6th May 2012
Sunday was spent with Caro exploring Blenheim Palace, about an half an our out of Oxford! Great day, lovely in and morning as we explored the gardens and parks and clouded over a little when we were in the Palace itself. Lots to see and do and these pics dont really do it justice!
Some history about the Palace...Blenheim Palace is a monumental stately home situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. It is the seat of the Dukes of Marlborough. The palace, one of England's largest houses, was built between 1705 and circa 1724. UNESCO recognised the palace as a World Heritage Site in 1987. Also I guess more interestingly is the birth place of Winston Churchill.
According to Wikipedia (couldnt say it better myself....) The palace's construction was originally intended to be a gift to John Churchill, who was the 1st Duke of Marlborough from a grateful nation in return for military triumph against the French and Bavarians at the Battle of Blenheim. However, it soon became the subject of political infighting, which led to Marlborough's exile, the fall from power of his duchess, and irreparable damage to the reputation of the architect Sir John Vanbrugh.
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