Blenheim Palace
Park

The Park

The inspired work of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown has created a lasting legacy in the Park at Blenheim Palace, and with over 2,000 acres to explore there is always more to discover.

Dogs

Dogs are welcome in the Park on leads at all times. There are two dog-friendly walks available and dog facilities outside the Visitor Centre.

Cycling

Cycling within the Park is not permitted, with the exception of our annual Family Cycling Day on Sunday 13th August. We do have bike racks by the Palace for visitors who arrive by bike.

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Discover the Ancient Oaks

New research has found that Blenheim Palace is home to the greatest collection of ancient oak trees anywhere in Europe. 

The collection is located in an area of the Estate called High Park, which was originally created by King Henry I as part of a royal deer park in the 12th century. Around 90% of the woodland is made up of oak trees and it is thought that at least 60 of these oaks are up to 900 years old!

Discover the ancient oaks on one of our suggested walks encompassing the Park Perimeter.

The Park

The inspired work of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown has created a lasting legacy in the Park at Blenheim Palace, and with over 2,000 acres to explore there is always more to discover.

Dogs

Dogs are welcome in the Park on leads at all times. There are two dog-friendly walks available and dog facilities outside the Visitor Centre.

Cycling

Cycling within the Park is not permitted, with the exception of our annual Family Cycling Day on Sunday 13th August. We do have bike racks by the Palace for visitors who arrive by bike.

Book your visit View map

Discover the Ancient Oaks

New research has found that Blenheim Palace is home to the greatest collection of ancient oak trees anywhere in Europe. 

The collection is located in an area of the Estate called High Park, which was originally created by King Henry I as part of a royal deer park in the 12th century. Around 90% of the woodland is made up of oak trees and it is thought that at least 60 of these oaks are up to 900 years old!

Discover the ancient oaks on one of our suggested walks encompassing the Park Perimeter.

 

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Buggy Tours of the Lake

Buggy Tours of the Lake

Catch a buggy tour around the Queen Pool exploring some of the Parkland's best viewpoints.

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Buggy Tours of the Lake

As well as taking in all the main sights such as the Grand Bridge and the 'finest view in England', your driver will explain about the making of the park and other interesting facts and stories.

Details 

Date: Daily (subject to change)

Time: Tours leave at regular intervals throughout the day. Approximately 25 minutes long. 

Location: Book a place on this tour at the Flagstaff Visitor Information Point

Price: £3.50 per adult and £2.50 per child 

Suggested Walks

Suggested Walks

A stroll around the stunning Parkland of Blenheim Palace makes for one of the finest walks in Oxfordshire and beyond.

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Suggested Walks

Suggested Walks

Below you will find details of some of our favourite walks in the Parkland. If you prefer to see the park by buggy, visit the Flagstaff Information Point to book yourself onto our 20-minute, seven-seater buggy tours.

'Capability' Brown 2016

'Capability' Brown 2016

Celebrate our great outdoors and join us in commemorating 300 years of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown.

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Lancelot 'Capability' Brown

Lancelot 'Capability' Brown

A view from the lake side

A view from the lake side

The Grand Cascade

The Grand Cascade

The Lake View by Charles Neal courtesy of Astley House Fine Art

The Lake View by Charles Neal courtesy of Astley House Fine Art

Lancelot 'Capability' Brown
A view from the lake side
The Grand Cascade
The Lake View by Charles Neal courtesy of Astley House Fine Art

'Capability' Brown 2016

'Capability' Brown 2016

Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown changed the face of 18th Century England, designing country estates and mansions, moving hills and making flowing lakes and serpentine rivers, creating a magical world of green.

2016 is the 300th anniversary of ‘Capability’ Brown’s birth and to commemorate the occasion we will be joining a nationwide celebration.

Blenheim Palace is one of the finest examples of Brown's work. In 1763, he transformed Blenheim Palace’s landscaped Parkland which, although appearing natural, is ‘contrived to pleasing effect’.

We will be host to a range of commemorative activities across 2016 to honour the life and work of ‘Capability’ Brown.

Book your visit to discover for yourself the influence of England's most celebrated landscape architect at Blenheim Palace.

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Points of Interest

The Grand Bridge

The Grand Bridge

Discover the history of the Grand Bridge, built from 1708-1710, and take a look at the spectacular views it offers.

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The Grand Bridge

Discover the history of the Grand Bridge, built from 1708-1710, and take a look at the spectacular views it offers.

The Column of Victory

The Column of Victory

Surveying over the Parkland, the Column on Victory was built in 1730 to remember the 1st Duke of Marlborough and measures 41m (134ft) in height.

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The Column of Victory

Surveying over the Parkland, the Column on Victory was built in 1730 to remember the 1st Duke of Marlborough and measures 41m (134ft) in height.

Rosamund's Well

Rosamund's Well

Tucked away next to a quiet part of the Great Lake, it is believed that this well was originally a bathing place that King Henry ll built for his mistress, the ‘Fair’ Rosamund Clifford. 

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Rosamund's Well

Tucked away next to a quiet part of the Great Lake, it is believed that this well was originally a bathing place that King Henry ll built for his mistress, the ‘Fair’ Rosamund Clifford. 

Site of Woodstock Manor

Site of Woodstock Manor

As well as being one of the foremost historic monuments in the Park, the site of old Woodstock Manor is a perfect spot to sit down and enjoy a quiet moment or a picnic.

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Site of Woodstock Manor

As well as being one of the foremost historic monuments in the Park, the site of old Woodstock Manor is a perfect spot to sit down and enjoy a quiet moment or a picnic.

Grand Cascades

Grand Cascades

Designed by 'Capability' Brown in the 1760s, the Grand Cascade at the western end of the Great Lake is one of England's most picturesque waterfalls. 

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Grand Cascades

Designed by 'Capability' Brown in the 1760s, the Grand Cascade at the western end of the Great Lake is one of England's most picturesque waterfalls. 

Wildlife

Wildlife

Whatever the season, you can be sure to find an array of wildlife amongst the 2000 acres of Parkland, including geese, swans, herons, kingfishers, pheasants, sheep, hare, rabbits and much more.

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Wildlife

Whatever the season, you can be sure to find an array of wildlife amongst the 2000 acres of Parkland, including geese, swans, herons, kingfishers, pheasants, sheep, hare, rabbits and much more.


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