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Woodstock, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX20 1UL

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Summary

Blenheim Palace is a perfect example of beautiful Baroque architecture. As the home of the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family, and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, it is steeped in history and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Where is Blenheim Palace located?

Blenheim Palace is located in the town of Woodstock, Oxfordshire, and is a 20-minute drive from the city of Oxford.

What is the history of Blenheim Palace to the present day?

The Palace was built for John Churchill who, at the time, was the 1st Duke of Marlborough. He received the gift from Queene Anne and a grateful nation who paid thanks to his victory at the Battle of Blenheim on 13th August 1704. Now, Blenheim Palace is part of one of the most extensive collections in Europe, which includes portraits, furniture, sculpture and tapestries.

What is there to see and do at Blenheim Palace?

Within the Palace are many State Rooms where treasures await such as the famous Marlborough Tapestries (the 'Victories Series') in the Green Writing Room and the First, Second and Third State Rooms. Guests are encouraged to discover the literature-walled library that is lined by more than 10,000 books, many of which hold great historic value and are hundreds of years old.

Inspirations

Blenheim Palace is part of the following Inspirations:

Ten historic houses to give your wedding Downton Abbey style by Liz Coggins

"This baroque masterpiece provides the crème de la crème fairytale wedding. Inside the palace The Great Hall, Salon and Long Library radiate an out of this world atmosphere for ceremonies and receptions. In contrast the Marlborough Room, overlooking the Italian Gardens, with its light and airy décor is the ultimate in chic and sophisticated style. Water terraces, fountains and the Capability Brown Gardens make ideal backdrops for your photographs."

Top Ten Family-Friendly Historic Houses by Abigail Flanagan

"Older kids will love Blenheim’s themed tours and interactive exhibitions; especially 2013’s new “Lights, Cameras, Action” attraction, which shines the spotlight on the numerous TV shows and movies (including “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” and “Gulliver’s Travels”) that have filmed here. Grab a free, family quiz to keep younger kids happily I-Spying as you explore, then hop aboard the miniature train to The Pleasure Gardens: home to the adventure play area, butterfly house and giant maze. Special events include rip-roaring jousting tournaments and the annual Easter Egg Challenge."

Information on Blenheim Palace , Woodstock , Oxford

Opening Times: Park & Gardens: Open daily from 09.00 - 18.30 or dusk if earlier. Palace: Open daily from 10.30 - 16.30, last entry 15.45. Please note: we are closed on Christmas Day.
Admission: Palace, Park and Gardens: Adult £27.00; Concessions (Over-60s and students with ID) £24.00 Child (5-16yrs) £15.50 Family (2 adults + 2 children) £65.50 Park and Gardens: Adult £16.00; Concessions (Over-60s and students with ID) £13.00 Child (5-16yrs) £7.40 Family (2 adults + 2 children) £43.00
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (Welcome on leads in the Park only.)
Location: Woodstock, A44, eight miles NW from Oxford (M40 J9).
Facilities: Coaches welcome, Parking Availability, Full Disabled Access, Guided Tours, Restaurant, Shop
Organisation(s): Historic Houses Association
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