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Blenheim Palace

United Kingdom
OX20 1PX
Tel:  44 (0) 8700 60 20 80
Fax:  44 (0) 1993 810 570
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Family orientated

Ideal for walking


Blenheim Palace is home to the 11th Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Surrounded by over 2,000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped park and formal gardens, the Palace was created a World heritage site in 1987.
Conceived in 1705 by Sir John Vanbrugh, Blenheim Palace is a masterpiece of English Baroque architecture. From the vastness of the Great Hall to the intricate detailing in the State Rooms, the Palace interiors beautifully balance the delicate with the awe-inspiring. Guided tours run throughout most of the season, with enlightening facts on the people, history and events that shaped the Palace. The State Rooms are graced with priceless portraits, exquisite porcelain and magnificent tapestries.
A new permanent visitor experience 'Blenheim Palace: The Untold Story' is open inside the Palace bringing to life enticing tales of the last 300 years at Blenheim Palace, seen through the eyes of the household staff. Two exhibitions exploring the life and achievements of Sir Winton Churchill and his ancestor the 1st Duke of Marlborough are also available.
The splendour and tranquillity of 'Capability' Brown landscaped parkland and the Formal Gardens is unrivalled in Britain. From the Secret Garden, Water Terraces and Rose Garden to the Grand Cascade and lake, beauty abounds. A miniature train takes you to the Pleasure Gardens which includes the Marlborough Maze, adventure play area, giant chess and the Butterfly House.

A full programme of events and entertainment are run throughout the year. For more details about special events visit the website.

Blenheim Palace is situated in Woodstock, 8 miles from Oxford. For more information about Blenheim Palace and to purchase tickets online visit www.blenheimpalace.com

Opening times :Blenheim Palace - See website for up to date opening times and ticket prices.
The Park and Formal Gardens are open all year round from 9am -18.30pm or dusk if earlier) except Christmas Day.

All ‘Palace, Park & Gardens’ tickets include admission to Blenheim Palace, the new visitor experience ‘Blenheim Palace: The Untold Story’, and entertainment except when separate admission prices are recommended. ‘Park and Gardens’ tickets do not include Palace entry.
Both tickets include access to two thousand acres of stunning parkland, the formal Gardens, free train rides on the miniature train to the Pleasure Gardens and all attractions at the Pleasure Gardens including the Marlborough Maze, adventure play area, the Butterfly House (closed from end of October) the lavender garden, and Blenheim Bygones. Tickets will also include entrance to the popular ‘Churchills’ Destiny’ - The story of two great war leaders’ exhibition.

Images (c) by kind permission of Blenheim Palace
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