Dust away any winter blues and put your health and wellbeing at the forefront with a visit to
‘Britain’s Greatest Palace’. To mark the launch of its 2024 annual pass the UNESCO World
Heritage Site has created a handy guide featuring 24 ways to enjoy it throughout 2024.
- 2024 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Winston Churchill, famously
born at Blenheim Palace. The permanent Churchill Exhibition features key aspects of
the adventurous life of the famous wartime leader and writer. Join Blenheim as it
collaborates with the national campaign to commemorate the anniversary.
- January is Walk Your Dog Month so bring your four-legged friends along for a 4.6-
mile walk along the Park Perimeter. This 2-hour route is suitable for wheelchair and
buggy users too.
- Marvel at Icons of British Fashion – the biggest exhibition in the history of the Palace
(23rd March – 30th June) featuring designs from legendary icons including Stella
McCartney, Vivienne Westwood and Jean Muir to name but a few.
- From mid-March, the new Dukes of Marlborough Tour is a wonderful opportunity to
learn about the opening chapter of Blenheim Palace’s story and the first Duke’s
victory and reward. The exhibition celebrates the history and characters that shaped
- For centuries, Blenheim Palace has been closely associated with the world of art. The
Blenheim Art Foundation is set to host a captivating new exhibition at the Palace
from July 9th to October 20th, 2024. Stay tuned for further details, which will be
unveiled in the upcoming months.
- Your Annual Pass will grant you free access to a variety of popular events including
the Food Festival boasting a weekend of delicious food and drink and cooking
demonstrations from world-renowned chefs.*
- Hop along to the Walled Garden during Easter weekend for a host of egg-citing
activities including circus skills, balloon modelling, bubble performances, and a
travelling vintage variety show.
- Take a stroll through the breathtaking Formal Gardens with its Water Terraces and
the Churchill Memorial Garden, and not forgetting the views of the Great Lake
thanks to the accessible path from the West Courtyard.
- Visit the newly restored Orangery for a delightful afternoon tea experience or a
lunchtime catch-up with friends.
- Wander through the Long Library from mid-January until March to discover the
‘Victorian Library’ and see the room set out how it would have looked during the
Victorian era. Pick up books from the tables and read through pages from the past
whilst learning more about the history of the Palace and the people who have lived
- Government research has shown that 85% of children and young people agreed that
being in nature made them very happy. With nature and wellbeing at the forefront of Blenheim Palace’s values, why not get the children outside for some wildlife spotting or conker and leaf collecting on one of our Estate walks.
- Entrance to the Blenheim Palace Flower Show is free with an annual pass featuring a
variety of stands and entertainment, incredible floral displays, demonstrations from
gardening experts, delicious food and drink, homeware and crafts and live music.
- Enjoy a spring or summer picnic with a view of Blenheim Palace on the South Lawn,
with goodies you’ve picked up from The Oxfordshire Pantry.
- Experience the silver-screen at Blenheim Palace during its Film Trail as you go behind
the scenes of some of the most famous blockbusters in cinematic history, including
Harry Potter, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, and newest blockbuster,
- Step back in time to medieval England at our Jousting Tournament and join the
action-packed weekend of fun whilst getting stuck into old English traditions such as
archery and falconry.
- If you’d rather some retail therapy, the Palace gift shop is full of beautiful items for
yourself or loved ones, where you can pick up food, fragrances, soft furnishings, and
gifts. Treat someone to one of the three Blenheim Palace Gins or take home a cuddly
new friend in one of their Blenheim Palace teddy bears.
- You’ll never go hungry during a trip to Blenheim Palace. Try the Stables Cafe, the
Oxfordshire Pantry, or if you’re in the Walled Garden head to the Pizzeria if you
fancy a cheesy pizza.
- Marvel at the Palace State Rooms featuring priceless collections; the ‘Upstairs’ tour
of the Marlborough family’s private apartments; a ‘Downstairs’ tour into the lives of
Palace staff over the centuries.
- Explore 300 years of history as you wander through the Palace from the Great Hall.
Top tip: don’t forget to look up – there’s spectacular heritage to be experienced
- Blenheim Palace houses some of Europe’s most extensive collections. Amongst the
treasures are the famous Marlborough Tapestries and the ‘Victories Series’. There’s
also the magnificent Long Library, lined with more than 10,000 books.
- Immerse yourself in the Walled Garden, with the new walking audio tour,
highlighting the history of the garden up to modern day.
- Challenge yourself with a wander through the beautiful 2-mile Marlborough Maze as
you try to find your way out through hundreds of yew trees in a design inspired by
the history of the Palace.
- Flutter by our Butterfly House located in the Walled Garden from March until
October, home to butterfly species from all around the world since the early 1980’s.
- Towards the end of the year, the seasonal Christmas Market will delight and engage.
Wrap up warm and spend some time wandering around the traditional wooden
If you can’t make it to Blenheim Palace to enjoy the stunning walks and experiences, immerse yourself in nature and listen to our wellbeing podcast series ‘Being at Blenheim’ available on Spotify. These were recorded in peaceful spots from several of our Estate walks. Join Wellbeing and Nature Connection Coach and Mindfulness Teacher Claire Branigan and listen to the calming sounds of birdsong, running water and rustling leaves alongside a gentle running commentary of various ways to enjoy nature, de-stress and take time for yourself.
We treat all Palace, Park and Gardens tickets as charitable donations to the Blenheim Palace Heritage Foundation and as a thank you, we automatically convert them into Annual Passes at no extra cost. Your donation is vital in helping us preserve Blenheim Palace, Park and Gardens for generations to come.
*The Annual Pass does not include entry to all events, or third-party events including Nocturne, Christmas Trails, and Blenheim Palace Horse Trials.
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