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Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace

Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, OX20 1PP

The Basics

Visitors can choose between two tickets: One provides access to the park and gardens only, while the other grants access to the park, gardens, and palace. The latter includes guided tours of the Palace State Rooms and access to the Untold Story interactive exhibit, which traces the palace’s long history. The Churchill Exhibition explores the life story of the former English prime minister through photographs, letters, and artifacts and is also included with palace admission.

Audio guides are available for a small extra fee, as are special seasonal tours. Visitors can explore the palace independently or go as part of day tours from London, Oxford, or Bournemouth. Day tours typically combine a visit to Blenheim Palace with trips to nearby Cotswolds villages, such as Bampton, Bibury, and Bourton-on-the-Water.

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Blenheim Palace Tour and The Cotswolds Day Trip from London
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Blenheim Palace Tour and The Cotswolds Day Trip from London
$90.92 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great tripe the guide was very professional.
Lesley was very professional very good explaining the history of the places and the driver was very patient especially when there was a very bad trafic.
Wanderer564162, Oct 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Oxford

star-5
Nice Day Trip
James_C, Oct 2021
Private Tour: Blenheim Palace from London
We started in London at our hotel and spent about an hour by car to Blenheim Palace. Parking was about 300 yards from the Palace. The grounds are extensive and beautiful. Marty, our guide was great about tailoring the tour to our interests. We chose lunch at a Pub, but several nice lunch spots are available at Blenheim. Very nice day trip from London
star-5
Clear and brilliant guide
August_F, Sep 2021
Blenheim Palace - Private Tour From London
Richard was a clear-spoken, informative, and thoughtful guide. His knowledge of virtually all the key historic points of interest in the area was exceeded only by his hard work to accommodate our party at every step of the way. I’d book him for any future tour in the London area.
star-5
Amazing Cotswolds/Blenheim Palace/Oxford Private Tour
lilylim72, Feb 2020
Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace Private Day Tour from Oxford
Flexible collection & drop-off points was greatly appreciated. Our tour guide Ian is very and knowledgeable, we personalised our tour by spending some time in Oxford after Blenheim Palace. Amazing history and breathtaking scenery, will definitely visit Cotswolds again to visit other villages that we missed out. Highly recommend tour as you won’t be disappointed.
star-5
A worthwhile day trip
yinvest, Dec 2019
Blenheim Palace - Private Tour From London
Richard is knowledge, personable, and very professional. The visit to Blenheim Palace was interesting and enriching, thanks in large part to Richard’s expertise on the Churchills.
star-5
EXcellent Tour!!
Gjoycegris, Oct 2019
Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London
We so enjoyed this excursion out of the city. Andy Jackson was our guide. His wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm enhanced this tour. The stop in the Cotswolds was a charming village with lots of dining and shopping options. It was fun to see the Downton Abbey Village as a fan of the program. The highlight of the tour was Blenheim Palace. Steve handled the bus expertly and was quick to assist passengers on and off.
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Blenheim Palace Tour
Marilyn H, Oct 2019
The Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace
Enjoyed our day with visits to Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds. Lunch was a small box lunch, advise bringing your own snacks. Seemed to be some confusion between our tour guide and Blenheim Palace for entry procedures. Could have used more time there, but hard to see everything since so far from London.
star-4
Great Day in the English Country Side!
sgambinony, Sep 2019
Cotswolds Villages & Blenheim Palace Day Trip From London Plus Country Pub Lunch
We had a very relaxing day in the Coltswolds! Jose our guide was great! Unfortunately Blenheim Palace was closed during our visit because someone stole a solid gold toilet! Go figure! But we made the best of it anyway!
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Blenheim palace guided tour.
KVUdupa, Jul 2019
Blenheim Palace Guided Tour from Oxford- private tours
Good tour of Blenheim palace. Tour guide Mr Michiel Van Hout was great. Highly recommended. Only audio guide being allowed inside the palace - is bit irritating, however it was over come by Michiel discreetly.
star-5
Wonderful Day
Gregory A. K, Jun 2019
Cotswolds & Blenheim Palace - Small Groups
Mark was very personable and extremely knowledgeable about the area and history of England. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him exploring the Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace. Please check upon booking what tickets if any are included in the price of the day. We had to buy the Blenheim Palace tickets on top of the tour price which made it a good bit more expensive than we had planned for at the onset of our trip. Other than that, it was wonderful.
star-5
Oxford from London transport and tour
Adventurer789705, Sep 2018
Blenheim Palace Guided Tour from Oxford- private tours
Taxi driver Duci was prompt, friendly driving us from London to Oxford. Equally we enjoyed our tour of Blenheim Palace with iloveoxford tours.Alastair and Michiel were a pleasure to meet. Michiel was a FABULOUS resource through the palace with his knowledge of history and art and personal gracious manner.
star-4
This was a great tour and we saw...
Judy W, Jul 2017
The Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace
This was a great tour and we saw what was described on the website. The last stop in a small village in the Cotswoldswe had already stopped at two others, I thought could have been deleted and given us more time at Blenheim Palace. The bus seats were somewhat uncomfortable with seats being narrow.
star-5
Magical day
, Aug 2018
Blenheim Palace - Private Tour From London
Blenheim Palace is incredible and touring with Richard made it magical. He is so knowledgeable and engaging. The whole day was so much fun! Definitely the highlight of my trip. I highly recommend spending a day or two with Richard as a guide! He’s the best!!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Blenheim Palace is a must for British history buffs, outdoor lovers, and architecture enthusiasts.

  • Four cafés and restaurants can be found on the estate.

  • Free Wi-Fi is available at the palace.

  • The state rooms are accessible to wheelchair users via a staff-operated elevator, though the Untold Story exhibition, as well as some of the special tours, are not.

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How to Get There

Blenheim Palace is situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, about a 20-minute drive from Oxford city. To get here, ride the S3 bus from Oxford, or the Oxford Bus Company’s 500 service from Oxford Parkway.

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When to Get There

Blenheim Palace is open all year, and tours take place every day except Sunday, when visitors can explore independently and guides are stationed in most rooms to answer questions. Summer weekends are busiest, so come midweek or outside of peak summer season (June, July, and August) to avoid the crowds.

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Exploring the Gardens and Grounds

While the palace itself is the main attraction, there is just as much to see in the surrounding gardens and park, portions of which were designed by the famous landscaper Lancelot “Capability” Brown. Ride a minitrain to the Pleasure Gardens, where you’ll find a butterfly house, an adventure playground, and the Marlborough Maze, comprised of thousands of yew hedges. Walking trails around the park lead to other sights, such as the Temple of Diana, where Winston Churchill proposed to his wife, and the Grand Cascade waterfall.

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