Experience the Best of British at Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace is the perfect destination to discover the very best of what Great Britain has to offer.
A fairy-tale country house set in one of England’s most beautiful and historic settings, Blenheim Palace may only be 90 minutes journey time from London but it’s a whole world away.
Quintessentially English with 2,000 acres of Parkland landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown and 10 formal gardens, the baroque Palace is home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and houses over 300 years of priceless history and heritage.
Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, it was designed by Vanbrugh and is the only non-royal and non-religious stately home to hold the title of Palace.
The Palace and Estate were financed by Queen Anne in 1704, on behalf of a grateful nation, following the first Duke of Marlborough’s triumph over the French in the War of the Spanish Succession.
Blenheim Palace is also the birthplace Britain’s most famous leader, Sir Winston Churchill, and it was his father who described the vista on entering the Estate from the town of Woodstock as the ‘Finest View in England’.
Immerse yourself in priceless heritage in a State Rooms Tour. Use the new free self-guided audio tour – available in nine languages – to discover the grandeur and history of the collection.
Tour the Formal Gardens exploring the individual settings from the beautiful symmetry of Henry Wise’s designs to the Water Terraces which are reminiscent of the Parterre d’Eau at Versailles.
The fragrant Rose Garden is the staple of an English stately home, contained within a circular walk, arched over by slender hoops supporting climbing roses. The central statue is surrounded by beds of roses forming a delightful floral display.
For a brilliantly British experience take Afternoon Tea in The Orangery restaurant. Overlooking the Duke of Marlborough’s private Italian Gardens visitors can enjoy a decadent treat.
In addition to the Palace’s rich heritage there is also a full calendar of activities and events taking place throughout the year from sporting events and musical performances to magical Christmas lights and historical re-enactments.
Stay just outside the Palace gates in the picturesque town of Woodstock, founded almost 900 years ago. With a number of quaint galleries, restaurants, pubs and shops to explore.
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