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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!

To keep you safe on your visit the Palace is operating on a limited capacity and you may be asked to wait before you enter to ensure everyone has the time to marvel at the Palace. Afternoons are a quieter time to explore, why not walk through the Formal Gardens before you head to the Palace?

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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

We are also carrying out emergency repairs in the Green Writing Room. Our conservation cleaning team noticed that a crack in the ceiling had grown over the last 12 months. We need to quickly ensure that no further damage occurs, so these repairs will mainly take place from the room above - the Sunderland Suite. By removing flooring in there, we can access the damaged ceiling, which will be lifted and the plaster refixed to the timbers within the ceiling. When the Palace reopens in May there will be a tunnel in place for all our visitors to walk through whilst this essential repair work takes place.

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...