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Blenheim Palace

Woodstock Category Historic Sites
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Home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace is the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and a World Heritage Site.

Blenheim Palace was a gift from Queen Anne and a grateful nation to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough following his famous victory at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704. Visit the gilded State Rooms, which house one of the finest collections in Europe, and the fascinating visitor experience, ‘Blenheim Palace: The Untold Story’. The Churchill Exhibition includes the room where Sir Winston Churchill was born 1874.

Situated in Woodstock, just 8 miles from Oxford, Blenheim Palace is surrounded by over 2,000 acres of 'Capability' Brown landscaped parkland, the great lake, and beautiful formal gardens, offering an unforgettable day out for all.

We look forward to welcoming you to Britain’s Greatest Palace

There is a busy programme of events all year round, from jousting tournaments, to open air concerts. You can even see some of the palace's history brought to life in fun animatronic and digital displays.

Overall Dates

• Saturday 9 February to Friday 13 December 2013
• Saturday 9 February to Sunday 3 November 2013 (Palace open daily)
• Wednesday 6 November to Friday 13 December 2013 (Palace open Wednesday to Sunday)

Opening Hours

• Palace & Formal Gardens open daily,
• Gardens open from 10.00am,
• Palace from 10.30am to 5:30pm (last admission 4.45pm) with areas to be vacated by 6.00pm
• Park open daily from 9.00am to 6.00pm (last admission 4.45pm or dusk) except Christmas Day - all areas to be vacated by 6.30pm latest

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