Does anyone know if there is a way to get entry at a discounted rate?
We are going there in a couple of weeks time.
If you are an early bird, do as the townspeople do and enter the grounds between 6:30 am when the town gate opens and 9am when they start charging the entry fee. You can't get everywhere but can do the beautiful road along the lake through some lovely Capability Brown landscapes and past some of the back areas (sheep!). I did morning runs there every day we were there just because it was so lovely in the am, not because I love to run. You also don't have to be out by 9am. If you decide to enter the buildings and the inner gardens, you will need to go back to the gate to get a ticket, as I recall. Note that there are 2 gates - one is set up for the masses and the buses with lots of parking. The other is in the town of Woodstock, with different parking inside on the grounds.
Blenheim's standard £22.50 comes down to £18 if you're 60 or over or if you've got student ID.There's also a military discount.
Otherwise: Tesco vouchers are the only way of getting a discount.
Access to the public footpaths across the park via the public footpath entrances (at least a dozen, all round the estate perimeter, including the gate opposite the Black Prince) is free, all day and night, every day of the year. Very, very rarely people venturing off the unmarked public footpaths are apparently challenged, asked to show a ticket and asked to get back onto the paths.
But I've never met anyone who's run (or walked) into this.Edited: 20 November 2014, 06:30
Thanks for the replies. Is NUS card OK to get a discounted entry?
You can also get discounted entry if you arrive by public transport.