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A guided history tour of Blenheim Palace

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Let us take you on a VIP behind the scenes tour at one of England's finest palaces.

Blenheim Palace: the Great Estate through the years

As a Possibilities member let us take you on a VIP behind the scenes tour focusing on the history of Blenheim Palace, before spending time with the key people who passionately restore and preserve the estate to ensure it survives for future generations. 

Enjoy a sit-down talk detailing Blenheim’s fascinating history, before a walk through the palace with an expert private guide, who will talk you through the key phases of the palace’s lifetime. 

Blenheim Palace

You are then invited to enjoy a brief talk over a glass of champagne with Blenheim’s key House and Historic Buildings staff, who will share with you how they fulfil their roles in maintaining the splendour of the Great Estate. 

Blenheim Palace is among the most spectacular examples of 18th Century Baroque architecture and houses some of the finest antique collections in Europe. 

And during your tour you will visit elegant state rooms with their portraits, tapestries and exquisite furniture, while learning more about the 300-year history of this national treasure.

Blenheim Palace state room

More information about the prize and venue

Prize details

Thirty Possibilities members will receive a pair of tickets to a guided tour of Blenheim Palace, concentrating on the restoration and conservation

Arriving at Blenheim Palace, you will firstly receive a warm welcome in the Marlborough Room, where you will be greeted with complimentary tea and biscuits. This is followed by a formal introduction to the palace and lead onto the Oudenarde Room for a themed talk on the history of Blenheim Palace, in a theatre-style setting.

At end of the tour, you will be treated to a delightful traditional high tea, comprising afternoon tea, coffee, scones, clotted cream, jam from the Blenheim estate, finger sandwiches, mini pastries, fancies and a glass of champagne. The day expected to end at 3.30pm with further time to explore until the palace closes.

Our ballot winners will receive:

  • Welcome to Blenheim Palace within the Marlborugh Room with tea and biscuits
  • a private guided behind the scenes tour of Blenheim Palace 
  • champagne Afternoon Tea
  • a meet-and-greet with Kate Ballenger, the Collection Hourse manager for conversation and restoration
  • a meet-and-greet with Carmen Davidson the Assistant Collection House manager for conversation and restoration
  • a meet-and-greet with Richard Bowden the Historic Buildings and Conservation surveyor
  • Blenheim Palace guidebook

Venue address

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP.

Blenheim Palace sits at the edge of the picturesque town of Woodstock in Oxfordshire and is a 20-minute journey from the city of Oxford.

The Palace is also within easy reach of central London and Birmingham. Both cities are around one and a half hours away by car. Free car parking is available on site for visitors to Blenheim Palace, though we encourage the use of sustainable public transport as much as possible.

Tickets

Once the ballot has closed and the winners have been drawn, they will be notified by email to confirm they can attend. Winners will be given all the necessary information about how they will receive their tickets. Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable, and cannot be transferred to someone else. Ballot prizes include tickets only, no travel or accommodation is provided unless stated.

Winners will be notified within 48 hours of the ballot closing, please double check your spam/junk mailboxes as we wouldn't want you to miss out! 

Extra information

Visitors are advised to wear comfortable and suitable footwear and clothing. 

Links to more information

Blenheim Palace website

Blenheim Palace travel information

Blenheim Palace access information