Blenheim Palace

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Birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is Britain's finest palace. The entire Blenheim estate consists of the palace, parks, gardens and lakes. The entry pass is for 27 GBP for palace, parks and gardens while 17 GBP for just parks and gardens with discounted prices for families

Photo of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, UK by Nirali Shah

Rated as the best views in Britain, it has enormous lakes and gardens on its estate and will take almost a week to explore everything! Lucky thing, you can overt your tickets to annual pass for free and visit anytime throughout the year. The palace also hosts various cultural events.

Photo of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, UK by Nirali Shah

Blenheim Palace is located in Woodstock in Oxfordshire and is only a twenty minute journey from the Oxford city. Buses run between the Oxford city centre and Blenheim almost every 40 minutes or you can even drive to the palace which has ample parking space.

Photo of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, UK by Nirali Shah

Bring your picnic baskets and enjoy a nice lunch with an awesome view

Photo of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, UK by Nirali Shah
Photo of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, UK by Nirali Shah

This is the Harry Potter tree featuring in the 5th movie - in Snape's occlumency vision

Photo of Harry potter tree, Woodstock, UK by Nirali Shah
Photo of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, UK by Nirali Shah

Inside the palace - the palace tour comes with a free audio guide in many languages. This ceiling is in the Great Hall

Photo of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, UK by Nirali Shah

The Red Room - this was more like a living room and meeting room for the dukes and their guests

Photo of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, UK by Nirali Shah

The Green Room

Photo of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, UK by Nirali Shah

The Green Room was the study room

Photo of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, UK by Nirali Shah

This ceiling adorns the dining room

Photo of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, UK by Nirali Shah

All the chinaware at its full display in the dining room - the current duke many a times arranges for state dinners here

Photo of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, UK by Nirali Shah

Sir Winston Churchill was a very good artist as well - this is his easel

Photo of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, UK by Nirali Shah

A painting by Sir Winston Churchill - Make sure you go through the Winston Churchill exhibition which displays his life and work

Photo of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, UK by Nirali Shah

As I mentioned earlier, a lot of cultural events are held at Blenheim regularly which are displayed on its site well in advance; events like the triathlon, food festival, flower show, jousting etc. most of which are free for annual pass holders. We happened to visit the food festival

Photo of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, UK by Nirali Shah

Around 160 exhibits were displayed at the food festival with cuisines ranging from indian, tibetan, chinese, american, desserts, breads, fresh vegetables and fruits, smoothies, juices, pimms!

Photo of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, UK by Nirali Shah
Photo of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, UK by Nirali Shah
Photo of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, UK by Nirali Shah
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