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Blenheim Palace

Cafe or restaurant
Landscape walks
Paid entry
Disabled facilities
Upon entering the grounds of Blenheim Palace, it’s easy to see why the likes of Harry Potter, Spectre 007 and many other blockbusters have been filmed here. The lavish UNESCO world heritage site is home to award-winning formal gardens, swoon-worthy vistas and one of Britain’s grandest houses.
Dubbed 'the finest view in England' by Winston Churchill's father, the showstopper is the vast lake and beautiful Vanburgh Bridge set in 2100 acres of naturalistic parkland designed by ‘Capability’ Brown. With its links to Churchill, history buffs will find plenty here to intrigue. But it’s not just the colourful history that draws people to this idyllic corner of Oxfordshire. A delight in all seasons, the grounds play host to open-air cinema during the summer months, while the Christmas period sees the palace and gardens lit up for the annual illuminated light trail. Whether you’ve come to marvel at the opulent Baroque architecture, seek out the serenity of the secret garden, bury your nose in the rose garden or enjoy the views from the water terraces, Blenheim Palace is sure to be an unforgettable day out.
Please check the latest COVID-19 guidance before your visit.
Blenheim Palace is open to explore all year round with the exception of Christmas Day. With so much available to see and do, opening times vary across different areas of the Estate. Please see website for further details.

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Areas of Blenheim Palace

  • Palace

  • Parks & Gardens

  • Cafes & Restaurants

    Please note that Park and Gardens admission or a valid Annual Pass is required to enjoy any of our cafés and restaurants. We recommend pre-booking your visit to the Orangery Restaurant to ensure you are seated as quickly as possible.

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