Blenheim Palace came to be in the early 16th century, when it was built as a gift for John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, from Queen Anne. Over time, the palace became full of treasures, and nowadays visitors can view them first-hand.
Blenheim Palace is open 10am-5pm daily, making it easily accessible during a Cotswolds holiday. When it comes to booking a visit, you can buy tickets in advance or purchase an annual pass.
There is so much to uncover at the palace, including the Churchill exhibition, the ‘Untold Story’ experience and special exhibitions displaying contemporary art.
After soaking up the baroque majesty of the palace, why not go for a walk through the 2000-acre parkland? The Great Lake, Queen Pool and array of stunning gardens are memorable highlights.
Alternatively, enjoy a special afternoon tea or lunch at the on-site restaurant, The Orangery. Mouthwatering cakes, seafood dishes and more can be sampled here.
Blenheim Palace – Christmas
The best time to visit this Woodstock delight is at Christmas. During this time of year there are a wealth of family activities available, from the after-dark illuminated trail to the Christmas Market.
The Kingdom of the Snow Queen steals the show here, though, with a frosty forest and hidden surprises on offer. Blenheim Palace at Christmas is a truly special time.
Enjoy a wonderful day out at Blenheim Palace…
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