Taking a trip to Blenheim Palace

Eight miles outside of the city of Oxford you will find Blenheim Palace which is an incredible attraction to visit if you have decided to base yourself in Oxford for a holiday. This Palace is a World Heritage Site and is most famous for being the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. It was originally constructed in the early 18th century and this incredible building is set in around 200 acres of parkland as well as formal gardens.

The garden is one of the greatest attractions about visiting this Palace and you will find that the formal garden is particularly impressive. There is also a large lake on the grounds which will be very enjoyable to go and see. This is one of the largest country houses in the United Kingdom, and one of the few residences in the country that is not occupied by the royal family, but still enjoys the title of Palace.

The grounds here are extensive and anyone who visits is free to simply explore them and enjoy the area. Some of the formal gardens are closed at certain times, but it is easy to take a tour round if you arrange to visit at a time when they are open.

In the grounds there are also many outbuildings which can be seen. You should be aware that if you have a dog with you you are not going to be allowed to take it into the formal gardens, or into the house itself.

One of the best times of year to visit can be at Christmas, although the garden will be a little cold, but you will be able to see some of the incredible Christmas decorations. All year round however the gardens are beautiful and the tours around the building are informative and fascinating.