Travel & Tourism & Media Studies
Travel and Tourism
Blenheim Palace threw open its doors to the public in 1950 and since then has continued to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
The Education Department offers talks and tours which cover all the main aspects of Blenheim Palace when viewed as a popular tourist destination, including marketing, operations and green tourism. We also offer an overview of the main issues and considerations involved in being an international tourist attraction and a World Heritage Site.
Blenheim Palace has been used as a filming location since the 1950's. It has starred in a wide variety of TV advertisments and programmes as well as appearing in both Hollywood and Bollywood blockbusters. Filming has ranged from advertisements for a leading brand of potato crisps and fizzy drink to Morse and Lewis, from historical films such as Hamlet and The Young Victoria to popular children's films such as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - the list continues to grow.
Students are asked to consider the advantages and disadvantages of allowing filming here as well as exploring why this continues to be such a popular location.
Filming Gulliver's Travels in Great Court