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Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace was built to celebrate the victory over the French during the Battle at Blenheim, a major battle of the War of the Spanish Succession at the German village Blenheim (Blindheim). Blenheim Palace was a gift to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, who led the Allied forces during the Battle at Blenheim. Blenheim Palace is a large and monumental building situated in small the village of Woodstock in Great Britain. Blenheim Palace is one of the largest country houses in England and the only non-royal country house in England to hold the title palace. Blenheim Palace was designed by the English architect John Vanbrugh and built between 1705 and 1724, the design of the palace was strongly influenced by the Palladian architecture. Blenheim Palace stands in a park created by the famous English landscape designer Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, he designed more than 170 parks, among them Kew Gardens in London. The Triumphal Arch, known as the Woodstock Gate, was built in 1723. It was erected in memory of the first Duke of Marlborough. The Triumphal Arch at Blenheim was based on the Arch of Titus in Rome. Sir Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace. Blenheim Palace gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1987.

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Blenheim Palace - Blenheim Palace is surrounded by an English landscape park and several gardens, such as the Formal Garden, the Italian Garden, the...

Blenheim Palace is surrounded by an English landscape park and several gardens, such as the Formal Garden, the Italian Garden, the Rose Garden and the Water Terraces. Blenheim Palace was the birthplace of Winston Churchill. In the park of Blenheim Palace at the Temple of Diana, Sir Winston Churchill proposed to Clementine Hozier, who was to become his wife.

  1. Blenheim Palace - Blenheim Palace is surrounded by an English landscape park and several gardens, such as the Formal Garden, the Italian Garden, the...

    Blenheim Palace is surrounded by an English landscape park and several gardens, such as the Formal Garden, the Italian Garden, the Rose Garden and the Water Terraces. Blenheim Palace was the birthplace of Winston Churchill. In the park of Blenheim Palace at the Temple of Diana, Sir Winston Churchill proposed to Clementine Hozier, who was to become his wife.

  2. Blenheim Palace - Blenheim Palace is the only non-royal and non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace. There is a Churchill Exhibition...

    Blenheim Palace is the only non-royal and non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace. There is a Churchill Exhibition and a painting by Sir Winston Churchill of the Great Hall at Blenheim Palace. During the First World War, Blenheim Palace was used as a hospital for wounded soldiers. Blenheim Palace was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987. 

  3. Blenheim Palace - The wrought iron gates at the entrance to Blenheim Palace, the Great Court or North Court is situated behind the gates. Blenheim Palace was...

    The wrought iron gates at the entrance to Blenheim Palace, the Great Court or North Court is situated behind the gates. Blenheim Palace was built in the unique English Baroque style. The interior of the palace was partly inspired by the Palace of Versailles. Blenheim Palace is a fine combination of a family home, mausoleum, national monument and UNESCO World Heritage.

  4. Blenheim Palace - Blenheim Palace: The East Gate is the ceremonial entrance into the palace, the massive East Gate is also the water tower, it had to...

    Blenheim Palace: The East Gate is the ceremonial entrance into the palace, the massive East Gate is also the water tower, it had to carry the huge cistern for the water supply of Blenheim Palace. The palace was built for John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough. Amongst his descendants are the politician Sir Winston Churchill and Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales.

  5. Blenheim Palace - Blenheim Palace: The East Gate of the palace was built to celebrate the victory over the French during the Battle at Blenheim, a major...

    Blenheim Palace: The East Gate of the palace was built to celebrate the victory over the French during the Battle at Blenheim, a major battle of the War of the Spanish Succession at the small German village of Blenheim, in German:Blindheim. Blenheim Palace was a gift to John Churchill, the 1st Duke of Marlborough, who led the Allied forces during the Battle at Blenheim.

  6. Blenheim Palace - Blenheim Palace is a large and monumental building situated in the small village of Woodstock, Oxfordshire. Blenheim was designed by the...

    Blenheim Palace is a large and monumental building situated in the small village of Woodstock, Oxfordshire. Blenheim was designed by the Sir John Vanbrugh, a famous English architect and dramatist. The palace was built in 1705-1724. Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace in 1874. During the guided tour, visitors can admire the birth room of Sir Winston Churchill.

  7. Blenheim Palace - Blenheim Palace, the the ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill. In the villgade of Bladon near Blenheim Palace stands  the small St....

    Blenheim Palace, the the ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill. In the villgade of Bladon near Blenheim Palace stands  the small St. Martin's Church, in the churchyard lies the grave of one of the greatest Prime Ministers of Great Britain, Sir Winston Churchill. He could have been buried in Westminster Abbey in London, but he chose to be buried alongside his wife and parents.

  8. Blenheim Palace - Blenheim Palace: The entrance into the palace is situated at the Great Court or North Court. Blenheim Palace is one of the largest...

    Blenheim Palace: The entrance into the palace is situated at the Great Court or North Court. Blenheim Palace is one of the largest country houses in England. Lady Randolph Churchill, the American-English mother of Sir Winston Churchill, described the palace as the 'Finest View in England'. Blenheim Palace was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1987.

  9. Blenheim Palace - Blenheim Palace: The Column of Victory at the end of the Great Avenue in Blenheim Park. The Column of Victory is 41 meter high and...

    Blenheim Palace: The Column of Victory at the end of the Great Avenue in Blenheim Park. The Column of Victory is 41 meter high and was erected in 1730. The Column of Victory is standing at the end of an avenue of elms leading to the Blenheim Palace. The elms were planted in the positions of the troops of Marlborough during the Battle of Blenheim in Germany.

  10. Blenheim Palace - Dark skies looming over the Queen Pool and the Grand Bridge at Blenheim Palace. The Grand Bridge was never completely finished. Blenheim...

    Dark skies looming over the Queen Pool and the Grand Bridge at Blenheim Palace. The Grand Bridge was never completely finished. Blenheim Palace is situated in a spacious landscape park created by the most famous 18the century landscape architect and garden designer Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. He designed more than 170 parks, among them Kew Gardens in London.

  11. Blenheim Palace - The Queen Pool and the Grand Bridge at the Blenheim Palace Park, Blenheim Palace is situated in the background behind the Queen Pool. The park is...

    The Queen Pool and the Grand Bridge at the Blenheim Palace Park, Blenheim Palace is situated in the background behind the Queen Pool. The park is home to several gardens, waterfalls, a butterfly house and the Marlborough Hedge Maze, a large maze made up of 3000 yew bushes. The gardens are decorated with statues and follies, such as the Temple of Diana.

  12. Blenheim Palace - Blenheim Palace: Our own Mini Monza in front of the Woodstock Gate, the gate is also known as the Triumphal Arch. The...

    Blenheim Palace: Our own Mini Monza in front of the Woodstock Gate, the gate is also known as the Triumphal Arch. The Woodstock Gate was built  in 1723. The gate was erected in memory of John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough. The Woodstock Gate at the palace was designed by the British architect Nicholas Hawksmoor and is based on the Arch of Titus in Rome.