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, 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 park is beautifully kept with a clock tower and wonderful central fountain that lights up in all the colours of the rainbow at night. What a wonderful asset for the town.  more »
  • I went there a few times on a recent visit to Blenheim. The Gardens are located in the centre of Blenheim and are a true oasis of peace. The Gardens are well maintained with beautiful plants. There ar...  more »
  • It's really nice at night time when the fountain changes color. The gardens and monument are lovely in the day time. Nice to sit and relax  more »

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Charming rustic lodges and welcoming family-run bed and breakfasts let you experience the gentle lifestyle in Blenheim. Other options include various hotels, backpacker hostels, and, farther out of the town center, motels. If staying out of town among the vineyards, consider renting a bike for easy access to the center.
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