Palace in Oxfordshire is the home of the Duke of Marlborough.
This is an independent guide to Blenheim Palace and it's beautiful grounds
and has no affiliation with Blenheim Palace.
just a few miles away in the Oxfordshire town of Witney means that
Blenheim Palace is almost on the doorstep as Woodstock is just a short
drive from Witney.
Residents of, or regular visitors to, the area
may like to take advantage of the Annual Pass scheme.
of Winston Churchill on 1874, Blenheim Palace and the royal
estate of Woodstock was the reward given to John Churchill, Duke of
Marlborough, for his victory over the French at the battle of Blenheim.
gave Churchill the Woodstock estate and funds to build a palace there,
Blenheim Palace: The Untold
A State-of-the-art visitor experience is open in the heart of the Palace called ‘Blenheim Palace:
the Untold Story’. Dramatic moments from the last 300 years of history at Blenheim Palace are
brought to life through animatronic figures and innovative film and projection technology, seen through
the eyes of the servants.
are two main entrances to Blenheim Palace, one just south of Woodstock
on the Oxford Road and the other through the Triumphal Arch at
the end of Park Street in Woodstock. There are various other entrances
that are suitable for pedestrians.
Palace was designed by the architect Sir John Vanbrugh. Blenheim
Palace was started in 1705 and was finished after the death of
John Chruchill in 1722.
porcelain collections and magnificant tapestries fill the stunning
to Belnheim Palace can tour around the Private Apartments and
see where the current Duke and his family live. The Private Apartment tours only run during the
summer and depends if His Grace is in residence.
gardens flank the house and Blenheim Palace is set in around 2,100
acres of spectacular parkland landscaped by Capability Brown and
surrounded by sweeping manicured lawns.
impressive lake crossed by a bridge leads up to Blenheim Palace
giving what must be one of the most picturesque and photographed
scenes in the UK.
impressive Column of Victory, standing 40 metres high, was started
five years after the Duke of Marlborough's death and was completed
in 1730 at a cost of £3,000. The column is topped by the
lead statue of the Duke.