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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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  • Having enjoyed a Victorian Afternoon tea for two in the Orangery today, I couldn't fault the service or the staff. However, what I object to is the underhanded addition of a 12.5% service charge on th...  more »
  • Definately convert your admission to a 12 month pass. No extra cost. You then have unlimited returns for 12 months. No extra cost and they do it for you there and then. The grounds are large and have ...  more »
  • Well deserved World Heritage status. The best deal on offer is to commute your entry to an annual pass, costs no more than normal entry but gives access for 12 months - bargain! The site is so vast th...  more »
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  • Blenheim Palace is an amazing place, been here numerous times with work, it never fails to impress! The grounds are vast and very well kept, if you arrive through Woodstock gate you are greeted with the view of the bridge over the lake, the building itself is fascinating, I haven't been on the guided tours, but the guides are very knowledgeable! The water terrace is stunning and in summer it is very relaxing to sit and have a coffee next to!
  • A great day out, £26 isn't cheap but it's access all areas, and an annual pass; so you can come back again...and again. The grounds are stunning, and there's a lot of history there. Well worth a visit!
  • On a cold wet May day thought that an indoor activity was called for. The palace was easy to find with a large parking area, a little expensive but on a nice day walking the gardens and grounds may have provided better value for money. We spent a great afternoon in the house, free audio visual presentation was fun and a guided tour bother really informative. Lots to see and we will go back for a more in the future. Coffee and cake in the restaurant was excellent and the food looked really good but was closed as we were there late in the afternoon.
  • Have been visiting Blenheim Palace for many years. The palace grounds is a must see if you're visiting. Plenty of parking if driving or public transport can be used to visit. I personally enjoy walking around the open estate, which normally takes a few hours. Dogs are welcomed, but must be kept on a lead at all times! Great afternoon out to unwind and admire the palace and landscape of Blenheim.
  • AMAZING. Tad pricey but if you think about it.. it's great value for money if you convert the day ticket to a year pass (free). Come and go as much as u want after for a whole year . Didn't get the chance to see everything so will be back soon as I have the annual pass :) when the weather improves! Absolutely beautiful place. Breathtaking.
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