Bladon Chains Caravan Club Site
Bladon Road, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PTView on map
Why stay here ...
After lengthy negotiations with Blenheim Palace Estate regarding the Club's leased site, Bladon Chains, the Club has been given notice by the Estate that the current lease will be terminated in September 2021.
The Club is disappointed about the prospect of leaving Bladon Chains, but it welcomes the acknowledgement of the considerable benefits it has brought to both Blenheim Palace and the local community. The Club is actively looking to find an alternative campsite in the area.
Bladon Chains will remain open as normal for our members to enjoy and the Club will keep members informed of any further developments.
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 staying on site will receive a 30% discount with a valid receipt from site 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.
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.
- OX20 1PT
- Lat 51.83818 / Lon -1.34168
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- 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
- Shop within 1 mile
- Train station within 5 miles
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We visited this site over October half term, taking our grandson with us for the 4 days we were there. We have used this site before in summer, as access to the south and it is well located if you are travelling from the north. A lovely stop in summer. Unfortunately the weather was mostly persistent rain and the site does not have enough hard standing places for vehicles. We also had to tackle cleaning the mud up every time we left and arrived back. We eventually were able to move to a hardstanding which made a big difference - I would agree that this site needs updating with more hard standing places and needs to close the grass areas out of summer months. The field was really boggy - this should not have been on offer or available. The pop-up did not bother us but I wondered why it was there... (pointless?). The site is in a lovely location for visiting Churchill's grave (history lesson for grandson...) and Blenheim Palace - but we had not booked and could not (thankfully) pay the £40 family ticket to go in - so we walked around Woodstock (beautiful little place) and found a local area museum with stories about local people / skeletons found in the area from Romans, etc / WW information / 007 memorabilia and details about SOE, etc - great for children and adults alike - we all enjoyed sending morse-code messages and sitting in the 'aircraft' listening to stories from soldiers (all Covid-19 standards met with alcohol wipes / gel, etc) - we all loved that and it was free! then lunch at the Blenheim Buttery - I would highly recommend this when we are all 'unlocked'. The site is relatively easy for buses to Oxford also - bit of a walk to and from the stops but if you are fit enough, it is a pleasure of a ride. The main complaint we all had (especially grandson) is the lack of phone coverage - we had 3 different phone networks and could not use the data to access internet - we usually like to link to our laptop. Not a chance - grandson will not return to Bladon Chains with us - we are under orders to find sites with good coverage if he is to join us! (out the mouth of babes...). We would return, however, because we love Woodstock.
Site contact details
- 01993 812390