Friday Fun: Blenheim palace-day trip

Blenheim Palace, just over 50 miles from London is the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

It’s the principal residence of the Duke of Marlborough and the only non-royal country house in England to hold the title of palace.

Built in the 1700s, with its beautiful grounds and views across Oxfordshire, it’s also a great day out for the whole family. 

There’s free parking if you drive in or a discount on ticket prices if you use public transport (train to Oxford and a bus into the palace grounds).

Ticket prices are around £27 for adults for entry into the palace and all the gardens and grounds and £16 for children 5-15. (And you can convert your ticket into a 12 month pass if you donate the price to the palace charity which means you can visit as often as you like over the year).

From the magnificent Baroque architecture to the collections of art, tapestry and antiques inside, from the tranquility of the lake to the tropical heat of the butterfly house and children’s activity area in the pleasure gardens, there’s so much to see and marvel at on a visit.