Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is best known these days as the birthplace of the Great Prime Minister Winston Churchill but it has a long an lustrous history that makes it one of the most interesting and popular attractions in the UK. It is the only non-royal non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace. The palace, one of England’s largest houses, was built between 1705 and circa 1724. UNESCO recognized the palace as a World Heritage Site in 1987. It is unique in its combined usage as a family home, mausoleum and national monument. Following the palace’s completion, it became the home of the Churchill family for the following 300 years, and various members of the family have in that period wrought various changes, in the interiors, park and gardens. At the end of the 19th century, the palace and the Churchills were saved from ruin by an American marriage. Thus, the exterior of the palace remains in good repair and exactly as completed. It’s well worth a visit if you’re interested in the Churchill’s, Architecture and History. It’s still a private home to this day but it’s very much open to the public.

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