A visit to Blenheim Palace offers an unforgettable experience. It’s a chance to share the splendours of Baroque architecture designed in the 1700s by Vanbrugh and Hawksmoor, to wonder at the collections of art, tapestry and antiques, and to explore the Park and Gardens and discover landscapes crafted by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown to form magnificent vistas of English countryside.
If you are visiting Blenheim Palace for the first time, we have 300 years of history and 2000 acres of beautiful landscapes for you to discover. With just a single day, you can enjoy guided tours of the Palace, home to the Dukes of Marlborough and the greatest Briton, Sir Winston Churchill. You will find exhibits that tell the story of their lives, and the lives of those who have run the Palace and Estate for three centuries, through diaries, artefacts, photographs and film.
Our annual pass will give you more time for our rich history to unfold, and to appreciate the natural delights of the changing seasons as they play across the glorious parkland that, together with the Palace, make this a World Heritage Site.
With a rich variety of cultural highlights spanning the calendar, you can indulge in our programme of special events; from medieval jousting displays, Christmas Lights, big stage music Nocturnes and contemporary art installations.
Blenheim Palace sits at the edge of the picturesque town of Woodstock in Oxfordshire. It is a 20-minute journey from Oxford. The Palace is also within reach of central London which is around one and a half hours by car and about the same distance from Birmingham.
We do however encourage the use of public transport as much as possible. See below for advice on how to find us:
Our nearby train stations include Oxford and Bicester. Trains run regularly to these stations from London Paddington and Marylebone respectively. Call 08457 484950 for up to date train information, or visit www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk or http://www.chilternrailways.co.uk/.
Regular services run from Victoria Coach station in London to Gloucester Green, Oxford. Visit www.oxfordtube.com for times and prices.
The S3 bus service to Woodstock runs every 30 minutes from Oxford train station and Oxford’s Gloucester Green bus station to the gates of Blenheim Palace. Please ask the bus driver to identify the appropriate stop.
Buy your tickets to the Palace aboard the bus and you can receive a special discount. Ask the driver for more details, or check the S3 leaflets onboard.
For the timetable and more information on the route, visit http://www.stagecoachbus.com
There is no direct bus service from Bicester to Woodstock.
Woodstock is connected to Oxford via the National Cycle Network #5 route. Click here to view the Sustrans Website where you can see the cycle route maps in detail.
Please note that while there are bike racks available at the Palace, cycling within the Park is not permitted.
Eight miles north-west of Oxford, on the A44 Evesham Road, Blenheim Palace is easily accessible from London and Birmingham. The Palace is signposted from junction 9 of the M40.
If you are using Sat Nav, please use the postcode OX20 1PP.
Booking a taxi in advance can provide the cheapest, most convenient journey. Visit minicabit.com to plan your trip.