Blenheim Palace is located in Woodstock in Oxfordshire, England and is a monumental country house. It is the main home for the Dukes of Marlborough and is the non-royal country house in England to called a palace. The palace was constructed somewhere between 1705 and 1722 and is one of the country’s biggest houses. In 1987, it was classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The palace takes its name from the Battle of Blenheim in 1704. John Churchill was rewarded with the palace as a gift after his victories in the War of the Spanish Succession and building took place in 1705. The design of the palace is that of English Baroque style and is famous for being Sir Winston’s Churchill’s birthplace. Once work on the palace was completely finished, it was then the place of residence for the Churchill’s for 300 years after and they in turn did some work and put their own stamp on the interiors, gardens and parks. Today, the palace, park and gardens are open to visitors. The Blenheim Park Railway connects the gardens to the palace. Some of the main highlights include The Palace State Rooms, the Formal Gardens, Churchill’s Destiny, The Miniature Train and The Winston Churchill Buggy Tour, to name but a few. There is so much on offer at the palace in terms of architecture, history and beauty.

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