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Blenheim Palace

West Oxfordshire

Type:Historic House / Palace

Blenheim Palace Grounds, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PS

Tel: +44 01993 811091

Blenheim Palace

About

Receive a warm welcome into the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Wonder at this masterpiece of 18th century baroque architecture, which houses some of the finest antique collections in Europe. Take a tour of the State Rooms and admire the portraits, tapestries and exquisite furniture while learning about the 300-year history of this National Treasure.

Explore this World Heritage Site amongst over 2000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland. Take a stroll up to the Grand Cascades or around the Lake to admire some of the finest views in England, looking out for the historical monuments such as the Column of Victory, Grand Bridge and Temple of Diana. Discover an array of Formal Gardens, including the Rose Garden, Water Terraces and Secret Garden. Delight in our family friendly Pleasure Gardens, reached by miniature train, with a giant hedge maze, butterfly house and adventure playground.

Blenheim Palace is not only an iconic part of history, but also a living, changing experience with a wealth of sporting and cultural events, themed exhibitions and tours throughout the year.

Blenheim Palace is a timeless pleasure, and offers visitors a precious time, every time.

Our Charity and Gift Aid:

As a registered charity your admission fee makes a big contribution to the amount of restoration and conservation we can achieve every year, securing the future of this World Heritage Site.

By agreeing to donate your Palace, Park and Gardens admission on arrival you can benefit from converting to a free Annual Pass*. To help us achieve even more we ask that you kindly agree to Gift Aid* your donation when you come to claim your Annual Pass, which makes your donation go even further.

*Terms & Conditions apply

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Palace, Park & Gardens - Adult£27.00 per ticket
Palace, Park & Gardens - Child (5-16)£15.50 per ticket
Palace, Park & Gardens - Concession with ID£24.00 per ticket
Palace, Park & Gardens - Family (2+2 or 1+3)£65.50 per ticket
Park & Gardens - Adult£16.00 per ticket
Park & Gardens - Child (5-16)£7.40 per ticket
Park & Gardens - Concession£13.00 per ticket
Park & Gardens - Family (2+2 or 1+3)£43.00 per ticket

Concession rates are only available from Monday-Friday

Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access - A lift is available to take non-electric chairs up to the Palace for the main tour. Electric chair users will need to swap over to a Palace-owned chair. For the 'Untold Story', there is a separate cinema situated in the stables area.

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Languages spoken

  • Dutch spoken
  • French spoken
  • German spoken
  • Italian spoken
  • Japanese spoken

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 3 hours
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 120
  • Min group size - 5
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Special group rates
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is M40. M40 jct 9 onto A34 (Oxford). Then onto A44 (Woodstock and Evesham). Blenheim is only 8 miles from Oxford, close to Shakespeare’s Stratford on Avon and easily accessible from both London and Birmingham. Follow brown signs.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Oxford. Bus 20 at station to main gate.

Awards

  • ETC Quality Attractions - Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2014
  • Green Tourism Business Scheme -Green Business Gold Green Business Gold 2013
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2013
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2016/17 – Bronze Beautiful South Awards Winners 2016/17 – Bronze 2017
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Gold Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Gold 2018
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

The Palace (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 16:30*
The Park & Formal Gardens (9 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 18:30*
Bank Holiday09:00 - 18:30*

* Opening times will vary for different areas, please see our website for more details.
Open daily all year (except Christmas day)
Last entry to the Palace 15:45
Park & Formal Gardens close at 18:30 or dusk if earlier

Park closes at dusk each day

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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