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Take a Picture Tour of Blenheim Palace in the Cotswolds

See Winston Churchill's Birthplace - Historic Blenheim Palace

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Historic Blenheim Palace, a magnificent example of English Baroque architecture and one of the grandest private homes in Britain, was the birthplace and childhood home of Winston Churchill.

Blenheim Palace began as a gift from a grateful monarch, Queen Anne, to John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, in honor of his defeat of the French at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704.

By the time the flamboyant palace was completed, some of the greatest architects, designers, landscape gardeners, painters, carvers and sculptors of the 18th century had taken part in its creation but the Duchess had fallen out with everyone - including the Queen of England.

About two hours from central London by car (less by train and local bus), Blenheim Palace makes an easy day trip from London and a "must" on any tour of the Southeast or the Cotswolds. Take his pictorial tour, then:

Plan a Visit to Blenheim Palace

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Autumn at Blenheim PalaceThe Clock Tower at Blenheim PalaceThe Great Hall at Blenheim PalaceThe Green Writing Room at Blenheim Palace
The SaloonThe First State Room at Blenheim Palace.The First State Room at Blenheim PalaceThe Long Library at Blenheim Palace
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