Groups

With over 300 years of history to discover, Blenheim Palace delivers a fantastic experience for groups. We hope you will enjoy an enriching day out discovering our UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Explore your options for an inspiring group visit and plan your trip using the buttons below.  To contact our Groups Team for more details or to book, email groups@blenheimpalace.com or telephone 01993 815600.

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Catering

Our cafés and restaurants cater for all tastes serving locally-sourced, fresh food every day. Choose from light refreshments, a two or three-course hot lunch or cold buffet or afternoon tea, served in a private room. Please note that catering for groups must be booked and prepaid at least two weeks in advance – menus are available on request. 

Group visitors are also welcome to visit any of our cafés and restaurants individually rather than dining as a group. To view the range of venues available, please visit our Cafés and Restaurants page.

To find out more about catering or private dining for your group, get in touch with our Groups Team.

Audio Guided Tours

Our brand new audio multimedia guiding system gives groups the opportunity to immerse themselves in 300 years of fascinating history at their own pace, and on different levels of interest.

Discover more about Sir Winston Churchill's connection to Blenheim Palace, or learn about how many clocks inside the Palace keep chiming the hours... the choice is yours!

The guides are available in nine languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Mandarin, Japanese and Russian.

Groups can pre-book their audio guides at a discounted rate of £1.50 per person, payable along with the entrance fee in one transaction. Handsets hired on the day by individual visitors will be charged at £2.50 per person.

Group Talks and Tours

We can also offer group tours of the Palace State Rooms with a private guide, as well as a variety of specialist talks to enhance your group visit.

Guided tours (English or foreign language) must be pre booked and are a supplementary fee of £40 per guide (30 people max.per guide) Please note that private guided tours are not available on Sundays or Bank Holidays, and are subject to availability. We encourage you, where possible,  to book private tours between 09.30am and 10.30am to avoid congestion in the Palace.

For a more detailed insight into a particular aspect of Blenheim Palace, our specialist options range from Churchill-specific tours to talks regarding the Palace's fine painting and porcelain collections. ‘Themed talks and tours’ are charged at £10 per head in addition to your admission, please see here for more details. (Not available on Sundays or Bank holidays.) Topics available include: Hatches, Matches and Dispatches, Restoration and Conservation, Paintings & Portraits, 'Capability' Brown: Visionary or Vandal?, Consuelo Vanderbilt and Blenheim Palace, A Closer Look at Baroque, Running a Great Estate.

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