Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Woodstock is an attractive little town in Oxfordshire, 8 miles from Oxford, which has been famous for glove making since the Elizabethan period.

There are attractive stone houses from the 17th and 18th centuries around the town centre, and an abundance of pubs, hotels and teashops.

The parish church has a Norman door, and a tower dating from 1785.

The Bear Inn is said to date from 1237, and the Town Hall was built in 1766.

Chaucer's House was the property of Thomas Chaucer, son of the famous poet.

The Oxfordshire County Museum, opened in 1966, displays many aspects of the history of the county.

The gates of Blenheim Palace are in the town. The palace was built on the site of a mediaeval Royal residence.

Sir Walter Scott wrote a novel called "Woodstock", and the first of the Inspector Morse novels by Colin Dexter is "Last Bus to Woodstock".

The famous Woodstock Festival of 1969 was held, not here, but in New York state.