Dating back 300 years
and packed full of games and play, Blenheim Palace is a World Heritage
gem nestled in the rolling hills of Oxfordshire
About Blenheim Palace
A palace that is over 300 years old is deemed pretty magnificent and in need of a lot of care! It was home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough AND played host to Hollywood royalty during the production of films like Mission Impossible and Harry Potter. Did you know that Sir Winston Churchill was born here? You can walk in his footsteps in the formal gardens and learn how they've been cared for. With a variety of Blenheim Palace Tours available, you can discover the palace in a whole new way.
Things To See and Do
You can go on a Blenheim Palace tour, of the upstairs in Marlborough's private apartments. Discover secret corridors, glorious spiral staircases and a whole host of illustrious guests! There are priceless collections of beautiful paintings, tapestries, portraits and more. You can also see the spectacular Baroque architecture in and around Blenheim Palace, a remarkable stamp of 18th-century architecture.
Visit The Churchill Exhibition and find a varying collection of historic artefacts, and how technology has documented key aspects of Churchill's life. His most cherished places in the palace, and the birth room - which has recently reopened!
Step down into the Formal Gardens for a beautiful landscape that surrounds Blenheim Palace. Home to the majestic Water Terraces, Churchill Memorial Garden and a symphony of delicate roses in the Rose Garden. And there's now a NEW accessible path heading down to the Formal Gardens, so everyone can enjoy the beauty of the park and gardens, as well as the lake! And if you love to explore, then the Marlborough Maze might be something of interest! It's 2 miles in length and made up of hundreds of yew trees in an intricate design. You can have hours of fun here! The Walled Garden is another natural piece of heaven, with a sweet-smelling lavender garden, a miniature train ride to the Pleasure Gardens and a play area full of slides, swings and a sand pit. Just don’t miss the butterfly house. It’s filled with gorgeous specimens from all over the world.
Food & Drink
There are plenty of places for you and the family to grab something to eat. From The Oxfordshire Pantry for your quick and easy fixes like sandwiches, The Orangery Restaurant, The Walled Garden Pizzeria, The Stables Cafe for some delicious cakes and pastries or the Churchill Cabin. You can enjoy a spot of tea here and some tasty cakes!
Now it’s yours to explore for a day full of fun!
- A World Heritage Site with a beautiful Blenheim park and gardens
- Buggy tours and a Blenheim Palace guided tour
- Check out the exotic inhabitants of the butterfly house