Getting Here & Opening Times

Blenheim Palace is open to explore all year round with the exception of Christmas Day.

With so much available to see and do, opening times vary across different areas of the Estate. Please click on each area below for specific information.

Getting Here & Opening Times
  • The Park

    Open daily from 09.00 - 18.30 or dusk if earlier.

  • The Palace

    Open daily from 10.30 - 17.30, last admission 16.45.

  • The Formal Gardens

    Open daily from 10.30 - 18.00, last admission 17.15.

  • The East Courtyard Visitor Centre

    Open daily from 09.30 - 18.00

  • The Pleasure Gardens

    Open daily from 10.00 - 18.00, last admission 17.30.

    Opening times may vary for different areas, see the Pleasure Gardens section of the Park & Gardens page for more information.

  • Cafés & Restaurants

    The Orangery Restaurant: Daily from 12.00 - 17.00 (last orders 16.00).

    The Oxfordshire Pantry: Daily from 09.30 - 18.00.

    The Water Terrace Café: Daily from 10.00 - 16.30.

    The Pleasure Gardens Pizza Café: Daily from 10.30 - 17.00.

  • Shops

    The East Courtyard Shop: Daily from 09.30 - 18.00

    The Gardens Shop: Daily from 10.00 - 17.00 until 3rd September.

Getting Here & Opening Times

Getting here

Blenheim Palace sits at the edge of the picturesque town of Woodstock in Oxfordshire and is a 20 minute journey from the city of Oxford. 

The Palace is also within easy reach of central London and Birmingham. Both cities are around one and a half hours away by car, though we encourage the use of public transport as much as possible. Free car parking is available on site for visitors to Blenheim Palace.

For more help with travelling to Blenheim Palace, you can call us on 01993 810530 to speak to one of the team.

  • Bus

    The S3 bus service to Woodstock runs every 30 minutes from Oxford train station and Oxford's Gloucester Green bus station to the gates of Blenheim Palace. Please ask the bus driver to identify the appropriate stop.

    Oxford Bus Company's 500 service leaves from Oxford Parkway and stops at Blenheim Palace and Woodstock. Show your bus ticket at the gate to receive a 30% discount on entry. Ask the driver for more details, or check the leaflets on board.

    For the timetable and more information on the route, visit or There is no direct bus service from Bicester to Woodstock.

  • Coach

    Regular services run from London Victoria Coach station to Gloucester Green in Oxford. Visit for prices and times. 

    Multi stop - Oxford/Blenheim Palace/Bicester Village. To find multi stop/direct trips to Blenheim Palace and Bicester Village from Oxford, visit

  • Bicycle

    Woodstock is connected to Oxford via the National Cycle Network #5 route. To view the Sustrans cycle route maps in detail visit Please note that while there are bike racks available at the Palace, cycling within the Park is not permitted. Visitors may cycle from the entrance gates to the Palace and back.

  • Taxi

    Booking a taxi in advance can provide the cheapest, most convenient journey. Visit or to plan your trip.

  • Train

    Nearby train stations include Oxford, Oxford Parkway and Long Hanborough. Call 08457 484950 for up to date train information or visit or

    Show your train ticket on arrival to receive a 30% discount on admission.

  • Car

    We are located eight miles north-west of Oxford, on the A44 Evesham Road. The Palace is signposted from junction nine of the M40. If you are using satellite navigation, please use the postcode OX20 1PS.

    When visiting by car, please be aware that a 20mph speed limit applies across the Estate. 

    Free car parking is available to all visitors (some exceptions may apply for certain events), with disabled parking for blue badge holders at Flagstaff car park in front of the Palace.  Further parking is available at the Pleasure Gardens.

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