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The Bear at Woodstock

11 March 2019

Macdonald Bear Hotel… It’s all about the history, roaring fires and the perfect spot for a shopping trip to Oxford and the Cotswolds

History, History, History

The Bear at Woodstock has been around since the 13th Century as a Coaching Inn, and at one time boasted 50 bedrooms as well as stabling for 80 horses. This gorgeously romantic hotel was the haven for Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor during there much publicised marriages and their preferred bedroom still has the original four poster bed (Room 15)!

Sat on the doorstep of Blenheim Palace, the family home of Winston Churchill, the Bear is an ideal location for people wishing to visit this fabulous Palace… the only no royal palace in England. The city centre of Oxford is a short drive away and is also well connected with hop-on / hop-off buses at Woodstock and is a short half hour drive. Giving you the flexibility of a market town stay with a city centre close enough to explore the beautiful architecture and history that this grand city has to offer.

If touring and absorbing the countryside is your passion, The Bear is a great place to stay for those wishing to experience the Cotswolds. This hotel also benefits from car parking (chargeable), making it easy for you to come and go as you need. Make the most of a 2-night break in historic Woodstock and enjoy all the attractions this market town has to offer, including tickets to the beautiful Blenheim Palace and a £50 shopping voucher.

For those in need of retail therapy, the home of discounted brands - Bicester Village - is a short drive away or you can hop on the train at Oxford Parkway if you’d prefer not to drive. Check out our VIP Shopper Experience, perfect for all those looking to get away from it all and shop till they drop! 

As small and friendly as The Bear is it can accommodate small meetings up to 30 delegates and the restaurant can seat 50 guests for a special occasion or for a smaller wedding. This Hotel will also consider exclusive use of its 54 bedrooms and 6 meeting rooms.

There are many reasons to visit this majestic 13th century coaching inn... click here to find out more. 


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