A Day at Blenheim Palace

In the heart of Oxfordshire and the market town of Woodstock (8 miles North of Oxford) is Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill and home to the current Duke of Marlborough.

Here are my tips on how to spend a day at Blenheim Palace.

Blenheim Palace

Getting There: From Oxford there is a bus that takes just under 30 minutes and stops directly outside the driveway.

Be warned that just walking up the drive takes around 20 minutes.

Blenheim Palace

Tip 1: Bring your walking shoes.

You might be visiting a stately home, but your feet will hate you later if you’ve been in heels all day.

  Blenheim Palace

Tip 2: Take one of the guided tours.

Get a real sense and understanding of the history and the people who have made this fascinating place their home over the centuries.

The tours start at regular intervals throughout the day Monday – Saturday, beginning at the Palace entrance. They do not run Sunday or Bank Holidays.

Blenheim Palace

Tip 3: Take your time.

If the weather allows, make sure you enjoy as many of the gardens as possible. They are beautiful.

I would definitely recommend the Formal Gardens Walking Tour. Weather permitting, this runs daily at 12:30pm.

Blenheim Palace


Blenheim Palace

Tip 4: Get lost in the maze.

Head to the Marlborough Maze, find your way to the middle…and then try to find your way back out again.

Blenheim Palace

Tip 5: Treat yourself to something yummy.

Head to one of the fantastic cafes and restaurants and enjoy a light lunch or opt for something a bit more special.

I would definitely recommend The Orangery if you want to make your visit that little bit more memorable.

  Blenheim Palace


Blenheim Palace


Blenheim Palace


Blenheim Palace

For more information on how to spend a day at Blenheim Palace and to book online check out the website.

Don’t forget to check out my guide to spending 24 Hours in Woodstock



  1. 22nd April 2017 / 5:08 pm

    This looks great! I love a good stately home visit – not far from London either! 🙂

    • 22nd April 2017 / 6:58 pm

      Thanks. It’s a beautiful place to visit and definitely easy to get to from London.

  2. 24th April 2017 / 10:28 pm

    This looks gorgeous! I’d never heard of this place!

    • 26th April 2017 / 6:02 pm

      I would definitely recommend it if you are ever in the Oxfordshire area of the UK. Very easy to get to from London.

  3. 25th April 2017 / 5:56 pm

    This looks like a great places to visit .. definitely adding to my list for my next trip to the Oxford area. It reminds me a bit of Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna with it’s expansive gardens and maze

    • 26th April 2017 / 6:04 pm

      I’ve not bee to Vienna but I’ll definitely be looking now. If you are in Oxford, Woodstock/Blenheim is super easy to get to.
      Definitely worth making a weekend trip from London.

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