Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is true Baroque treasure. It is a wonderful place to walk in the grounds (designed by Capability Brown) but the interiors of this sumptuous palace are a joy to behold. The history of the land dates back to Norman times in the 11th century but it was Queen Anne who granted the Manor of Woodstock on which a palace was to be built in the 18th century. It is also famous as being the birthplace of Winston Churchill, the great statesman and Prime Minister in England during the Second World War. You will see magnificent paintings, tapestries, sculptures and a beautiful chapel with the tomb of the Duke of Marlborough. You will see the room in which Winston Churchill was born and learn more about his life and contribution to England over the years. You may wish to take tea on the Water Terraces with long vistas over the lakes and grounds in the distance. This World Heritage site is truly awe-inspiring and well worth a day trip from London.

Photographs by Jarrald Publishing reproduced with the kind permission of His Grace the Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace Image Library.