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Blenheim Palace is situated in the historic market town of Woodstock in Oxfordshire.

The town has a rich history, and even features in The Domesday Book of 1086 where it is described as a ‘royal forest’. At the centre of Woodstock is the Market Place, established when King Henry II awarded Woodstock a Royal charter in 1179.

The town expanded in the 18th century, when the 1st Duke of Marlborough began to build Blenheim Palace. Fortunately, the local inn, The Bear, was capable of accommodating the vast number of visitors and horses generated by the increased activity in the Park.

These days, Woodstock is a thriving town that boasts a variety of amenities and experiences. While visiting Blenheim Palace, why not make more of your trip and visit Woodstock to see what is on offer? You may even wish to extend your stay in one of the town’s historic and welcoming hotels. 

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