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Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace

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Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, OX20 1PP

The Basics

Visitors can choose between two tickets: One provides access to the park and gardens only, while the other grants access to the park, gardens, and palace. The latter includes guided tours of the Palace State Rooms and access to the Untold Story interactive exhibit, which traces the palace’s long history. The Churchill Exhibition explores the life story of the former English prime minister through photographs, letters, and artifacts and is also included with palace admission.

Audio guides are available for a small extra fee, as are special seasonal tours. Visitors can explore the palace independently or go as part of day tours from London, Oxford, or Bournemouth. Day tours typically combine a visit to Blenheim Palace with trips to nearby Cotswolds villages, such as Bampton, Bibury, and Bourton-on-the-Water.

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Blenheim Palace Tour and The Cotswolds Day Trip from London
Blenheim Palace Tour and The Cotswolds Day Trip from London
$90.46 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great tripe the guide was very professional.
Lesley was very professional very good explaining the history of the places and the driver was very patient especially when there was a very bad trafic.
Wanderer564162, Oct 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Oxford

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Clear and brilliant guide
August_F, Sep 2021
Blenheim Palace - Private Tour From London
Richard was a clear-spoken, informative, and thoughtful guide. His knowledge of virtually all the key historic points of interest in the area was exceeded only by his hard work to accommodate our party at every step of the way. I’d book him for any future tour in the London area.
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Amazing Cotswolds/Blenheim Palace/Oxford Private Tour
lilylim72, Feb 2020
Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace Private Day Tour from Oxford
Flexible collection & drop-off points was greatly appreciated. Our tour guide Ian is very and knowledgeable, we personalised our tour by spending some time in Oxford after Blenheim Palace. Amazing history and breathtaking scenery, will definitely visit Cotswolds again to visit other villages that we missed out. Highly recommend tour as you won’t be disappointed.
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A worthwhile day trip
yinvest, Dec 2019
Blenheim Palace - Private Tour From London
Richard is knowledge, personable, and very professional. The visit to Blenheim Palace was interesting and enriching, thanks in large part to Richard’s expertise on the Churchills.
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EXcellent Tour!!
Gjoycegris, Oct 2019
Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London
We so enjoyed this excursion out of the city. Andy Jackson was our guide. His wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm enhanced this tour. The stop in the Cotswolds was a charming village with lots of dining and shopping options. It was fun to see the Downton Abbey Village as a fan of the program. The highlight of the tour was Blenheim Palace. Steve handled the bus expertly and was quick to assist passengers on and off.
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Blenheim Palace Tour
Marilyn H, Oct 2019
The Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace
Enjoyed our day with visits to Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds. Lunch was a small box lunch, advise bringing your own snacks. Seemed to be some confusion between our tour guide and Blenheim Palace for entry procedures. Could have used more time there, but hard to see everything since so far from London.
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History - outside the books!
Rebecca_C, Feb 2020
Private Tour: Blenheim Palace from London
Our tour guide, Kevin, clearly has keen interest in English history and knows it well. He was easy to talk to and he shared many “insider” facts regarding Blenheim - past and current - that made the tour especially worthwhile.
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Amazing
avanburroughs, Jan 2020
Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace Private Day Tour from Oxford
Ian Mowbray-Williams was the most amazing guide After picking our family up at our hotel he took us to little hidden gems, stopped for priceless family photographs and was the highlight of our 18 day trip! He truly listened and conformed this day to our specific desires. We would highly recommend this tour and most especially this guide !
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A hidden gem
davelizotte, Oct 2019
Blenheim Palace Tour and The Cotswolds Day Trip from London
More than I was expecting.Great tour ,tour guide Lesley was fantastic.She is a wealth of knowledge.Moe our driver made you feel secure while he was driving.Dave L
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One day tour
Deuanroong, Oct 2019
Blenheim Palace Tour and The Cotswolds Day Trip from London
Gorgeous, convinience, Crisy was our tour guide, she has been looked after all of us well. Unfortunately, it was showering all the day, we are all wet & dry. We are very happy.
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Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London
Trail496869, Oct 2019
Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London
Great Tour Saw alot of the Country Ebnjoyed the Downton Abbey Village Blenhiem Castle was a great visit - a lot of history Guide was great Enjoed the Cotswolds
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Excellent Visit to Oxford and Blenheim Palace
elizabethjM8832CI, Sep 2019
Oxford University City and Blenheim Palace Private Car Tour
David Garcia was an outstanding guide. Car was very comfortable and he was engaging and extremely knowledgeable. It was such an enjoyable day!
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Blenheim Palace
barbfulmer, Sep 2019
Private Tour: Blenheim Palace from London
Our tour with Richard was very enjoyable. He was very willing to make the tour easier for us as we are both slightly disabled. He shared very knowledgeable information about the palace, the people, and the area. We will definitely make an effort to use him for future tours.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Blenheim Palace is a must for British history buffs, outdoor lovers, and architecture enthusiasts.

  • Four cafés and restaurants can be found on the estate.

  • Free Wi-Fi is available at the palace.

  • The state rooms are accessible to wheelchair users via a staff-operated elevator, though the Untold Story exhibition, as well as some of the special tours, are not.

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How to Get There

Blenheim Palace is situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, about a 20-minute drive from Oxford city. To get here, ride the S3 bus from Oxford, or the Oxford Bus Company’s 500 service from Oxford Parkway.

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When to Get There

Blenheim Palace is open all year, and tours take place every day except Sunday, when visitors can explore independently and guides are stationed in most rooms to answer questions. Summer weekends are busiest, so come midweek or outside of peak summer season (June, July, and August) to avoid the crowds.

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Exploring the Gardens and Grounds

While the palace itself is the main attraction, there is just as much to see in the surrounding gardens and park, portions of which were designed by the famous landscaper Lancelot “Capability” Brown. Ride a minitrain to the Pleasure Gardens, where you’ll find a butterfly house, an adventure playground, and the Marlborough Maze, comprised of thousands of yew hedges. Walking trails around the park lead to other sights, such as the Temple of Diana, where Winston Churchill proposed to his wife, and the Grand Cascade waterfall.

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