The Palace, Park and Gardens are open. Please review our opening times and our visit us page.
To ensure the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff, all visitors must follow our guidance provided on site.
In the interest of safety and to protect this special UNESCO World Heritage Site, we ask all our visitors to follow the guidelines below:
|Children under 12 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.|
|The Palace, Parks and Gardens are part of a working Estate, be aware of vehicles and works being undertaken to enable the continued enjoyment of the Palace.|
|BBQs or fires are not permitted anywhere in the Palace, Parks and Gardens.|
|Due to the historic nature of the Palace, Parks and Gardens, there are uneven surfaces and walkways.|
The Palace, Parks and Gardens are managed naturally to ensure that the different ecosystems work in harmony, please be aware that at different times of the year there can be insects which may sting or bite eg Blandford flies (between May and June and close to water), ticks or wasps/bees. It is recommended to follow the NHS advice on prevention of bites and stings and the guidance on symptoms and treatment if you experience a bite or sting. Read more here.
Please note that we will be closed for a period in March for a large private event. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused, the details are listed below.
You can find out more details about the upcoming closures here.
We can’t wait to see you. To help you with your visit all tickets must be purchased in advance; this allows faster entry at the gates, one quick scan and you’ll be through. You will also receive our latest information on what’s happening and how to make the most of your day at the Palace. The great thing is you can even book online the day of your visit. Annual Pass holders do not need to book.
Any offers and promotions must be booked online before arrival, these cannot be redeemed on site.
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Blenheim Palace is a great place to be during periods of hot weather, but also requires a little extra care. We've put together some top tips to keep everyone safe and happy in the sunshine. Please read our Hot Weather page.
We continue to welcome guests to the Palace, Parks and Gardens, and have kept measures in place to ensure that our visitors and staff are safe while onsite. We are also continually reviewing our measures and adapting our safety measures based on any government updates.
We ask you to:
Face coverings are not mandatory in indoor spaces but we recommend following the government guidance in relation to wearing them in crowded, indoor spaces.
We feel that these measures are a reasonable and fair approach, as the safety of staff and visitors is our top priority.
You no longer need to book a time slot for entry into the Park or into the Palace. Our team will be managing the capacity of the Palace carefully to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time. We recommend exploring the Palace later in your visit as the mornings are busy and you may be asked to queue for entry.
Opening times for events and exhibitions can differ from the general opening times of the Palace, Park and Gardens. Please check individual event or exhibition pages for details.
No, we do not accept cash. To make your visit more enjoyable and efficient, we operate a cashless system in all areas across the site. This includes, but not limited to, our ticket desks, retail shop and catering outlets.
Yes you can, and we would welcome your support by making these purchases. With your help we can continue to complete vital restoration and conservation works to keep Blenheim maintained and secure for future generations.
It's easy to convert your Palace, Park and Gardens day ticket to an Annual Pass by donating your admission. If you are eligible, subsequently agreeing to Gift Aid will also help us.
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Our Palace is over 300 years old and needs constant attention. All funds raised through admission charges are invested in vital conservation and restorations projects to help protect our legacy.
Gift Aid is a government scheme that allows charities to reclaim tax from donations, which means that for every £1 donated we can claim an additional 25p. As charity we can treat admission charges as donations, allowing you to Gift Aid and help conserve our World Heritage Site.
And the best bit is that it won’t cost you a penny, just choose to Gift Aid in the checkout, and we will convert your Palace, Park and Gardens ticket into an Annual Pass as a thank you.
You are eligible to Gift Aid if...
What if I am a pensioner?
You may still be paying tax on a private pension plan or a savings account, or pay capital gains tax if you sell either a property or shares. You are still eligible if you have paid enough tax during the year to cover your donations (i.e. 25% of the value of your gifts)
Blenheim Palace is an iconic heritage site where you can experience wonderful gardens and the history of the Palace.
We are committed to inclusivity and accessibility and want to ensure all guests who cross our threshold have the best experience possible.
Visitors that come with children are always welcome to Blenheim Palace and under 3s can visit us for free.
Please review our full Families page for all information relating to visits with babies and children.
Of course! You will need to purchase tickets for The Lost Garden in advance and you must ensure you have also have a valid Blenheim Palace pass or day ticket. You can read all of The Lost Garden FAQs here.
Where possible we make provisions to ensure the site is accessible for wheelchair, mobility scooter and buggy users.
There is a lift into the Palace state rooms, and into the Orangery restaurant, for wheelchair and scooter access. The maximum weight in these lifts is 200kg for safety reasons. Guests are welcome to transfer to a wheelchair, if possible, and have their scooter sent up separately if it is light enough.
Please review our full Accessibility page for all information relating to accessibility at Blenheim Palace.
Blenheim Palace is a great place to bring your dog, we have so much space out in the Parkland and they are welcome to join you in many areas*. We request that you keep dogs on a lead at all times, to help protect livestock and wildlife.
Please visit our Dogs at Blenheim Palace page for everything you need to know.
*Please note that areas of the park are sectioned off by electric fencing to ensure our livestock stay grazing these parts of the park.
Car parking on site is included within your entrance ticket price, there is no additional cost for existing ticket or pass holders.
We have a hard-standing gravel car park; a five-minute walk from the Palace.
Blue Badge Holders are reserved the front of our car park for closer access to the Palace and Gardens.
Overflow parking during busy events is located a ten-minute walk from the Palace. Please note that parking may be subject to additional charges for certain events.
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 next to the Retail Shop.
The use of adult scooters, skateboards, rollerskates, 'hoverboards' or any similar equipment is not permitted in the Blenheim Palace courtyards, Walled Garden, Formal Gardens or Park. Children are permitted to ride on scooters, push-bikes/balance bikes and tricycles in the Park only, and must be supervised at all times. Parents and carers are responsible for ensuring children are wearing the appropriate safety gear.
We encourage visitors' photography on site and love seeing visitors' photos on social media. You can share your moments using #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.
Please note that wedding related photography and videography are exclusive to those getting married at Blenheim Palace. In order to preserve the exclusivity for the couples who choose to share their special day with us, professional portrait, engagement, pre-wedding or wedding day photography are not permitted in the Courtyards, Palace, Gardens or Grounds. We thank you for your understanding.
Due to Blenheim Palace being in close proximity to Oxford Airport and for the protection of the public and buildings, filming with a drone is not permitted onsite and any unauthorised drone use can result in a significant fine and prosecution of the drone pilot.
Commercial photography or filming is not permitted onsite without prior permission, however, we welcome commercial filming enquiries, for more information. Find out more about Blenheim Palace as a Filming Location.
Please see our Cafés & Restaurants page for the options currently available.
Picnics are welcome in the Park, but we kindly ask that visitors respect the Park and use the bins provided. The use of barbecues, disposable or otherwise are not permitted on site.
Free wifi is available throughout all areas of the Palace 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, use #blenheimpalace on Instagram for a chance to be featured as our 'pic of the week'!
No Blenheim Palace discounts are available for tickets for Christmas at Blenheim Palace. This includes tickets purchased with Tesco vouchers or through any of our ticket partners.
For more detailed information around Christmas, please see our Christmas FAQs.
This year we would love you to bring the whole family to Blenheim Palace… which is why kids can now come for FREE!
To help families enjoy a year of memories at Blenheim Palace any Adult buying an Annual Pass before 31st March can get a Child Annual Pass for free. Terms and conditions apply.
Our Customer Service team will be happy to help. Get in touch via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01993 810530.
Please note: Blenheim Palace reserves the right to change any of its opening hours, events or offers or to restrict access at any time without notice. You are strongly advised to check the relevant details before visiting. Tickets are non-refundable and any refunds given are at the discretion of management. We reserve the right to refuse the sale of a ticket or entry to the Palace and Estate.