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History And Heritage In Oxfordshire!09 February 2009

Superbreak launches packages to Blenheim Palace in Woodstock

On Saturday, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire opens its doors to the public for the 2009 season. Home of the 11th Duke of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, the Palace is a popular day out for families staying in the Cotswolds who want to combine history with a range of fun family activities. For the first time, short break specialist, Superbreak ( is offering packages to this historic home that combine overnight accommodation with entrance tickets.

Situated eight miles from Oxford, the baroque Palace is surrounded by 2,100 acres of landscaped Capability Brown parkland and formal gardens. Inside, the scale of the Palace is beautifully balanced by the intricate detail and delicacy of the carvings, the hand painted ceilings and the amazing porcelain collections, tapestries and paintings displayed in each room.

Guided tours of the magnificent State Rooms are available plus a new visitor experience - 'Blenheim Palace: The Untold Story' - which brings to life enticing tales from the last 300 years. For kids the Pleasure Gardens includes a giant Maze, Adventure Playground and Butterfly House, plus there is a fun train ride for all the family.

Sample packages include:
FAMILY PACKAGE - £105 per family of four staying one night at the Travelodge Oxford Pear Tree in a family room on a room only basis and including a one day ticket to Blenheim Palace for all the family, Valid any day of the week from 25 February – 3 April.

COUPLES PACKAGE - £79 per person, staying one night at the three star Mercure Eastgate Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis and including a one day ticket to Blenheim Palace. Valid at weekends until the end of April. Based on two sharing.

SPECIAL OCCASION PACKAGE - £91.50 per person, staying one night at the four star Macdonald Bear Hotel in Woodstock, one of England’s original 13th century coaching inns located just seconds from the entrance to the Palace. The price includes breakfast and a one day ticket to Blenheim Palace. Valid Monday to Thursday until the end of April and based on two sharing.

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