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.
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