There are some magnificent places to visit in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace is no exception. In fact as famous houses throughout the UK go Blenheim Palace is widely recognised as one of the most exquisite stately homes in the country. In fact even this year it was awarded the Green Business Silver award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme; another award to add to its already long list of accolades.
The home originally came into play as a gift from Queen Anne to John Churchill who was the 1st Duke of Marlborough. Now a days the home is still in the Marlborough family and is home to the 11th Duke of Marlborough.
If you take a visit into the home you will see that there is a breathtaking collection of paintings, furnishings and tapestries which are reason enough to pay a visit to Blenheim Palace.
Another reason to pay a visit to Blenheim Palace is the fact that the home is packed full of so much history. For example in 1874 former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill was born here and within the home there is a room dedicated to him which pays tribute to this.
It is hard to put into words just how magnificent his building is – it really is something that you have to see in the flesh to be able to appreciate the history, culture and beauty that this home offers.
If you do pay a visit to Blenheim Palace then the start of the art visitor experience will give you a day to remember. You’ll get to tour the palace and learn about its history throughout the past 300 years as well as what it has to offer in the modern day and age.
Even outside of the Blenheim Palace the surroundings and views are fantastic. It is set in 2,000 acres of land which play home to parklands, lakes, fountains and gardens all of which are the perfect setting for a summer’s afternoon.
Blenheim Palace has had restoration work take place throughout much of its grounds so places like The Secret Garden and the Water Terraces are looking better than ever.
There is so much to see and do at Blenheim Palace that it is the perfect setting for a family day out no matter the time of year. A miniature train adds a little excitement to your day out by letting you take a tour of some of the grounds. You can also help to keep everyone entertained by taking part in the Marlborough Maze, touring the Butterfly House or experiencing the Lavender Garden.
It is worth keeping up to date with the events and fun days that take place at Blenheim Palace. There is a full year round schedule of family days out and events which take place, so no matter what time of year you are visiting Oxfordshire there will be something at this magnificent palace to suit you and your family.