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Blenheim Palace is Britain’s Greatest Palace and offers visitors a precious time, every time. 

The Palace was built between 1705 and 1733 for John Churchill, the 1st Duke of Marlborough to celebrate his victory over the French in the Battle of Blenheim on 13th August 1704.

Over the past 300 years Blenheim Palace has been the home of the Dukes of Marlborough and is home today to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and their family.

As well as a private home, the Estate has been used for a huge number of other purposes throughout our history, including a hospital for wounded soldiers during World War I and a home for evacuees in World War II. In 1950, the 10th Duke of Marlborough opened Blenheim Palace to the public for the first time, and since then millions of visitors have passed through its doors establishing us as one of the finest heritage attractions in the UK.

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Our Charity

Founded in 2016 under the auspices of the 12th Duke of Marlborough, the Blenheim Palace Heritage Foundation Charity looks to safeguard the future of our World Heritage Site for centuries to come.

With your generosity, we can undertake more vital restoration and conservation projects than ever before.  You can help us by choosing to donate your Palace, Park and Gardens admission on arrival, and as a thank you we will give you a free Annual Pass*. Just visit the Annual Pass Kiosk during your visit to convert. To find out more about restoration at Blenheim Palace, click the link below.

*Terms and conditions apply

More than an attraction

Alongside sharing our history and beauty with the general public on a daily basis, a huge amount of projects and events take place on the Estate throughout the year. The Palace and surroundings are used as a location for filming (most notably SPECTRE and Cinderella) and we pride ourselves on being one of the finest wedding and event venues in the country.

In addition to the use of the Palace, our business extends to the wider estate with farming, land management and the production of our Natural Mineral Water. The Blenheim Palace brand extends further still with our property and building & contracting businesses.

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