Blenheim Palace

This magnificent baroque-style palace was built at the beginning of the eighteenth century by Sir John Van Brugh for the first Duke of Marlborough after his famous victory at the battle of Blenheim.  It is situated eight miles north of Oxford near the village of Woodstock.  The palace contains magnificent works of Art, furniture and tapestries.  There is an exhibition on the life of Winston Churchill, a descendant of the Duke of Marlborough, who was born here.  The extensive grounds include formal gardens and a lake designed by the famous landscape gardener, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, also a miniature railway and a maze.