Blenheim is a large park on the outskirts of the attractive little town of Woodstock, 8 miles from Oxford.
Blenheim Palace was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh, and built between 1705 and 1722. It was the gift of the nation, and particularly of Queen Anne, to the Duke of Marlborough, in gratitude for his victories, especially at Blenheim.
Sir Winston Churchill was born at the palace.
The grounds were landscaped by Capability Brown, and are on the site of a Royal residence. Henry I had not only a deer park here, but also a menagerie, while Henry II set up his mistress, the Fair Rosamund, in considerable comfort.