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Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Blenheim Park
Woodstock
OX20 1PP
01993 810530

About Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

Home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is undoubtedly one of the finest palaces in the UK and a masterpiece of Baroque architecture.

Located in the heart of the pretty Cotswold market town of Woodstock, the World Heritage Site is the only non-royal country house in England to hold the title of a palace.

It was built as a gift to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, from Queen Anne and the nation in gratitude for his victory at the Battle of Blenheim on 13th August 1704.

Image: Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Park & Gardens

The picture-perfect British stately home that is Blenheim Palace sits among more than 2000 acres of extraordinary landscaped parkland and formal gardens.

A visit to Blenheim Park offers an unforgettable experience. With its rolling hillsides, ornate bridges over water, and well-kept gardens, not to mention over 2000 acres of parkland to explore, you will find plenty of beautiful spots to enjoy with your family.

Take in the sights from the Woodstock Gate, regarded as one of the most striking views in England, to the banks of Queen Pool Lake. Enjoy the magnificence of this capability brown gardens and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The award-winning formal gardens, commissioned by the 9th Duke of Marlborough, include a secret garden, majestic water terraces, a fragrant rose garden and the grand cascade and lake.

Take time to enjoy The Pleasure Gardens, where you can hop aboard the miniature train, get lost in the giant maze or visit the tropical butterfly house.

Getting there

By train
The nearest stations to the Palace are Oxford (9.1 miles), Oxford Parkway (6.2 miles), and Long Hanborough (3 miles).

Visitors arriving at Hanborough rail station can take a free shuttle bus service at weekends every 30 minutes. The service operates between 9.10am and 5.40pm on Saturday and Sunday to coincide with GWR train arrival and departure times.

By bus
The S3 bus from Oxford to Woodstock runs every 30 minutes from Oxford train station and Oxford’s Gloucester Green bus station to the gates of the Palace. The 7 bus from Oxford to Woodstock runs from Oxford train station and George street via Oxford Parkway to the gates of the Palace. The 500 service leaves from Oxford Parkway and stops at the Palace and Woodstock.

By car
Blenheim Palace is located 8 miles north-west of Oxford, on the A44 Evesham Road. The Palace is signposted from junction nine of the M40. If you’re using satelite navigation (satnav), please use the postcode OX20 1UL. There is a 20mph spead limit across the Estate.

What’s on at Blenheim Palace

The Household Cavalry Exhibition

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock Blenheim Park, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

British photographic artist Ripley has created twelve large-scale portraits of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, and they are on display at Blenheim Palace.

From £22.00

Sobell House Hospice Winter Walk 2024

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock Blenheim Park, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire’s much-loved Winter Walk is back at Blenheim Palace for 2024, and the 4.2km walk is suitable for all ages and abilities.

£10.00 – £20.00

Icons of British Fashion Exhibition

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock Blenheim Park, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

The Icons of British Fashion exhibition at Blenheim Palace features designs and loans to celebrate fashion from the past to the present.

OX5 Run

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock Blenheim Park, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Join the OX5 RUN for a day of fun, making memories and fundraising for our amazing Oxford Children’s Hospitals.

£20.00 – £33.00

Easter at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock Blenheim Park, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Visit Blenheim Palace for a perfect family day out during the 2024 Easter weekend.

Jousting tournament at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock Blenheim Park, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Step back in time to medieval England and join the Blenheim Palace Team for an action-packed weekend of jousting tournament.

Giffords Circus at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock Blenheim Park, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Roll up, roll up, Giffords Circus is back at Blenheim Palace with a brand new show, AVALON, by the acclaimed Director Cal McCrystal.

£10.00 – £40.00

Blenheim Palace Triathlon 2024

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock Blenheim Park, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Every year, competitors and spectators are welcomed to the stunning surroundings of Blenheim Palace to take part in one of the most spectacular triathlons in Europe.

£11.50 – £66.00

Nocturne Live 2024 at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock Blenheim Park, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Nocturne Live is a series of summer concerts that turns the The Great Court in Blenheim Palace into a grand arena with world-class acts and 10,000 seats.

TBC

Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2024

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock Blenheim Park, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

A riot of colour, fragrance and weird and wonderful plants – the 20,000 square foot Grand Floral Pavilion forms the centrepiece of the show at Blenheim Palace.

Battle Proms Picnic Concert 2024

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock Blenheim Park, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

The Battle Proms Picnic Concert at Blenheim Palace a full 2-hour orchestral concert from The New English Concert Orchestra featuring a host of well-known uplifting classical pieces.

From £22.00

Mohammed Sami: ‘After the Storm’

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock Blenheim Park, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Blenheim Art Foundation is pleased to announce a major solo exhibition by Mohammed Sami coming to Blenheim Palace.

From £22.00

The Game Fair 2024

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock Blenheim Park, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

The Game Fair – the annual gathering for people passionate about countryside pursuits and the Great British Countryside in all its glory – is returning to Blenheim Palace.

From £10.40

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials 2024

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock Blenheim Park, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

The Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials is four days of eventing action, including Dressage, Cross Country and Showjumping.

From £10.00

Blenheim Palace Christmas Market 2024

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock Blenheim Park, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Escape the bustle of the high street and soak up the festive atmosphere of the Christmas market set against the magnificent backdrop of Blenheim Palace.

Free

Neverland® in the Palace

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock Blenheim Park, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Visit Blenheim Palace for a swashbuckling adventure in Neverland, a place bursting with magic and make believe. Follow Tinkerbell through our State rooms as she sprinkles fairy dust over baubles and Christmas trees, wander through a moonlit London skyline and onto the Mermaid Lagoon.

From £22.00


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