Blenheim Palace Panorama. We arrived just after it had rained. The moisture gave the exterior an added texture and depth. Click on the above image to see more photos of the beautiful grounds surrounding the palace.
The palace, one of England's largest houses, was built between 1705 and 1722, and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. The palace was built as a gift to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, from Queen Anne and a grateful nation in thanks for his victory at the Battle of Blenheim on 13th August 1704. Today, the Palace is home to one of the most important and extensive collections in Europe, which includes portraits, furniture, sculpture and tapestries.