Blenheim Palace


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Blenheim Palace
Woodstock
Oxfordshire
OX20 1UL
England

  • Customer Services: 01993810530

A visit to Blenheim Palace offers an unforgettable experience. It’s a chance to share the splendours of Baroque architecture designed in the 1700s by Vanbrugh and Hawksmoor, to wonder at the collections of art, tapestry and antiques, and to explore the Park and Gardens and discover landscapes crafted by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown to form magnificent vistas of English countryside. If you are visiting Blenheim Palace for the first time, we have 300 years of history and 2000 acres of beautiful landscapes for you to discover. With just a single day, you can enjoy guided tours of the Palace, home to the Dukes of Marlborough and the greatest Briton, Sir Winston Churchill. You will find exhibits that tell the story of their lives, and the lives of those who have run the Palace and Estate for three centuries, through diaries, artefacts, photographs and film. Our annual pass will give you more time for our rich history to unfold, and to appreciate the natural delights of the changing seasons as they play across the glorious parkland that, together with the Palace, make this a World Heritage Site. With a rich variety of cultural highlights spanning the calendar, you can indulge in our programme of special events; from medieval jousting displays, Christmas Lights, big stage music Nocturnes and contemporary art installations. Britain’s Greatest Palace. Our Charity and Gift Aid: As a registered charity your admission fee makes a big contribution to the amount of restoration and conservation we can achieve every year, securing the future of this World Heritage Site. By agreeing to donate your Palace, Park and Gardens admission on arrival you can benefit from converting to a free Annual Pass*. To help us achieve even more we ask that you kindly agree to Gift Aid* your donation when you come to claim your Annual Pass, which makes your donation go even further. *Terms & Conditions apply

Further information

Opening Hours:

Opening times Park & Formal Gardens: Open daily 09.00 - 18.30 or dusk if earlier. Palace: Open daily 10.30 - 16.30, last entry 15.45. Please note: we are closed on Christmas Day.

Charges:

Visit www.blenheimpalace.com/book for ticket prices.

Discounts:

  • National Art Pass
  • English Heritage

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Children's play area
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Gardens open to public
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan

Facilities information:

Blenheim Palace is situated in the picturesque and historic town of Woodstock, 8 miles North West of Oxford on the A44 Evesham Road, and approximately an hour's drive from both London and Birmingham. Stratford-upon-Avon is only 45 minutes drive away. Approaching Oxford on the M40, exit at junction 9 and follow signs to Blenheim. From other directions take the A44 exit from the Oxford by-pass. There is unlimited free car parking for cars and coaches. The nearest British Rail main line station is Oxford. The number S3 bus runs from there to Woodstock at approximately 30 minute intervals.

Services:

  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • Guided tours
  • Licensed for weddings
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students

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