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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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  • Absolute traffic nightmare on the roads around Woodstock. I will never visit again when an event is on, let alone two events on the day of our visit.  more »
  • As a, recently diagnosed, 64 year old coeliac I am quite careful about eating out. The first place I tried after my diagnosis was Raymond Blanc's Le Manoir; very successful. Our original plans for our...  more »
  • 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.
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