Blenheim Palace Tickets
Oxfordshire

Blenheim Palace Tickets

Blenheim Palace Tickets
Blenheim Palace Tickets

About Blenheim Palace

Receive a warm welcome into the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Wonder at this masterpiece of 18th century Baroque architecture, which houses some of the finest antique collections in Europe.

History
Blenheim Palace was built between 1705 and 1733 for John Churchill, the 1st Duke of Marlborough to celebrate victory over the French at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704, which is how the Palace got its name. Over the past 300 years Blenheim Palace has been the home of the Dukes of Marlborough, but has also been used for many other purposes, including a hospital for wounded soldiers, a home and school for evacuees, a base for MI5, and today is a popular filming location and spectacular venue for weddings and events. In 1950, the 10th Duke of Marlborough opened Blenheim Palace to the public for the first time, and since then millions of visitors have passed through its doors and the Palace is established as one of the best heritage attractions in the UK.

The Palace
Take an audio tour of the State Rooms and admire the portraits, tapestries and exquisite furniture while learning about the 300-year history of this National Treasure. Visit the Churchill Exhibition and learn all about the life of the great Prime Minister through photographs, extracts from his diaries, artefacts and a number of other elements. Then visit our Stables Exhibition and discover the importance of horses at Blenheim through the centuries. Gain an insight into the lives of the family that have lived at Blenheim Palace, their guests and household staff with one of three tours of the Private Apartments. The ‘Upstairs’ tour includes the Palace’s Bedrooms and the ‘Downstairs’ tour showcases the staff areas.

The Park & Formal Gardens
Explore this World Heritage Site amongst over 2000 acres of parkland landscaped by one of the UK’s most famous landscape architects, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Take a stroll up to the Grand Cascades or around the lake to admire some of the finest views in England, looking out for the historical monuments in the grounds, including the Column of Victory and Grand Bridge. Discover the array of Formal Gardens, including the Rose Garden, Churchill Memorial Garden, Water Terraces and Secret Garden. A short miniature train ride away from the Palace is the Walled Garden, which boasts a Giant Hedge Maze, Butterfly House, Lavender Garden and an exhibition about how the Gardens have been used and maintained throughout the Palace’s history.

Events & Experiences
Blenheim Palace is not only an iconic part of history, but also a living, changing experience with a wealth of sporting and cultural events, themed exhibitions, and tours on offer all year. The busy events calendar includes firm favourites such as Christmas at Blenheim Palace, Halloween and The Flower Show.

Saturday 23rd March - Sunday 30th June 2024
Our biggest exhibition to date arrives at Blenheim Palace from March 23rd to June 30th. Featuring world-class designers, fashion houses and labels, the collection includes a captivating collection by Turnball & Asser inspired by Winston Churchill and a special creation by Milliner Stephen Jones (Included in an Annual Pass, PPG, and Day Ticket.) Each space along the visitor route in our 300-year-old Palace will pay homage to a British fashion icon starting in the Great Hall with designs on display by the late Dame Vivienne Westwood and creative partner Andreas Kronthaler. Icons of British Fashion will continue through Blenheim Palace where you can marvel at the highly visual exhibition dramatically lit and displayed amongst our own priceless collections. We have such a rich history of our own in British fashion having hosted many fashion shows, photoshoots, and catwalks attended by high society and royalty. Our Palace is the perfect backdrop to showcase the lasting impact of British fashion on the global stage over the years. Alongside the impressive array of legendary designers, we’ll also be celebrating our own icon of fashion, Sir Winston Churchill. With this year honouring the 150th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s birth, it’s only right that during this momentous exhibition, visitors can see one of the original Churchill Siren Suits, kindly loaned by Turnbull & Asser, as well as a new take on the iconic boiler suit and a smoking cap designed by Steven Jones.

Visit time

4hr. Suggested visit time.

Start date

1st January, 2024

Categories

Landmarks

Age

All ages. Free admission for children under 3.

Opening Times & Itinerary

The park is open from 9am, the Gardens From 10am and the Palace from 10:30am with last entry at 4:45pm. The Park closes at 6pm. Additional closures may occur.

Admission Information

Please present your booking confirmation with the QR code upon arrival at Blenheim Palace. In line with their Green Tourism Gold aware - this is a paperless venue. Visitors do not need to print tickets, the admission team will scan the QR code on the booking confirmation.

Important information

Car parking on site is included within your entrance ticket price, there is no additional cost for existing ticket holders.

The Car Park is a five-minute walk from the Palace

Disabled Access
Where possible Blenheim Palace make provisions to ensure the site is accessible for wheelchair, mobility scooter and buggy users.

Wheelchairs and single-person mobility scooters are available to hire from the Access Desk. To pre-book a wheelchair or scooter for your visit, please contact our Customer Service team who will reserve one for you. Please book at least 24 hours in advance, as availability is limited.

Blenheim scooters are not available to take inside the Palace. They do however, offer a wheelchair transfer for anyone who needs to use one inside the Palace.

Wheelchairs and scooters will follow a strict cleaning routine between uses.

There is a lift into the Palace state rooms, and into the Orangery restaurant, for wheelchair and scooter access. The maximum weight in these lifts is 200kg for safety reasons. Guests are welcome to transfer to a wheelchair, if possible, and have their scooter sent up separately.

The new accessible route to the Formal Gardens is through the West Courtyard, please ask a member of staff for directions. Please follow the signs for the accessible and step free access routes through the Formal Gardens.

Some of our park walks cover uneven terrain and suitable footwear should be worn.

Venue

Blenheim Palace

Woodstock, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, OX20 1PP

Frequently asked questions

What is Blenheim Palace about?

Receive a warm welcome into the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Wonder at this masterpiece of 18th century Baroque architecture, which houses some of the finest antique collections in Europe.

What is the length of Blenheim Palace?

4hr. Suggested visit time.

Which venue is Blenheim Palace at?

Blenheim Palace.

What's the price for Blenheim Palace tickets?

The price for tickets to Blenheim Palace starts at £38.

How old do children need to be to see Blenheim Palace?

All ages. Free admission for children under 3.

How do you buy tickets for Blenheim Palace?

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