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Please visit the official website of Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

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Garden and pond
Palace from column
Column of Victory
The column was started five years after Marlborough's death and was completed in 1730.
The Lake and Grand Bridge
What a lovely view on a bright morning, before the many daily visitors arrive.
The Palace from the Column
Beautiful park far and wide, seen from the hill where the Column of Victory is situated. 
 The Palace from the Bridge
The name Blenheim stems from Marlborough's decisive victory against the French on the continent at Blenheim (Blindheim) in 1704.
The Palace from near the Lake
As reward for his great victories a grateful Queen Anne granted to Marlborough the Royal Manor of Woodstock.
The right wing of the Palace
Building began in 1705 but ceased in 1712, to be continued in 1714 after Queen Anne's death at the Duke's own expense.
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Impressive Façades
Most notable is the bust of Louis XIV which the Duke brought back from France as a trophy and is displayed on top of the facade.
The Palace in the morning sun
Not as beautiful as Vaux-le-Vicomte, but certainly incredibly impressive! 
The Courtyard
What a way to celebrate a victory! If you have the chance: go to Blenheim Palace and enjoy the wonderful park, gardens and the grand palace.

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