Blenheim Palace - Things to Know Before Visiting
Woodstock OX20 1PP, UK
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About Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace a World Heritage Site with over 300 years of History and home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his Family. Explore over 2000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland and 90 acres of award-winning Formal Gardens. Ride the miniature train to The Pleasure Gardens, a dedicated family area that offers a giant hedge maze, butterfly house and adventure playground.
Attractions Near Blenheim Palace
Oxfordshire Museum is a large 18thcentury house in the heart of the historic town of Woodstock, which tells the story of Oxfordshire through its galleries and exhibitions. The museum features collections of local history, art, archaeology, the landscape and wildlife relating to the county of Oxfordshire, and to the town of Woodstock in particular.
A beautiful park of over 2000 acres, beautifully landscaped and well worth a visit in its own right. Gentle hillsides and well-kept lakes are complemented by large pastures with free-roaming sheep. The park was once an Anglo-Saxon chase and then a twelfth-century deer park. It now includes the Pleasure Gardens, Italian Garden and Rose Garden are well worth a visit as is the 'Capability' Brown landscaped Park.
The Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum is a military museum in the town of Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, north of Oxford. The museum is on the edge of the Cotswolds. It offers its visitors engaging and immersive experiences through a changing exhibitions programme and permanent galleries including a recreated Great War trench, a mock up section of a Horsa Glider from D Day and Afghan Alley.
St Martin's church stands on a low rise above the main road running through the village of Bladon. It is a majestic and beautiful church with a good choir, children’s ministry, study groups, warm fellowship and lively social events. It is best known for the graves of the Spencer-Churchill family, including Sir Winston Churchill, in its churchyard.
The Oxford Bus Museum is a transport museum at Long Hanborough. This beautiful and historic museum tells the story of bus and coach travel around Oxfordshire over the last 130 years. Our exhibits include a historic preserved horse-drawn tram, motor buses, coaches and a wide selection of artefacts - including bus stops, ticket machines, timetables, posters and staff uniforms.
The remains of North Leigh Roman Villa are set within a peaceful landscape on the banks of the river Evenlode in Oxfordshire. This ‘courtyard villa’ is considered to be one of the larger villas of Roman Britain. It was at its most extensive in the early 4th century, when it included three bath suites, 16 mosaic floors and 11 rooms with under-floor heating. Significant finds of pre-Roman Iron Age pottery and other features beneath the former south-west range show evidence of earlier occupation.
Where is Blenheim Palace
Discover More Attractions in Oxfordshire, Where Blenheim Palace Is Located
Oxfordshire is a landlocked county in the far west of the government statistical region of South East England. The ceremonial county borders Warwickshire to the north-west, Northamptonshire to the north-east, Buckinghamshire to the east, Berkshire to the south, Wiltshire to the south-west and Gloucestershire to the west.