Blenheim Palace – Park & Gardens

A palace in name and nature, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1UL

Blenheim Palace

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Historic Houses members must pay for entrance for this property.
Historic Houses members must pay for entrance for this property.
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Garden only
  • Good journey mark
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
for the latest information.
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
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With its own special place in Britain’s history, Blenheim Palace is a true national treasure which brings wonder, delight and discovery to all who visit.

Home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, this masterpiece of 18th century baroque architecture boasts over 300 years of history.

As a World Heritage Site, Blenheim is surrounded by more than 2000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped Parkland and Formal Gardens.

Not only an iconic part of history, Blenheim Palace is a living and changing experience with a wealth of events, themed tours and exhibitions throughout the year.

Whatever your idea of the perfect day out, Blenheim Palace has it all. With an unrivalled combination of fascinating history, breath-taking surroundings and engaging events, tours and exhibitions, we guarantee an experience to be treasured.

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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Every day, year round, except Christmas Day (please check the Blenheim Palace website to check for any upcoming closure dates).

Park: 9am to 6.00pm (or dusk if earlier).

Formal and walled gardens: 10am to 3.30pm.

Palace: 10.30am to 4.45pm


Find out more details about opening times / closures here.

NB: Please call the Palace ahead of your visit to avoid disappointment.


Please check the Blenheim Palace website for regular prices.

This house is not part of the Free for Members scheme, but is one of many houses on our website that we support to promote their tours, weddings, filming and other commercial offerings. To see all the places you can visit as a Historic Houses member, please visit our ‘Free for Members’ listings page here. Or to find out more about how the membership scheme works and how it supports our work to protect independent heritage, visit our page here.

Group Visits

With over 300 years of history to discover, Blenheim Palace delivers a fantastic experience for groups of 15 or more visitors. We hope you will all enjoy an enriching day out exploring our UNESCO World Heritage Site. To contact our Groups Team, email

Educational Visits

Our dedicated Education Team work hard to bring the history and wonder of our UNESCO World Heritage Site to life with a full programme of educational tours, resources and competitions.

New History and English workshops are now on offer. Escape-room style sessions are delivered in the MI5 room where pupils learn about the Second World War at Blenheim and Winston Churchill’s oratory skills whilst searching for the code to open the chest allegedly left by MI5!

Please visit our section of the website for more information:

Self-led resources will be available in 2024. The subjects will be History (Local History), Science (Walled Garden), DT (Built Heritage) and Citizenship (Sustainability).

Contact our team at and they will help you plan your visit. Our aim is to Educate, Engage and Entertain.

for the latest information.
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
Does our information need updating?
Let us know here

Getting here

Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1UL

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We are located eight miles north-west of Oxford, on the A44 Evesham Road. The Palace is signposted from junction nine of the M40.

Bus: The S3 bus service to Woodstock runs every 30 minutes from Oxford train station and Oxford’s Gloucester Green bus station to the gates of Blenheim Palace. Oxford Bus Company’s 500 service leaves from Oxford Parkway and stops at Blenheim Palace and Woodstock. Show your bus ticket at the gate to receive a 30% discount on entry.

Train: Nearby train stations include Oxford, Oxford Parkway and Long Hanborough.

Coach: Regular services run from London Victoria Coach station to Gloucester Green in Oxford.

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  • Prior to the early 18th century, before Blenheim Palace was built, the grounds were used as a royal hunting ground and deer park.
  • The site is also home to largest collection of ancient oaks trees with the ‘The King Oak’ estimated to be over 1000 years old.
  • In 1914, Blenheim Palace was used as a convalescence hospital for wounded soldiers during WWI.

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