The Palace

A masterpiece of Baroque architecture, Blenheim Palace provides an awe-inspiring experience for visitors.

Home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family and the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting a long and diverse history. 

Enter the Palace and explore the gilded State Rooms and priceless collections set against striking stonework, and experience the beauty and magnificence of this Grade I listed building.

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The Palace

A Living Legacy

Visitors are invited to discover the Palace's rich history in a variety of ways. Take one of our free guided tours of the State Rooms and hear about each room's history and its exquisite collection. Visit the Churchill Exhibition to learn about the life of our 'Greatest Briton' and visit the 'Untold Story' experience to hear tales from the Palace's past.

Blenheim Palace continues to develop new experiences and attractions each season; special exhibitions, displays of contemporary art and seasonal specialist talks and tours to name but a few.

Enhance your visit with one of three tours of the Private Apartments, available from February-September, and take a look behind the scenes into parts of the Palace still used as a home. Find out more about the tours and experiences that we offer here.

A Rich Heritage

Blenheim Palace was built as a gift to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, from Queen Anne and a grateful nation in thanks for his victory at the Battle of Blenheim on 13th August 1704.

Today, the Palace is home to one of the most important and extensive collections in Europe, which includes portraits, furniture, sculpture and tapestries.

Amongst the many treasures to be found in the State Rooms are the famous Marlborough Tapestries ( the 'Victories Series') in the Green Writing Room and the First, Second and Third State Rooms. Be sure not to miss the magnificent Long Library with its walls lined by more than 10,000 books, many of them hundreds of years old and of great historic significance.

The Palace
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