Blenheim Palace – London/Paris Trip – Day 2

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Panoramic view of Blenheim Palace

One of my major goals of the trip was to see some British manor homes. In a future story, one of my characters spends some time at a British manor home. We had visited Highclere Castle, Waddesdon Manor and now Blenheim Palace.

Blenheim is situated in Oxfordshire, England. It is the principal residence of the dukes of Marlborough, and 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 1722. Blenheim is the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill (also the site of his marriage). Churchill is quoted as saying “At Blenheim I took two very important decisions: to be born and to marry and I approve of them both”. The palace grounds cover 2000 acres and the house itself has 187 rooms.

Panoramic view of Blenheim Palace

Panoramic view of Blenheim Palace

St. Martin's church in Bladon near Blenheim

St. Martin’s church in Bladon near Blenheim

St. Martin's church in Bladon near Blenheim

St. Martin’s church in Bladon near Blenheim

St. Martin's church in Bladon near Blenheim

St. Martin’s church in Bladon near Blenheim

Churchill buried with his wife Clementine at St. Martin's church in Bladon near Blenheim

Churchill buried with his wife Clementine at St. Martin’s church in Bladon near Blenheim

This little beast - a winged dragon with teats is in the small chapel at Blenheim. Who couldn't love that!

This little beast – a winged dragon with teats is in the small chapel at Blenheim. Who couldn’t love that!

The Long Library at Blenheim originally planned as a 'noble room of parade'

The Long Library at Blenheim originally planned as a ‘noble room of parade’

The Long Library at Blenheim

The Long Library at Blenheim

One of the smaller reading rooms at Blenheim

One of the smaller reading rooms at Blenheim

A small Blenheim dining room

A small Blenheim dining room

The 9th Duke of Marlborough

The 9th Duke of Marlborough

The room of Sir Winston's birth

The room of Sir Winston’s birth

The Eye painted on the Blenheim portico. Can't you hear young Winston saying tell mother I shall be under the eye.

The Eye painted on the Blenheim portico. Can’t you hear young Winston saying tell mother I shall be under the eye.

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