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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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  • Beautiful palace on such a grand scale. Part of your entrance ticket givez you audio headsets so you get a guided tour round. Each room is rather opulent and the family has their Christmas dinner in o...  more »
  • If you want to see an English Country house, then visiting the only one permitted to use the term "palace" without being a royal residence should be at the top of this list. Blenheim does not disappoi...  more »
  • Beautiful day out with a friend in this property. Visited in spring time 2018, the gardens were beautiful (huge also). So much to see! Would recommend a couple of hours here to see the properly and gr...  more »
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  • A stunning setting at Blenheim Palace. A beautiful lake vista walks on gravelled pathways, daffodils snowdrops forthcoming magnolias and lilacs. A gorgeous parterre water garden with fountain. A building heralding a past age; stunning architectural facade and courtyards, inspiring hall, gorgeous dining hall and library. Such history. Churchill our orator our saviour who inspired ordinary men to be extraordinary. Learn about his life and times.
  • Brilliant week spent in the Blenheim Palace area. Wonderful walks around the grounds and lakes. Blenheim Palace itself is an excellent place to wander through the rooms and enjoy the history. Visited three days running and still felt there was more to enjoy especially as we witnessed the trapeze walker across the lake. Fantastic.
  • My wife and I have had a great day at Blenheim Palace. The staff were amazing and so very helpful as my wife has to use a mobility scooter. I can't praise them enough for their help and friendliness.
  • Beautiful palace which is the birthplace of Winston Churchill. You can visit the interior, which is magnificent, with a very detailed and easy to use audio-guide. The Winston Churchill exhibition was very interesting too. Outside are beautiful gardens, as well as a park of attractions such as a giant labyrinth. Well worth a visit, you can very easily spend a full day here.
  • This is truly a Cinderella palace. It’s beautiful, follows the Cinderella story. Best time to visit is November and December. The light show is very interesting.
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