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Blenheim Palace

The Blenheim Palace is a park. Blenheim Palace is a large and monumental country house situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. It is the only non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title "palace". The Palace, one of England's greatest houses in every sense of the word, was built between 1705 and circa 1722. Its construction was originally intended to be a gift to John Churchill, the 1st Duke of Marlborough from a grateful nation in return for military triumph against the French. However, it soon became the subject of political infighting, which led to Marlborough's exile, the fall from power of his Duchess, and irreparable damage to the reputation of the architect Sir John Vanbrugh. Designed in the rare, and short-lived, English baroque style, architectural appreciation of the palace is as divided today as it was in the 1720s. ^ It is unique in its combined usage as a family home, mausoleum and national monument. The palace is also notable as the birthplace and ancestral home of Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Interesting places in Blenheim Palace:
Vista to church spire   Lower water Parterre
Battle Plantations   Grand Avenue
Upper Water parterre   The Grand Bridge
The Great Walled Garden   The Marlborough Maze
The Column of Victory - Blenheim Palace   Site of Woodstock Manor
Temple of Diana   Victory Column
Queen Elizabeth Island  


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Nearest places of interest:

Hanborough railway station
Long Hanborough
The Grand Bridge
Site of Woodstock Manor
  The Column of Victory - Blenheim Palace
Victory Column
Battle Plantations
Grand Avenue

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