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Visitors are advised to check the Blenheim Palace website before visiting.
Open throughout the year except Christmas Day:
Formal Gardens: 10.00-18.00
Palace: 10.30-17.30 (last admission: 16.45)
Opening times vary during the winter season.
For group bookings call 01993 815 600
See website to book a Palace, Park & Gardens ticket.
All year June/July
The Secret Garden
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.
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
Daily tours of the Formal Gardens.
The Churchill Exhibition
The Untold Story
State Room tours
NEW 'Upstairs', 'Downstairs' and 'Private Apartments' tours (small extra fee applies)
The Bear, Woodstock
The Feathers, Woodstock
La Galleria, Woodstock
The King's Arms, Woodstock
The Star Inn, Woodstock
Bladon Cemetery - grave of Sir Winston Churchill
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.
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.