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Blenheim Palace Weekend

  • Sep 28, 2013 · 10:45 AM
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Woodstock is about 80 miles and 1.5 hours drive from Camberley.

Arrive at pub : Sturdy's Castle, Tackley,  near Woodstock for coffee - then car share to drive 5 miles or so to Blenheim Palace.

The web site for the palace suggests the following:

      " Take a tour of Blenheim Palace, then visit the Indoor Cinema and ‘Churchill’s Destiny’ Exhibition in the Stables Courtyard.  Stop for lunch in the Water Terrace cafe then visit the Formal Gardens. Catch the Miniature Train to the Pleasure Gardens including the giant Marlborough Maze, Butterfly House, ‘Blenheim Bygones’ Exhibition, the Lavender Garden and Adventure Play Area"

This should take 4 -5 hours and entry is £22.00










Then back to the pub for shower/change ready for leisurely dinner (they have a 2 for 1 deal) and overnight stay.

After breakfast on Sunday, weather dependant, we can do a very gentle stroll along the canal, visit a small stately home/garden which is close by or back to Blenheim (ticket covers weekend) if not seen everything the day before, or stroll round the town of Woodstock - the choice is yours.   Then back to the pub for Sunday lunch (also 2 for 1 deal).  

You can leave either after breakfast, after the walk, or after lunch - whichever you prefer.

You can, of course, just come for the day to visit Blenheim Palace and not stay over.

HOTEL DETAILS : They have double and twin rooms - so if you want to share and save money, please arrange that between yourselves.     You will need to book your room direct with the hotel, using their web site

Please add youself to the Waiting List, and add a note onto the site when you have booked your room.  You will then be transferred to the "Confirmed" list.

For more details of Sturdy's Castle have a look at their web site


7 rooms booked and paid for,  for David G;  Pauline + Sharon; Tracey + Susan;  Christine + Sarah;  Clare + Sandra;   Sally: Caroline 


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  • Sandra

    Brilliant weekend, great company - many thanks Pauline

    October 3, 2013

  • Susan H

    Yes, a perfect weekend in every way. Thanks to you all for yr good company and to Pauline for making all the arrangements. Would definitely be up for a repeat visit. :))

    September 30, 2013

  • Sarah W.

    What a fantastic weekend to the place we stayed in, Sturdy's Castle to the beautiful house and grounds of Blenheim Place, Rousham Gardens was lovely too. Most of all thank you for the great company and Pauline for organising it.

    September 30, 2013

  • Clare

    Brilliant weekend. Blenheim was beautiful, company was great and could not fault the trip.
    Thank you Pauline for arranging it.

    September 29, 2013

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    A former member

    A lovely palatial weekend! Really nice company, and says Jess too. Thanks Pauline for sorting it all out for us to just relax and enjoy!

    September 29, 2013

  • Tracey M.

    Fabulous weekend, Blenheim grounds and Palace beautiful. Great company, thank you. Thank you for organizing Pauline. :-)

    September 29, 2013

  • Pauline M.

    Great weekend - Blenheim Palace amazing - dinner and overnight at Sturdy's perfect - lovely wander round Rousham Gardens this morning, then lunch back at Sturdy's - weather great on both days too. Watch this space for a repeat visit next year. Thanks everyone for making it such a good weekend.

    September 29, 2013

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