Blenheim Palace, Birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill

Posted by in Guides, on February 20, 2015

Blenheim Palace is arguably the most celebrated stately home in the England. The stately home is known throughout the country for its grandeur and opulence, both of which are a testimony to the estates rich history. Blenheim Palace was a gift to General John Churchill, Duke Marlborough by Queen Anne for his victory over the French in 1704 at the Bavarian village of Blenheim.

Blenheim Palace is also the birthplace of renowned former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Winston Churchill was born in 1874 and is regarded as one of the Britain’s most influential and important political leaders.

The palace is designed by renowned architect Sir John Vanbrugh and is considered by many architectural experts as the finest Baroque style edifice and construction in the United Kingdom. Some architects even go bold with their description of the stately home and describe as England’s answer to the legendary French palace of Versailles.

Very little of the palace has change since its completion in 1722. In fact that only drastic alteration of the palace was conducted in the 1760s, when Lancelot “Capability” Brown transformed the 2.000 acres gardens of the palace into a green and colorful paradise. He also created the world famous Marlborough Maze which is the world’s largest hedge maze. Today people from all over the world come to try their luck at getting out of the maze without any assistance.

Blenheim PalaceBlenheim Palace is located in close proximity to the town of Woodstock in the county of Oxfordshire. The town has a population of approximately 3.000 people and is a beautiful, calm and peaceful place where travelers can set base when they come to visit the palace. The Feathers Inn is the town’s most renowned accommodation establishment. The inn is known for its tasty meals and stylish rooms. Another known accommodation establishment is the Star Inn which is located in the heart of the town of Woodstock.

Another option for travelers is to set base in the capital of England, London. The capital lies at about 63 miles from Blenheim Palace and provide frequent trains to the town of Woodstock. Traveler can also rent an automobile and make their own road trip to the remarkable stately home. Travelers often prefer to set base in London, as they can also explore the English capital and its landmarks as well.

If you have recently moved to London via removal services, don’t wait long to visit Blenheim Palace. It will certainly be a trip that you and your entire family will enjoy thoroughly. Speaking of removal services, know that you won’t have a hard time finding such services when you are moving to London, as nowadays there are numerous man and van companies that provide both local and inter-city removals. Also don’t be alarmed by the price of such services, because most companies provide their removals at highly reasonable and fair prices.

However don’t only visit Blenheim Palace, make sure that you pass by the town of Woodstock as it is a place that is worth a visit.