Blenheim Palace

country house in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England

Blenheim Palace is a grand building in the town of Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, UK. In a way, it was designed to impress.[1] It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[2]

Blenheim Palace
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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View of front and main entrance of palace
CriteriaCultural: ii, iv
Inscription1987 (11th Session)


The palace was built to celebrate a great victory over the French at Blenheim, in 1704. The great country home was designed by architects Sir John Vanbrugh and Nicholas Hawksmoor. It has a park that was landscaped by Capability Brown.[2]

Blenheim was the home of John Churchill, who was the 1st Duke of Marlborough. His successors still live in the palace.[2]

Sir Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim.[2]

Blenheim Palace and its grounds were named a World Heritage Site, in 1987.[2]


Related pagesEdit


  1. "Welcome to Blenheim Palace". Blenheim Palace. Retrieved 2011-06-20.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 UNESCO, "Blenheim Palace"; retrieved 2012-4-19.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Blenheim Palace at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°50′31″N 1°21′41″W / 51.84194°N 1.36139°W / 51.84194; -1.36139