Bladon Chains Caravan Club Site (REF : BDC)

Bladon Road, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PT

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes

Why stay here ...

Touring season dates at Bladon Chains have now been extended until January 2020.

Bladon Chains Club Site is situated on the Blenheim Estate, so you will have the pleasure of seeing magnificent trees all around you, on this gently sloping site situated just outside the wall of the Palace Garden. You can walk to famous Bladon Church from the corner of the caravan park where you can see Churchill's modest but memorable grave. Then you will want to visit the Palace, where Churchill was born; it has also been home to the historic Dukes of Marlborough since the eighteenth century. Members receive 30% discount on admission tickets for the Palace, Park and Gardens - click here for all details you need.

At a mere 7 miles away from the Bladon Chains Club Site, nearby Oxford is a must. One of the easiest and most pleasant ways to see this historic university town is by open topped bus. For those interested in art and archaeology, the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford is a must visit, with intriguing exhibitions spanning 5 floors.

The caravan site is also within easy reach of the lovely Cotswolds and you can tour Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Northleach for a picture postcard experience of beautiful Cotswold villages. If there is still time left after such an exhilarating schedule, then travel north to Banbury or to the Bicester Designer Shopping Village.

Things to do on site ...

  • Play area
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi

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Walking notes:

Walk from the site to delightful Woodstock, or enjoy a country walk from Orchard Field Lane to Bladon Church, Churchill’s burial place. There is a charge to walk in the grounds of Blenheim Palace.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are the Co-Op in Woodstock 1.5 miles, and Tesco and Sainsbury's in Kidlington.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

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Map

Directions

Turn left off the A44 (Oxford - Stratford) at the roundabout onto the A4095 towards Bladon. In 350 yards turn right into a minor road. The site is on the left in 200 yards.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
OX20 1PT
GPS:
Lat 51.83818 / Lon -1.34168
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
SP453157
OS map ref:
164
Handbook map ref:
H5

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Oxford, Witney, Chipping Norton and Charlbury
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Oxford
  • Nearest train station: Hanborough
  • Train station within 5 miles

Activities

Activies at Blenheim Palace

July

  • 6th - Battle Proms Picnic Concert
  • 8th July - 7th September - Shakespeare's Rose Theatre
  • 27th July - 4th September - Family Summer Entertainment

August

  • 1st - 4th - BBC Countryfile Live
  • 18th - Family Cycling Day

September

  • 5th - 7th - Salon Prive
  • 8th - Blenheim Palace Classic and Supercar Show
  • 19th - 22nd - SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials
  • 29th - British Heart Foundation Half Marathon

October

  • 10th - 13th - Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature, Film and Music
  • 26th October - 3rd November - Half Term Entertainment

November

  • 14th - 17th - Living Crafts for Christmas

December

  • 22nd November - 1st January 2020 - Christmas at Blenheim, Christmas Market, Illuminated Lights Trail and Festive Palace Experience

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A return visit

This was our second visit to the site and like many others we used it as a staging post on our way up country from Dorset. I've just read the review that says the lease for the site may not be renewed. How sad that would be as it is well situated not only for tourers like ourselves but also those visiting relatives/students in Oxford. Also, of course, the Palace grounds are always a superb morning's walk. Please don't let us lose the site.

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Another lovely site in an great location.

We stayed for four nights in May for a long weekend. As always friendly welcome from the wardens who were working hard throughout the duration of our stay. It’s a lovely site with both grass and hard standing pitches, although some of the hard standing ones look a little tired and in need of some tlc. Great location on the fringe of the magnificent Blenheim estate, the historic village of Bladon, and the quintessential picturesque town of Woodstock with its array of lovely pubs, restaurants, antique and craft shops help explain why this is such a popular site. It’s a comfortable 20 to 25 minute walk into Woodstock and Blenheim Palace. .Toilets and showers as always immaculately clean - credit to the wardens who always had a smile on their faces. Showers good but not up to usual CAMC standards and in need of refurbishment. Water pressure low, and temporary shower heads in place. However it has already been said in previous reviews there is some concern as to how long the lease for this site will be in place hence maybe the reason for lack of investment. Come on CAMC get this sorted with the Duke of Marlborough as you cannot afford to loose this wonderful site, thereby allowing you to get on and implement the necessary improvements. We shall be back.

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Another fine site

This was our third visit to this site, it rounded off a very pleasant holiday we had in Cornwall. The site was very busy, there was a Triathlon event in the Blenheim Park one of the site wardens asked if we were there for the Triathlon to which I replied NO not even a Oneathlon, too old for that but still a lovely stay/
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Lovely site, but .....

Recently spent a week on this lovely site. Was very busy the entire week and the lovely wardens were always cheerful and friendly. There seemed to be quite a few people using the site as a stop over and staying just one night. The but, relate to the facilities. These are kept spotlessly clean and a credit to the wardens. However the club need to note they are very old and tired and in desperate need of a refurb. There are only 4 cubicles in the showers which are very small. Most days when we were there we either had to queue for a shower or there were people waiting when we finished. When in the shower cubicles when others using either side (which was everyday) because of the small size water splashed under the partitions so shoes got wet. Only a white stool and a couple of hooks on the door. Because the showers were always busy - one in one out - the walls, curtain, floors were constantly wet. Despite the amount of people using the limited showers they were kept spotlessly clean. So apart from the facilities, the site is lovely and a bonus is close the Blenheim Palace and the beautiful Cotswolds.
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Lovely site

Went here for 2 weekends in a row so we could explore Blenheim Palace thoroughly. Staff were very helpful, the facilities and site were spotlessly clean. We got rather a rude awakening at 8am on Sunday morning as an event that was being held in Blenheim Palace grounds put some loud music on over the tannoy, which was rather annoying although not the site's fault. This site could definitely do with more facilities as when it is full there is a queue for the showers, wash basins and hairdryer at peak times.
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Site contact details

Telephone:
01993 812390

Activities at Blenheim Palace

July

  • 6th - Battle Proms Picnic Concert
  • 8th July - 7th September - Shakespeare's Rose Theatre
  • 27th July - 4th September - Family Summer Entertainment

August

  • 1st - 4th - BBC Countryfile Live
  • 18th - Family Cycling Day

September

  • 5th - 7th - Salon Prive
  • 8th - Blenheim Palace Classic and Supercar Show
  • 19th - 22nd - SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials
  • 29th - British Heart Foundation Half Marathon

October

  • 10th - 13th - Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature, Film and Music
  • 26th October - 3rd November - Half Term Entertainment

November

  • 14th - 17th - Living Crafts for Christmas

December

  • 22nd November - 1st January 2020 - Christmas at Blenheim, Christmas Market, Illuminated Lights Trail and Festive Palace Experience