Visit Blenheim Palace in Oxford and discover a Chiltern gem
- Blenheim Palace is a World Heritage Site with over 300 years of history and birthplace of Winston Churchill.
- Set in more than 2000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped Parkland and tour the array of Formal Gardens or take the miniature train to the family-friendly Pleasure Gardens
- Blenheim Palace is not only an iconic part of history, but also a living, changing experience with a wealth of events, themed tours and exhibitions throughout the year
- Travel there with Chiltern on one of our great value Advance Fares from just £5.40 one-way.
Who designed Blenheim Palace?
Blenheim Palace was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh in the English Baroque style, between 1705 and 1722, with the Chapel (the last part of the Palace to be built) consecrated l 11 years after the death of the 1st Duke, in 1733.
Who lives in Blenheim Palace?
The 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and their family currently live at Blenheim Palace. Blenheim Palace is the only building in England other than royal buildings to be lucky enough to own the title of 'Palace'. The palace was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill in 1874.
Did Winston Churchill live at Blenheim Palace?
Sir Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace in 1874. Winston spent a lot of time at the Palace throughout his life and proposed to his wife Clementine in the Temple of Diana.
How do I get to Blenheim palace from Oxford Parkway Station?
Why book with Chiltern Railways?
- We are consistently voted one of the most punctual train companies in the UK
- We never charge booking, credit or debit card fee. So you'll always get the cheapest Chiltern fares.
- Our spacious carriages offer plenty of tables, and power points at almost every seat.
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