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The Palace State Rooms

Listen to an audio tour of some of our most magnificent rooms and artefacts, hearing from experts on their fascinating history by downloading our onsite app at blenheimpalace.com/app - don't forget to bring your headphones!

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The History of Blenheim Palace

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

The Green Writing Room

Several months ago, our Conservation Cleaning Team noticed that a crack in the ceiling of the Green Writing Room which had grown over the last 12 months and we needed to quickly ensure that no further damage occurs. These emergency repairs took place from the room above, the Sunderland Suite.

By removing flooring, it meant we could access the damaged ceiling, which was lifted and the plaster refixed to the timbers within the ceiling.

The room itself was protected with scaffolding and ceiling props; there was a tunnel in place which all our visitors could walk through whilst these essential repairs took place. To give our visitors a taste of the Green Writing room, the tunnel was been decorated with the 18th Century silk wallcovering and the decorative ceiling.

A Rich Heritage

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

A Rich Heritage

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

Explore 300 years of history...