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Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

With a calendar packed full of special events and activities, World Heritage-listed Blenheim Palace attracts visitors from around the globe. Built between 1705 and 1722, this monumental palace is the official residence of the dukes of Marlborough. Designed in the short-lived English Baroque style, the palace is unique in its combined usage as a family home, mausoleum, and national monument. Also notable as the birthplace and ancestral home of Winston Churchill, the building includes one of the finest art collections in Europe. Guided tours, included in the admission price, are available throughout the day. You can also choose to join a themed tour, which includes an extended series of special-interest lectures and walks though the palace’s historic chambers. To visit Blenheim Palace on your holiday in Woodstock, and find out what else Woodstock has to offer, use our Woodstock online driving holiday planner .
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  • This was a return visit after 10+ years. As well as the standard palace tour, we paid extra for the select tour around the private apartments, which was very interesting and an insight as to how the p...  more »
  • only place i have been where you pay an entrance price, then pay extra for different things when you get in, bedrooms, servents quarters and train that goes around the grounds, so was not happy with t...  more »
  • We spent an afternoon here and could easily have spent more time as the grounds and gardens are huge. We were able to convert our admission ticket into a year long pass so hopefully we will get an opp...  more »
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  • Huge palace with surrounding arboretum. Palace tour was informative and provided knowledge of the lineage of the Duke of Marlborough. Lovely place to spend the day. Surpringly diverse offerings in the restaurant. Take time to walk the grounds. Mammoth cedar trees along walking path and beautiful rose garden
  • Absolutely beautiful grounds. If you're bringing children here I recommend you going on the website and downloading some resources. The resources are great and make the trip more interactive and exciting for the kids. Great adventure playground and maze too! Definitely worth the visit.
  • A large park which you have to pay to get into. The owner has charmingly placed many many signs around the park which thoughtfully inform you as to how you should behave and what you should NOT do whilst in the garden - just in case forgot your manners as you came through the gate. Please remember to tug your forelock in gratitude that the Duke has allowed you to pay to see some of his possessions (at least one of which they admit was looted) If you can find the secret garden then please do so. The wee train is fun.
  • A must visit if you're around Oxford. This is one of the best (if not the best) palaces to visit in UK. Do recommend the Untold History tour and a visit to Churchill rooms. There are food courts and gift shops in the premises so its an ideal location for a day out.
  • A pleasant day here was spoiled for us by no choice of lunch time refreshments for those that do not eat meat. We did not want a full cooked lunch.... Just a drink and something to go with it. Our only option was a roll with mozzarella cheese and a little lettuce.

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