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Blenheim Palace

A day trip to Blenheim Palace with Mam/Dad
Woodstock, Oxfordshire, UK
14 July, 2007

A Day Trip ...

Each year when my parents come to visit, I like to visit new places with them - this time, we headed off to Oxfordshire and to the wonderful Blenheim Palace. We were really lucky with the weather as it was largely sunny all day which really shows off the wonderful architecture, gardens and grounds.

Historically, Blenheim has a distinguished history. Blenheim Palace is the home of 11th Duke of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Set in 2100 acres of beautiful parkland landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown, the exquisite Baroque Palace is surrounded by sweeping lawns, formal gardens and the magnificent Lake. Inside, the scale of the Palace is beautifully balanced by the intricate detail and delicacy of the carvings, the hand painted ceilings and the amazing porcelain collections, tapestries and paintings displayed in each room. On the first floor 'Blenheim Palace: The Untold Story' brings to life enticing tales from the last 300 years.