Blenheim Palace and The Cotswolds
|Included Highlights:||Blenheim Palace: the Birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, The villages of the Cotswolds, traditional lunch in pretty Burford, Blenheim Gardens, Professional Tour Guide, Luxury Vehicle|
|Duration:||Full Day (approx. 9 hours)|
|Included:||Blenheim Palace and Lunch in the Cotswold's|
|Departures:||Friday Saturday and Sunday (Summer only: May to September)|
A drive through The Cotswold's in beautiful North West rural England, set in the gently rolling hills ('wolds') villages steeped in history, traditions and with a charming blend of old stone cottages, many of them with a thatched roof.
Visit the picturesque villages of: Bibury, Burford and Bourton-the-Water.
The name Blenheim derives from a decisive battle that took place on the 13th August 1704 on the north bank of the river Danube, near a small village called Blindheim or Blenheim, where the French leader, Marshall Tallard, had fixed his lines.
Here John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, won a great allied victory over the forces of Louis XIV, thus saving Europe from French domination.
Blenheim Palace is one of the most beautiful stately homes in Britain. Contains a large collection of porcelain, magnificent tapestries, paintings, old furniture, historic relics and the opportunity to see the room where Churchill was born.
The Palace grounds with lakes spanned by stone bridges.
The park, woodlands and the column with the statue of John Chirchull on it. Notable the Marlborough Maze, the world's second largest hedge maze.