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Seymour Square, Blenheim

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Blenheim is the most populous town in the region of Marlborough, in the north east of the South Island of New Zealand. It has an urban population of The surrounding area is well known as a centre of New Zealand's wine industry. It enjoys one of New Zealand's sunniest climates, with hot, relatively dry summers and crisp winters.The Marlborough Region in which Blenheim is situated has a wide range of leisure activities, from swimming with dolphins in the Marlborough Sounds to watching whales in Kaikoura; from walks through the bush and along the rugged coastline, and scenic boat cruising, fishing, water-skiing and kayaking. The relaxed lifestyle and the flourishing wine and gourmet food industry in Marlborough are enjoyed by both locals and visitors alike.Blenheim is named after the Battle of Blenheim (1704), where troops led by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough defeated a combined French and Bavarian force.HistoryThe sheltered coastal bays of Marlborough supported a small Māori population possibly as early as the 12th century. Māori in the Marlborough Region cultivated crops, including kumara (sweet potato) and exploited marine resources.
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  • This is a very pretty little park with some mature trees, impeccable lawns and a war memorial clock tower.  more »
  • Nice spot to sit down for a bit. Really pretty at night time and the flowers are well maintained. The toilets are really gross and need to be replaced though. The water fountain is also really spray-y...  more »
  • This is a wonderful Oasis for those wanting a little escape from the shops where you can sit and enjoy lovely flower gardens and the fountain and pool. Ideal if you have picked up a snack and perfect ...  more »