Wootton is quite a large attractive village of narrow streets and stone cottages mainly with stone roofs that are typical of the Cotswolds area. From the bridge over the River Glyme the streets rise steeply up the hill towards the centre of the village.
Sometimes this village is referred to as Wootton-by- Woodstock to distinguish it from another Oxfordshire village with the name of Wootton which is near Abingdon in the Vale of White Horse.
In the centre of the village is a busy village store and nearby is the parish church, St. Mary's. The earliest parts of St. Mary's Church are the nave, north aisle and lower part of the tower, all of which date from the first half of the 13th century.
Wootton is about 2 miles north of Woodstock.