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Blenheim Palace
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US$34.04*
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Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Woodstock
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill,, Blenheim Palace is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture that boasts over 300 years of history to discover. This World Heritage Site is set within more than 2000 acres of Parkland landscaped by 'Capability' Brown, and the Palace itself houses some of the finest collections of antique furniture in Europe.Situated in Woodstock, just 8 miles from Oxford, Blenheim Palace is Britain's Greatest Palace and offers visitors a precious time, every time.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps it was due to the gorgeously sunny weather but Blenheim Palace really is a stunning place. The grounds are so varied, from formal gardens to cascading waterfalls, a lake and numerous varieties of trees. There is enough here to easily fill a day, we wished we had brought a picnic. The house is worth popping your head into to have a look. I think like a lot of stately homes, once you've been i you've probably seen it. Whereas the grounds I could keep going back throughout the seasons.
Its a little pricey at £26 per adult for house+gardens. We used some tesco clubcard vouchers to boost and get one of us in for a lot cheaper. Definitely worth looking at. If you live nearby and think you would return theres the option of converting fully paid tickets to annual passes for free.
Overall Blenheim Palace offers a fantastic day out for all ages.

Thank Siobhany25
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my partner. The gardens are lovely, we spent hours wandering round them in the sunshine. The inside of the palace was nice, but when you get to the entrance you could go one way or the other, we wanted to see both, but both options took you back out of the palace so had to go back round to the front to get in again, just a little annoying. There isnt that much inside either, the staff are really friendly and knowledgeable and more than happy to chat and answer questions. Would deffo go back but think I would just visit the gardens.

The maze was good too!

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Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to Blenheim Palace. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit, in particular exploring our gardens and are grateful for your feedback.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great sense of history and magnificent, peaceful trails, meadows, and gardens. Can take a city bus from Oxford!

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BlenheimPalace1, Marketing Assistant at Blenheim Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review following your visit to Blenheim Palace. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed discovering our World Heritage Site. If you decide to travel car-free, we offer a 30% discount on admission with a train or bus ticket. We hope you were able to take advantage of this offer and consider returning to explore all we have to offer.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A first time visit to this wonderful place, the birthplace of Winston Churchill. A must for anyone interested in history and who will appreciate fine architecture.

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BlenheimPalace1, Marketing Assistant at Blenheim Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Blenheim Palace following your recent visit. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed discovering our rich history and hope to welcome you back soon to explore everything else we have to offer.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited with friends on a Friday. Plenty of parking space in the grounds. The entrance fee is expensive (£26 p.p), with a concession price of £23 for oldies.However you do get a free guided tour of the house,
(not Sundays), and access to the extensive grounds and gardens. There is also a very informative Winston Churchill exhibition. Churchill was born at the Palace by accident and you can visit the very room where he first appeared!
We converted our entrance ticket to an annual pass - this is free of charge and a must if you live fairly local.
There are a number of other tours around the house but these are extra - around £5 each. Best thing to do is use your annual pass to come back again and go on these tours as you would not have to pay the entrance fee again. The free guided tour is a well worth going on. We had a superb guide who explained clearly the history of the palace and the story of the Marlborough family whilst taking us through the various rooms. We explored the lovely grounds and gardens after a refreshing cup of tea and sandwich in the cafe, Try and make it to the cascades where the power is generated to supply the main house. In all we spent about five hours here - well justifying the entrance fee. Highly recommended.

Thank chrisatholly55
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Thank you for leaving a review following your recent visit to Blenheim Palace.

We're extremely pleased to read your comments on your overall experience and are excited to welcome you back soon to continue exploring this World Heritage Site.

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