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Castle Woodstock, England

From series “Amazing Ancient Fortresses Preserved to This Day”
Year: 12th century.

The legendary Woodstock Castle is not only an ordinary historical building, but a true historical legend. Today it is the largest residential castle in the world. As early as the twelfth century, the strange love stories had taken place here. The most interesting legend of the castle is associated with the name of King Henry II Plantagenet. After one of the versions he has hidden his secret-loved Rozamunda Clifford for several years in one of the towers before his wife.

Castle Woodstock, England One could only get into the secret-tower through the narrow underground labyrinth. Even such precautionary measures did not help to keep the secret of the king secret. Rozamunda was in the castle. Thousands of visitors to the castle claim that they have seen their ghost wandering through narrow corridors. The spirit of mystery and romance prevails in the beautiful castle nowadays.

The ghost of beauty, living in the castle, is considered a good one, and never frightens the people who come to the castle with good intentions. One of the most incredible cases happened in the castle in the 18th century, when the officials wanted to expropriate the whole property as compensation for the owners' big debts. The ghost of Rozamunda has received them extremely unfriendly. The officials were thrown with the stones and watered by the cold water, whose appearance in the narrow corridors remains unexplained until today. Thus the protector's ghost saved the castle's valuable property. Thanks to the unusual case, the collection of antique objects and works of art can be appreciated today. Next - Edinburgh Castle


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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Barclays Bank PLC' located in 0.74 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Enterprise Rent-A-Car' is located in 3 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Hartwell Ford Kidlington' in 3 km
Supermarket: 'The Co-operative Food' in 0.79 km
Parking: 'Water Eaton Park & Ride' in 7 km
Apotheek: 'Woodstock Pharmacy' in 0.76 km
Police station: 'Thames Valley Police' in 0.97 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'The Kings Head Pub & Dining Room' in 0.69 km
Railway station: 'Hanborough' in 2 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Oxford (Kidlington) Airport OXF - in 2 km
 »  RAF Brize Norton Airport BZZ - in 18 km
 »  RAF Benson Airport BEX - in 31 km
 »  Gloucestershire Airport GLO - in 55 km
 »  Royal Air Force Station Airport LYE - in 57 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Castle Woodstock

The Blenheim Buttery

Located in 0 km from Castle Woodstock
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Rooms: 6
The 5-star Blenheim Buttery has a courtyard garden where you can sit outside in warmer weather. You can eat in the traditional dining room, where the … More: photo, rates and booking
Park House Bladon

Located in 1 km from Castle Woodstock
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Rooms: 1
The bright and airy bedrooms at Park House have private modern bathrooms with power showers. Rooms also feature an LCD TV, tea/coffee facilities and … More: photo, rates and booking
Sturdys Castle

Located in 3 km from Castle Woodstock
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Rooms: 20
The rooms at the motel boast a flat-screen Freeview TV with a DVD player and a work desk, along with tea and coffee making facilities with fresh milk … More: photo, rates and booking
Blenheim Edge Guest House

Located in 4 km from Castle Woodstock
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Rooms: 4
The stylish rooms at Blenheim Edge have private bathrooms with free toiletries and luxury Egyptian cotton towels. Rooms also feature flat-screen TVs … More: photo, rates and booking

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Bibury Town
33 km - Bibury Town
Bibury is considered the most beautiful town in England. The place is attractive not only for its historic architecture and a special way of life, but also because of the unique peaceful ambience. The first mention of the town dates back to the second half of the 11th …
Shakespeare Birthplace
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Bekonscot model village
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In the British city of Bekonscot there is an eponymous park of miniatures. It is the oldest theme park of its kind and covers an area of 6070 square meters. The park is a small copy of a village with many interesting buildings and landscapes. Its opening took place a …
Woodchester Mansion
66 km - Woodchester Mansion
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Colossus
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Top destination around Castle Woodstock - Oxford

Among entertainments and amusements in Oxford tourists and city guests will find scenic parks for hiking and gardens of majestic beauty, modern entertaining centers and restaurants of various trends, special entertaining complexes, different night clubs, dance floors and bars. Among numerous nature areas the Christ Church Meadow park is best worth attention of tourists. The park will be a great destination for sport entertainments fans and picnic enthusiasts. Hiking admirers will love the Port Meadow park as it runs along a river bank offering vibrant views of the river.
The city of Oxford invites its guests to visit the Oxford Botanic Garden which stuns its visitors with plenty of exotic plants and fragrant flowers. Many popular parks and gardens are located close to ancient colleges. That is why a trip to a scenic area can be successfully combined with an exploration of local landmarks and sights.

Many young people live in Oxford. That is the reason of appearance of ever new attractive night clubs and bars. One of the most visited night entertainments establishments is the Raoul's bar. According to the regular customers this is exactly the place to try the best cocktails in the city. The bar offers not only an evening of exciting pleasure in a friendly circle added with exotic treats but the best music playlist and interesting original parties. The Bear Tavern pub is located not far from the city center. The pub is always filled with jolly and welcoming atmosphere.
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