Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire needs no introduction because it is world famous!

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.

It 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.

What a great gift!

Today, it is an immensely popular family attraction in the region.

Not only because of its long and diverse history, but also because of its beautiful formal gardens, the grand bridge and its parkland designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.

Explore its magnificent state rooms, the Churchill exhibition, the Marlborough Maze, and its family-friendly Pleasure Gardens.

As we like to avoid large crowds, we visited Blenheim Palace in wintertime.

We loved walking around in the rain and we thoroughly enjoyed the tranquillity.

The only downside was the fact that our own photographs ended up a bit gloomy and dark.

Therefore we used the images of the official website of Blenheim Palace for this post.

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There are many walks to experience at Blenheim Palace.

We would recommend the 5-mile Park Perimeter walk.

Blenheim Palace is located within the Cotswolds AONB and near the Chilterns AONB.

So, you can go for endless walks in this part of the country. And do not forget to visit the splendid city of Oxford.

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