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A visit to Blenheim Palace offers an unforgettable experience, the former home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. With over 300 years of history to discover and more than 2000 acres of landscaped parkland and formal gardens to explore, the Palace itself houses some of the finest collections of antique furniture in Europe. Situated in Woodstock, just 8 miles from Oxford, Blenheim Palace is Britain's Greatest Palace and offers visitors a precious time, every time.
After your visit to Blenheim Palace head to The Macdonald Bear Hotel in the heart of Woodstock and enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea. Tuck into a selection of finger sandwiches, satisfy your sweet tooth with an array of delicious cakes and finish off with freshly baked scones with homemade strawberry preserve and Devonshire clotted cream.
This experience is available Monday to Sunday, throughout the year. Afternoon tea can be booked between 12pm and 5pm.
This experience will last approximately 3-3½ hours.
This experience is for two people, there will be other people there on the day.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
Damien from Purchasing, February 2020
There is so much to see and do at Blenheim Palace that it is very easy to spend the full day there.
When entering the palace, you can pick-up your free audio guide which is very informative, there are also members staff in each room who are more than happy to answer any questions you have.
During our visit there was a 1920s exhibition with actors in full costume throughout the palace. The actors were in character and interacted with visitors.
After walking around the palace and grounds we worked up a bit of an appetite, so we made our way to the Macdonald Bear hotel which is located a short drive from the palace. There was ample parking and we managed to find a spot right outside the hotel.
A member of staff greeted us at reception and seated us straight away. We were asked which tea we would like, and they also confirmed our dietary requirements.
Only a short wait later and we were brought out our afternoon tea on a tiered stand with freshly baked warm scones.
The staff checked on us throughout, asking if we needed anything and to top up our pot of tea.
We had a great visit to Blenheim Palace and afternoon tea at the Macdonald Bear hotel. I would highly recommend it.
Don’t eat before the experience and leave room for the afternoon tea. There was a surprising amount of food which was too delicious to leave.