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Woodstock, Oxford,
Oxford, OX20 1UL

01993 810530

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2018-01-03 03:23:23

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Visitors are advised to check the Blenheim Palace website before visiting.

Open throughout the year except Christmas Day:

Park: 09.00-18.00
Formal Gardens: 10.00-18.00
Palace: 10.30-17.30 (last admission: 16.45)

Opening times vary during the winter season. 

Parties/Coaches: Yes

For group bookings call 01993 815 600

Group Appointment: No
House Open for Viewing: Yes

See website to book a Palace, Park & Gardens ticket.

National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

All year June/July

To see:

The Secret Garden
The Cascades
The Rose Garden
The Water Terraces
The Italian Garden
The Churchill Memorial Garden
Over 90 acres of award winning Formal Gardens set amongst 2,100 acres of 'Capability' Brown landscaped Parkland.

Admission Prices

Palace, Park & Gardens: Adult £27.00; Child £15.50; Concessions £24.00; Family £65.50
Park & Gardens: Adult £16.00; Child (5-16) £7.40; Concessions £13.00; Family £43.00

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Daily tours of the Formal Gardens.

Garden Features & Events

Multimedia Guide
The Churchill Exhibition
The Untold Story
State Room tours
NEW 'Upstairs', 'Downstairs' and 'Private Apartments' tours (small extra fee applies)

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

The Bear, Woodstock
The Feathers, Woodstock


La Galleria, Woodstock

Inns & Pubs:

The King's Arms, Woodstock
The Star Inn, Woodstock

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Woodstock town
Bladon Cemetery - grave of Sir Winston Churchill

Description of Garden

The Gardens cover more than 200 acres, including over 90 acres of award winning Formal Gardens. They were originally designed for the 1st Duke of Marlborough over 300 years ago to complement the Palace, though there have been many changes and additions over the years. 

There are various walks through the Gardens that take visitors to the Water Terraces, the South Lawn, the Hidden Garden, the Secret Garden, the Rose Garden and the Cascades. The gardens are totally accessible, however there are some steep slopes and the paths are gravel.

History Of Garden

Originally designed by John Vanbrugh for the 1st Duke in 1709, the Park was laid out in a Great Parterre. In 1763-1774 the 4th Duke employed Capability Brown to transform it into 'natural scenery', which involved building the Great Lake which remains in front of the Palace today. In 1924 Achille Duchene renovated the entire Gardens on the east and west fronts, resulting in the Italian Garden and the magnificent Water Terraces.

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