Answers to our most frequently asked questions can be found in the information below.

If you are visiting as part of a group of 15 or more, or as part of an externally organised tour, please contact our Groups Team directly by calling 01993 815600 or emailing groups@blenheimpalace.com.

  • Is Blenheim Palace dog friendly?

    A. Dogs are welcome in the Park but are 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 in order to protect the large number of birds, wildlife and livestock in the Park. Our car parks are not covered so dogs should never be left in cars, especially in the summer months.

    Basic dog facilities can be found outside the East Courtyard Visitor Centre.Two of our suggested walks are suitable for dogs; find them on our Visitor Map.

  • 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 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 cover uneven terrain.

    Unfortunately the 'Untold Story' experience and Private Apartment tours are not accessible for these groups of visitors as they are accessed via stairs. An alternative to the 'Untold Story' experience can be found in our Indoor Cinema.

    Visit our accessibility page for more information on our facilities.

  • Is there parking on site?

    A. Yes. We have 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 ten minutes' walk from the Palace entrance.

    All parking on site is free up to 23rd November 2018. Between 23rd November 2018 - 6th January 2019 for Christmas at Blenheim Palace, parking must be booked in advance here. Visitors can park for free before 12.00 and thereafter will be required to book in advance. 

  • Can I cycle in the Park?

    A. Cycling is not permitted in the Blenheim Palace courtyard, Formal Gardens, or Park.
    However, 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. In 2018 the event will be held on 19th August.

  • 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 Blenheim Palace courtyard, Formal Gardens, or Park.
    Children are permitted to ride on scooters, push along bikes/balance bikes and tricyles but must be supervised at all times. Parents and carers are responsible for ensuring children are wearing the appropriate safety gear.

  • 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 (share with the hashtag #blenheimpalace).
    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.

  • 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.

  • Can I bring my own food?

    A. Picnics are welcome in the Park but we ask that visitors dining in the Park help prevent littering 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.

  • 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. 

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