Blenheim Palace

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Tom @ Blenheim
We got an early start and walked to a nearby cafe for a quick breakfast of ham with melted cheese on toast and coffee.  The drive to Blenheim Palace only took 2 minutes, as it was next door to the hotel we were staying at.  It sits on 2,000 acres of land though, so it was easier to drive and park near the palace.

Blenheim is the ancestral home of the Churchill family since the early 1700s.  Winston never lived there, but he is one of the family and they have an exhibit just for him.

We toured many of the more public type rooms, but the family wing is only open during the summer.  They had a state-of-the-art exhibit about the history of the palace as seen thru the eyes of a maid.  They used robots and clever placement of video screens to combine staged sets with sound and video.  There were about 8 rooms, each with its own little scene, plus they had rooms with touch screen displays that you could linger in and get additional information.

We had a quick drink at the cafe in the palace and toured the gardens, then hit the gift shop on the way out.  Then we got back on the road and headed to our 2nd stop of the day.
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Tom @ Blenheim
Tom @ Blenheim
Blenheim Palace Gardens
Blenheim Palace Gardens
Looking Back at Blenheim
Looking Back at Blenheim
Entry Hall
Entry Hall
Study
Study
Drawing Room
Drawing Room
Long Library
Long Library
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