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Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace

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Blenheim Palace is home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. A true masterpiece of 18th Century Baroque architecture, Blenheim Palace delivers an awe-inspiring experience for visitors. Discover the beauty of this World Heritage Site amongst over 2000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown parkland and 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. Tours, exhibitions and events reveal the sheer splendour of Britain’s Greatest Palace.

Buy one day, get 12 months free so you can keep coming back to explore all that there is on offer.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

French, German, Japanese, Italian, Russian and Chinese guides.

Opening Details

Open all the time

Opening Hours

Park: 09.00 – 18.00 or dusk if earlier
Formal Gardens: 10.00 – 17.30
Palace: 10.30 – 17.30 (last admission 16.45)

Opening Dates from 13th February 2016

Open daily all year (except Christmas Day)

Seasonal Dates for Groups

Main Season Dates: 13th – 21st February, 25th March – 30th October

Low Season Dates: 22nd February – 24th March, 31st October – 31st December

Prices

Blenheim Palace Admission Prices 2016

Prices for Palace, Park & Gardens:

Adults £24.90
Senior / Students £19.90
Child (5-16 Years inc) £13.90
Family (2 adults + 2 children) £59.90

Prices for Park & Gardens only:

Adults £14.90
Senior / Students £10.90
Child (5-16 Years inc) £6.90
Family (2 adults + 2 children) £39.90

Please note that some events are entirely separate to the Palace, Park and Gardens and additional admission fees might therefore apply. Please check www.blenheimpalace.com for details or call 0800 849 6500.

Discounted tickets on sale at Oxford Visitor Information Centre and online in their eShop at www.experienceoxfordshire.org.

'Capability' Brown

Sat 13 Feb - Sat 31 Dec 2016

Celebrate our great outdoors and join us in commemorating 300 years of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown.

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Easter Royal Tea Workshop

Mon 21 Mar 2016

Join HRH Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia and Serbia and The Royal Butler for this exciting chance to learn how to host the perfect Easter Tea.

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Easter Weekend

Fri 25 - Mon 28 Mar 2016

There is plenty of family fun to be had over Easter at Blenheim Palace, with an eggstravaganza of activities taking place!

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CADA Antiques Fair

Thu 21 - Sun 24 Apr 2016

The Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers' Association Fair returns to the elegant setting of Blenheim Palace for 2016.

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Spring Jousting Tournament

Sat 30 Apr - Mon 2 May 2016

Join us for Early May Bank Holiday as we welcome the 'Knights of Royal England' for an epic battle on the South Lawn.

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Address

Woodstock,
Oxfordshire,
OX20 1PP

  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • Green Tourism Gold Award
  • Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme
  • The Treasure Houses of England
  • Hudsons Heritage Awards - Winner
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Historic House, £6.90-£24.90

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Location

Directions

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Map reference: SP 441160  Lat: 51.84148 Long: -1.36113

Blenheim Palace is in Woodstock, 8 miles from Oxford on the A44 Evesham Road. It is easily accessible by car, coach and train. Blenheim is 12 miles from junction 9 of the M40 and is signposted from the motorway.
Bus Route S3 Stagecoach service departs from bay 8, Gloucester Green Coach station, every half hour seven days a week.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Oxford station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

French, German, Japanese, Italian, Russian and Chinese guides.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesGravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesRamp

Dining

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit