Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace Receive a warm welcome into the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Wonder at this masterpiece of 18th century baroque architecture, which houses some of the finest antique collections in Europe. Take a tour of the State Rooms and admire the portraits, tapestries and exquisite furniture while learning about the 300-year history of this National Treasure.
Explore this World Heritage Site amongst over 2000 acres of 'Capability' Brown landscaped parkland. Take a stroll up to the Grand Cascades or around the Lake to admire some of the finest views in England, looking out for the historical monuments such as the Column of Victory, Grand Bridge and Temple of Diana. Discover an array of Formal Gardens, including the Rose Garden, Water Terraces and Secret Garden. Delight in our family friendly Pleasure Gardens, reached by miniature train, with a giant hedge maze, butterfly house and adventure playground.
Blenheim Palace is not only an iconic part of history, but also a living, changing experience with a wealth of sporting and cultural events, themed exhibitions and tours throughout the year.
Blenheim Palace is a timeless pleasure, and offers visitors a precious time, every time.

Opening Hours:
Park 09.00 to 16.45
Palace & Gardens 10.30 to 17.30
Last admission at 16.45
When you buy a single day ticket to the Palace, Park and Gardens you can convert it for free to an Annual Pass, offering you unlimited entry to Blenheim Palace for an entire year, as well as free or discounted entry to many of our events. Terms and conditions apply. For full details visit or call 0800 849 6500 (24 hour recorded information)


Travel by road

Blenheim Palace sits at the edge of the picturesque town of Woodstock, in Oxfordshire. It is a 20-minute journey from Oxford. The Palace is also within reach of central London which is around one and a half hours by car and about the same distance from Birmingham. The Palace is signposted from junction 9 of the M40.

By public transport

Nearby train stations include Oxford and Bicester. Trains run regularly to these stations from London Paddington and Marylebone respectively. The S3 bus service to Woodstock runs every 30 minutes from Oxford train station and Oxford's Gloucester Green bus station to the gates of Blenheim Palace. Please ask the bus driver to identify the appropriate stop.