Blenheim Palace was built in the early 18th Century to celebrate victory over the French in the War of the Spanish Succession.
Blenheim Palace, home to 11th Duke of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, offers a memorable day out. Set in 2100 acres of beautiful parkland landscaped by 'Capability' Brown, the exquisite Baroque Palace is surrounded by sweeping lawns, formal gardens and the magnificent Lake. Inside, the scale of the Palace is beautifully balanced by the intricate detail and delicacy of the carvings, the hand painted ceilings and the amazing porcelain collections, tapestries and paintings displayed in each room. On the first floor 'Blenheim Palace: The Untold Story' brings to life enticing tales from the last 300 years. Situated in Woodstock, just 8 miles from Oxford, the Palace was created a World Heritage site in 1987.
Blenheim Palace is not only an iconic part of history, but also a living, changing experience with a wealth of sporting and cultural events throughout the year. See our website for full details. Miniature train, Marlborough Maze, Butterfly House, Pleasure Gardens, Family Tours, Jousting, The Palace Walks in the grounds, Craft shows, Shakespeare in the garden and Victorian Domestic Servants
Blenheim Palace extends a warm welcome to group visitors. We aim to offer your group an enriching day out and hope you will all enjoy exploring our World Heritage Site.
We look forward to welcoming you to Britain's Greatest Palace very soon. For more information on our history, events, attractions and weddings please visit our website.
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