Blenheim Palace

Frequently Asked Questions


Q. Is Blenheim Palace dog friendly?

A. Dogs are permitted in the Park only and not allowed in the Palace, Courtyards, Pleasure Gardens or Formal Gardens (with the exception of assistance dogs).
All dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. 
Basic dog facilities can be found outside the East Courtyard Visitor Centre.
Our car parks are not covered so dogs should not be left in cars, especially in the Summer months.
Two of our suggested walks are suitable for dogs. Find them on our Visitor Map.

Q. Is Blenheim Palace accessible to wheelchair and mobility scooter users?

A. Where possible we make provisions to ensure the site is accessible for Wheelchair, mobility scooter and buggy users. Ramps and and a lift are in place and we have ground floor toilets. An alternative entrance to the Formal Gardens is available, but some of our Park walks are over uneven terrain.
Visit our accessiblity page for more information on our facilities.

Q. Is there parking on site?

A. Yes. We have a hard-standing gravel car parks; one five minutes walk from the Palace and the other at the Pleasure Gardens.
We also have a car park for Blue Badge holders directly outside the Palace. Overflow parking during busy events is located in a field 10 minutes walk from the Palace entrance.
All parking on site is free.

Q. Can I cycle in the Park?

A. Cycling is not permitted around the Park. Visitors are welcome to use the main roads to cycle to and from the Palace and gates.
We have cycle racks by the Flagstaff Visitor Information Point.
The opportunity to cycle around the Parkland is available once per year on our Family Cycling Day.

Q. Can I bring my scooter/skateboard/rollerskates?

A. The use of adult scooters, skateboards, rollerskates, 'hoverboards' or any similar equipment is not permitted in the Park. Children are permitted to ride on scooters, push-bikes/balance bikes and tricyles but children must be supervised at all times. Parents and carers are responsible for ensuring children are wearing the appropriate safety gear.

Q. I want to take photographs and video on my visit. Are there any restrictions?

A. We encourage photography on site and love seeing visitors' photos on social media.
Photography inside the Palace is permitted but we ask that flash is kept off to prevent damage to our artefacts.
Tripods and selfie sticks are not permitted inside the Palace.
Commercial photography or filming is not permitted onsite without prior permission.
Filming with a drone is not permitted onsite without prior consent and approval of the necessary insurance and licence documents.

Q. I want to have my wedding photographs taken at Blenheim Palace. Are there any restrictions?

A. Wedding photography is not permitted onsite unless prior consent is obtained or a wedding is officially held at Blenheim Palace.

Q. Can I bring my own food?

A. Picnics are permitted in the Park but we ask that visitors dining in the Park do not litter by using the bins provided.
The use of BBQs - disposable or otherwise - is not permitted on site. We operate our own BBQ in the Pleasure Gardens during the summer months.

Q. Is there wifi at Blenheim Palace?

A. Free wifi is available throughout all areas of the Palace that are open to the Public. We encourage all of our visitors to make use of it, and to share your photos and memories on our social media pages. 

Questions about your Annual Pass? 

Visit our dedicated Annual Pass FAQs page here.

Can't find what you're looking for?

Call us on 01993 810530 or email

Blenheim Palace reserves the right to change any of its opening hours, events or offers or to restrict access at any time without notice. You are strongly advised to check the relevant details before visiting. Tickets are non-refundable and any refunds given are at the discretion of our managers.

We reserve the right to refuse the sale of a ticket or entry to the Palace and Estate.

Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PS

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