Blenheim Palace

Type:Historic House/Palace

Blenheim Palace
Woodstock
Oxfordshire
OX20 1UL

Tel: 01993 810530

Blenheim Palace aerial photo

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Palace, Park & Gardens (17-25 or students with ID)£27.00 per ticket
Palace, Park & Gardens (Adult)£32.00 per ticket
Palace, Park & Gardens (Child 5-16, under 5s free)£17.50 per ticket
Palace, Park & Gardens (Concession: over 65's)£29.50 per ticket
Park & Gardens (17 - 25's or student with ID)£17.50 per ticket
Park & Gardens only (Adult)£19.50 per ticket
Park & Gardens only (Child)£9.50 per ticket
Park & Gardens only (Concession) - Monday to Friday only£18.50 per ticket

Concessions are over-65s. Students will need to bring valid ID. Children are aged 5 - 16 years. Under-5's are free.

Palace, Park & Gardens tickets include all of the below (Park and Gardens), plus:
Access to all public areas of the Palace, including:
• Access to our onsite guide (which can be downloaded to your personal smart device), giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in 300 years of history at your own pace. The onsite guide is available in nine languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Mandarin, Japanese and Russian.
• Exhibitions including annual showcases and the new permanent Churchill Exhibition and The Stables Exhibition.

Park and Gardens tickets include:
• Access to public areas of the Park and Formal Gardens:
• Over 2000 acres of stunning ‘Capability’ Brown parkland that features some historical monuments, including The Column of Victory, Grand Cascades and Vanbrugh Bridge over the Lake.
• The Formal Gardens which include the Secret Garden, the Water Terraces, Rose Garden and the Churchill Memorial Garden.
• The Walled Garden, home to a Giant Hedge Maze, the Butterfly House and Lavender Garden.

Awards

  • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) Green Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) 2018
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Facilities

Other

  • Film - Historic Location

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Childrens Play Area
  • Shop

Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch audio guide
  • French audio guide
  • German audio guide
  • Italian audio guide
  • Japanese audio guide
  • Mandarin audio guide
  • Russian audio guide
  • Spanish audio guide

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

COVID-19 Response

  • Advance booking essential
  • Open now

Establishment Features

  • Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages
  • Coach drop-off point
  • Conference facilities
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event Venue
  • Free car parking
  • Groups Welcome
  • On-site coach parking
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Open All Year
  • Picnic Area
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Key Features

  • Families
  • Groups
  • In countryside
  • In town/city centre
  • Min group size
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Weddings

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Apple pay accepted

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Groups Welcome
  • Min group size numeric qualifier
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Opening Times

Open New Year
2023 (1 Jan 2023 - 13 Nov 2023)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:30 - 18:00*

* Normal opening hours 2022. Monday – Sunday 09:30 - 18:00
Main Season 9th April 2022 – 3rd October 2022
Winter season 4th October 2022 - 8th April 2023 (excluding Christmas at Blenheim dates - see below)
Christmas event (separate prices apply) 13th November 2022 – 3rd January 2023
Open throughout the year, except for Christmas Day. Blenheim Palace reserves the right to close on other dates, change its opening hours, events or offers, to restrict or refuse access at any time without notice. Please refer to the Blenheim Palace website for further information on closures.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Directions

Road Directions

Blenheim Palace sits at the edge of the picturesque town of Woodstock in Oxfordshire and is only a twenty-minute journey from the city of Oxford.

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1UL

The Palace is within easy reach of central London and Birmingham. Both cities are around one and a half hours away by car. Free car parking is available on-site, however, we do encourage the use of sustainable public transport as much as possible.

Car

We are located eight miles north-west of Oxford, on the A44 Evesham Road. The Palace is signposted from junction nine of the M40. If you are using satellite navigation, please use the postcode OX20 1UL.

When visiting by car, please be aware that a 20mph speed limit applies across the Estate. 

Free car parking is available to all visitors (some exceptions may apply for certain events), with disabled parking for blue badge holders at Flagstaff car park in front of the Palace.  Further parking is available at the Pleasure Gardens.

Bicycle

Woodstock is connected to Oxford via the National Cycle Network #5 route. To view the Sustrans cycle route maps in detail visit sustrans.org. Please note that while there are bike racks available at the Palace but cycling within the Park is not permitted. Visitors may cycle from the entrance gates to the Palace and back.

Public Transport Directions

Bus

The S3 bus from Oxford to Woodstock runs every 30 minutes from Oxford train station and Oxford's Gloucester Green bus station to the gates of Blenheim Palace. Please ask the bus driver to identify the appropriate stop.

Show your bus ticket at the gate to receive a 30% discount on entry. 

For the timetable and more information on the route, visit stagecoachbus.com. There is no direct bus service from Bicester to Woodstock.

Train

Nearby train stations include Oxford, Oxford Parkway and Long Hanborough. Call 08457 484950 for up to date train information or visit gwr.com or chilternrailways.co.uk.

Show your train ticket on arrival to receive a 30% discount on admission.

Coach

Regular services run from London Victoria Coach station to Gloucester Green in Oxford. Visit oxfordtube.com for prices and times. 

Multi stop - Oxford/Blenheim Palace/Bicester Village. To find multi stop/direct trips to Blenheim Palace and Bicester Village from Oxford, visit ventureoxford.com.

Taxi

Booking a taxi in advance can provide the cheapest, most convenient journey. Visit townhousewoodstock.co.uk or minicabit.com to plan your trip.

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