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Blenheim Palace Park

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

Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP

Blenheim Palace
Free for members
Facilities
  • 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
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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

Every day, year round, except Christmas Day.

Historic Houses members:

One free visit to the Park & Gardens (subject to the note above). Upgrade to a Palace ticket on the day, reduced fees apply.

You do not need to pre-book an arrival time.

Park: 9am to 6.30pm (or dusk if earlier).

Formal and pleasure gardens: 10am to 5.30pm.

Palace: 10.30am to 5.30pm (last admission 4.45pm).

NB: Please call the Palace ahead of your visit to avoid disappointment – you may have to pay to view the Palace if they have an event scheduled.

Summer 2022 closures:

  • From 27th June to 7th July the Palace will be closed.
  • From 29th June to 6th July the Palace and Formal Gardens will be closed.

The Park, Walled Garden, Pizzeria, Oxfordshire Pantry Café, Shop and toilets will remain open.

Blenheim Palace will be fully open again from 8th July 2022 onwards.

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.

See their website to double check their opening times

Admission

Historic Houses members visit the park  (Jan-Nov) once for free. Please note: You will not be able to convert your upgraded Historic Houses Palace, Park & Gardens ticket to an Annual Pass.

Members only visiting the Park (the only part of the attraction included in free entry) do not need to pre-book a time-slot. For any other kind of visiting, pre-booking remains essential.

To visit the Palace as a Historic Houses member you can upgrade your ticket at the reception desk on-site by paying the difference in price between a standard park and garden ticket and a palace, park and garden ticket (see below).

Regular prices for non-members

Palace, Park and Gardens Ticket (valid for Annual Pass conversion)

  • Adult- £32.00
  • Concessions (Over 65s)- £30.50
  • Young Persons (Age 17-25 or students with ID)- £27.00
  • Child (Age 5-16. Free for under 5s)- £18.50
  • Family (2 Adult & 2 children)- £83.50

Park and Gardens Ticket

  • Adult- £20.50
  • Concessions (Over 65s)- £20.50
  • Young Persons (Age 17-25 or students with ID)- £17.50
  • Child (Age 5-16. Free for under 5s)- £10.50
  • Family (2 Adult & 2 children)- £57.00
Group Visits

With over 300 years of history to discover, Blenheim Palace delivers a fantastic experience for groups. We hope you will all enjoy an enriching day out exploring our UNESCO World Heritage Site.

To contact our Groups Team, email groups@blenheimpalace.com.

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.

Book your school trip with us and be guaranteed a fun and engaging day out, or take a look at our teacher resources to plan your own visit.

Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.
  • 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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