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Blenheim Palace *
Blenheim Palace IMG 3673.JPG
View of front and main entrance of palace
Country United Kingdom
Type Cultural
Criteria ii, iv
Reference 425
Region ** Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 1987 (11th Session)
  • Name as inscribed on World Heritage List
    ** Region as classified by UNESCO

Blenheim Palace is a grand building in the town of Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, UK. In a way, it was designed to impress. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


The palace was built to celebrate a great victory over the French at Blenheim, in 1704. The great country home was designed by architects Sir John Vanbrugh and Nicholas Hawksmoor. It has a park that was landscaped by Capability Brown.

Blenheim was the home of John Churchill, who was the 1st Duke of Marlborough. His successors still live in the palace.

Sir Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim.

Blenheim Palace and its grounds were named a World Heritage Site, in 1987.


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