A stunning example of the English Baroque style, the UNESCO-listed Blenheim Palace is one of the finest palaces in Britain. The birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, it dates back to the 18th century and is surrounded by ‘Capability’ Brown landscaping. The property’s lovely formal gardens come to life in the darkness of winter thanks to the Blenheim Illuminated Light Trail, which delights visitors with stunning coloured light displays designed to highlight the palace’s grand exterior. Fire pits, nostalgic rides, seasonal gifts and hot drinks complete the festivities. Blenheim lies close to the Cotswolds and the glorious city of Oxford, which means there are plenty of other attractions in the area to enjoy during a cosy winter break.
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Immerse yourself in the history and heritage of this iconic English city. Most well-known for its ancient and world-renowned university, this golden-hued haunt of intellectuals is resplendent with historic colleges, elegant libraries and stunning cloisters. Bicycles line up amongst the domes and quadrangles, and as well as being home to a vibrant student population, fascinating museums also offer an alternative form of learning.
Get into the Christmas spirit at Blenheim Palace by following their Illuminated Light Trail. As part of Christmas at Blenheim, follow the twinkling trail around the grand grounds of the famous palace, with features such as the Woodland Water Garden, the Fire Garden, and the Tunnel of Light. The display culminates with a finale on the Water Terrace, where carefully choreographed lights dance across the palace’s iconic façade.
“Spectacular - it made me feel very Christmassy!” (Jo)
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As I have family living near to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, I couldn’t resist a festive visit to the annual Illuminated Light Trail at this spectacular, baroque stately home. Christmas at Blenheim is an event that incorporates several different elements, both inside and outside the palace. Each year, the rooms...
By Jo Blair
17th Dec 2019
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