Regardless of how you travel, your starting point will be outside The Crown public house on the High Street in Woodstock.  From here it is a 5 – 10 minute walk to the secret green gate that will give you free access to Blenheim Park.  If your plans allow, I thoroughly recommend spending time enjoying the shops, restaurants and cafes in Woodstock before or after your visit to the park.

The co-op supermarket opposite you is a good place to buy any last-minute goods.  There are public toilets on the way to the Blenheim gate.

Your start point, The Crown


By Car

You will be parking in the free car park behind the fire station in Woodstock.  Use postcode OX20 1JQ in your SatNav to get directions to the car park entrance.

As you enter Woodstock you will see the main Palace gates on your left.  Ignore this entrance.

Carry on in to Woodstock for 1/4 mile and turn right into Hensington Road.  Take care here as cars and pedestrians share the space.  Take the left turn immediately after the fire station and the car park is on the left.

Leave the car park and walk back up Hensington Road into Woodstock.  Cross the road at the pedestrian crossing and start point at The Crown is around the corner.

By Bus / Coach

From Oxford train station or Oxford Gloucester Green bus station – the S3 bus leaves every 20 minutes.

From Oxford Parkway station – take the 500 bus to Woodstock.
When you reach Woodstock alight at the stop after the main palace gates.  Turn left as you get off the bus and walk for 100m and you will find The Crown on your right.
Don’t worry if you accidentally leave the bus a stop early at the main gates, simply walk past the gates into Woodstock and you will see The Crown directly in front of you.  The start point is just around the corner.

By Train

From London you have the choice of two trains:

  •  the Chiltern Line from London Marylebone to Oxford Parkway
  • Great Western from London Paddington to Oxford.

The National Rail website will give you times and prices.

From either station follow the bus/coach directions.