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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 Woodstock, 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 John Vanbrugh and built in the period 1705-1724. Blenheim Palace stands in a park created by the famous landscape designer Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. The Triumphal Arch, known as 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 a park and several gardens, such as the Formal Garden, the Italian Garden, the Rose...

Blenheim Palace is surrounded by a park and several gardens, such as the Formal Garden,

the Italian Garden, the Rose Garden and Water Terraces. Blenheim Palace is the birthplace

of Winston Churchill (1874-1965). 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 a park and several gardens, such as the Formal Garden, the Italian Garden, the Rose...

    Blenheim Palace is surrounded by a park and several gardens, such as the Formal Garden,

    the Italian Garden, the Rose Garden and Water Terraces. Blenheim Palace is the birthplace

    of Winston Churchill (1874-1965). 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...

    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. 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...

    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 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 large cistern for the water supply of

    Blenheim Palace. The palace was built for John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough.

    Amongst his descendants are Sir Winston Churchill and Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales.

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

    Blenheim Palace: The East Gate. 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, 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 Woodstock, Oxfordshire. Blenheim was designed by the Sir John...

    Blenheim Palace is a large and monumental building, situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

    Blenheim was designed by the Sir John Vanbrugh, a famous English architect and dramatist.

    The palace was built in the period 1705-1724. Sir Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim

    Palace. During the guided tour visitors can admire the birth room of Sir Winston Churchill.

  7. Blenheim Palace - Sir Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace in 1874. In Bladon near Blenheim Palace is the small St. Martin's Church, in the...

    Sir Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace in 1874. In Bladon near Blenheim Palace

    is 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. Blenheim Palace was declared an UNESCO

    World Heritage in 1987.

  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 Blenheim Palace as the

    'Finest View in England'.

  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 was...

    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 built 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 at the Battle of Blenheim in Germany.

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

    The Queen Pool and the Grand Bridge at Blenheim Palace. The Grand Bridge at Blenheim

    Palace was never completely finished. Blenheim Palace stands in a park created by the most

    famous 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 located in the background behind the Queen Pool. The park...

    The Queen Pool and the Grand Bridge at the Blenheim Palace Park, Blenheim Palace is

    located 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.

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

    Blenheim Palace: A 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 Blenheim Palace was

    designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor and is based on the Arch of Titus in Rome.