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Apr 19, 2014 - Blenheim Palace

We had to vacate the campsite before noon, so at 11am we drove the short distance to Blenheim Palace. I wanted to visit but David wasn’t keen on another stately home so we intended for him to stay in Homer in the carpark. However that wasn’t permitted so he dropped me near the entrance, and drove back to park up near the campground. I used the discount offered with Bladen Chains Campground receipt, plus my “senior” concession which meant my entry ticket was only £12, compared to a full price of £21.50. I spent the next 2½ hours looking...

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Apr 18, 2014 - Good Friday in Woodstock

We drove to Woodstock yesterday, arriving at Bladen Chains Campsite (OX20 1PT) around 1pm. We got settled, had a bit of lunch and then walked into the village of Woodstock, past Blenheim Palace (the Palace park is right next to the campsite). Today we caught the bus into Oxford, £5.10 pp return and had a lovely day exploring this “city of dreaming spires”. We paid £2 each to enter one of the oldest of the 38 colleges in the town, Balliol College. We visited the Chapel, the quadrangles and the Hall (not where Harry Potter was filmed but...

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Mar 3, 2013 - Woodstock, Rollright Stones and Upton House

After our adventures the day before and despite the wet weather we decided some exploration was in order. Our first stop was the small historic town of Woodstock. The main attraction in Woodstock is Blenheim Palace but as we had visited the palace before so we just enjoyed a stroll around the town. Our second stop was the Rollright Stones. These are a collection of ancient stones. The largest group of stones are called the King’s Men a group of 77 limestone stones in a circle 30 metres in diameter. In addition there are two other strange...

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