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Review of Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace
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Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Woodstock
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill,, Blenheim Palace is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture that boasts over 300 years of history to discover. This World Heritage Site is set within more than 2000 acres of Parkland landscaped by 'Capability' Brown, and the Palace itself houses some of the finest collections of antique furniture in Europe.Situated in Woodstock, just 8 miles from Oxford, Blenheim Palace is Britain's Greatest Palace and offers visitors a precious time, every time.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Loved the fact that there's something for everybody. We had beautiful spring weather so it was a pleasure walking the park lands and gardens.

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Reviewed 24 February 2012

Beautiful day out. John Piper exhibition very good , especially with the organ playing in the background. Far too early for the daffodils.Herons nesting on the island in the middle of the lake.Worth a short walk into woodstock to visit the church and the museum(free). Excellent and hands on for kids.

1  Thank MiddleEnglandCharlie
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

A visit mid February with rain and wind outside, but the inside was a great surprise!
We joined the guide tour and she was very knowledgeable and quite gracious. We also visited the Churchill exhibition, and from his letters it turns out that pour guy was very lonely as a child/teenager due to living mainly in boardig schools.
Beautiful styles inside, and a good history lesson for a foreigner who wants to learn about British aristocracy.
We were able to transform our tickets into annual passes and are already planning a return visit in the summer to enjoy the park and gardens.

1  Thank Sandybel_11
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

This place blows me away every time I go through the gates - speak to the people that work there and every day they go to work they see something different and something magnificent.
It was SO beautiful. Yes, it was expensive, but no more so than other UK attractions.
We also attended the wedding fair - I would LOVE to get married here (need to save!).
The grounds are stunning, kept SO well
Well done everyone there. It is wonderful. I will be back SOON!

1  Thank Charlie C
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

If you come from a country that has a shorter history than ours and no Monarchy that bestows honours and privileges upon upper class twerps then you may well find this a fascinating experience. The Churchill exhibition was good and in spring and summer you could spend hours in the grounds and around the water enjoying the views created by Capability Brown. (but just remember that it is a false landscape that was created by the hard manual labours of working men and women for the benefit of the Landed Gentry....and that one of the reasons you are allowed in at a cost of £20 quid is to keep the ancestors of the original owners in the style to which they have been accustomed)

3  Thank William R
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