Awards for Blenheim Palace

Green Tourism Gold Award

A Green Tourism award shows that a business has been independently assessed and certified, so you can choose the greenest option with confidence. Businesses which meet Green Tourism standards receive a Bronze, Silver, or Gold award based on their level of sustainability. Green Tourism is validated by ICRT on behalf of VisitEngland, VisitWales, VisitScotland and Northern Ireland Tourism. Additional information on this certification scheme can be found here.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available here.

Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

The Friends of the HHA is made up of individuals and families who, in recognition of their support, are offered free access during normal opening hours to nearly 300 historic houses and gardens which are owned by Members of the Association

Additional information on this classification scheme is available here.

The Treasure Houses of England

The Treasure Houses of England are ten of the most magnificent palaces, houses and castles in England today. Each has its own unique charm and all combine together to give a fascinating insight into life in England over the centuries.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available here.

Hudsons Heritage Awards - Winner

Hudson's HeritageAwards are awarded annually by an independent panel of judges to heritage sites which offer outstanding experiences for visitors. Awards are made in the following categories: Family Day OUt; Eating Out; Accommodation; New Discovery; Hidden Gem; Vedding Venue; Event; Beyond the Call of Duty; Commercial Innovation; Shopping; New Commission and one award for Best Picnic Spot which invites nominations from the general public.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available here.

Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Self-assessed Accessibility Information provides a list of available facilities and services, highlighted as being of key importance by disabled people.  Along with Access Statements, which provide a fuller written description of accessibility, it can help people with access needs make an informed choice as to whether accommodation, attractions, food & drink or shopping establishments meet their needs.

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