Blenheim Palace

Opening Times

Daily : 10.30am – 5.30pm 

Daily: 9am – 6pm

Formal Gardens:
Daily: 10.30am – 6pm

The palace is set in 2,100 acres of 'Capability' Brown parkland and formal gardens. It was built as a gift to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, from Queen Anne in thanks for his victory at the Battle of Blenheim on 13th August 1704.

Today, the Palace is home to one of the most important and extensive historical collections in Europe, including portraits, furniture, sculpture and tapestries.

Amongst the many treasures to be found in the State Rooms are the famous Marlborough Tapestries in the Green Writing Room and the First, Second and Third State Rooms. Worth a visit is the Long Library with its walls lined by more than 10,000 books, many of them hundreds of years old and of great historic significance.

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