Visit to Blenheim Palace

An enthusiastic group of 19 Cotswold members + 2 from San Diego, who just happened to want to see Blenheim Palace in an E-type met in time for coffee on a beautiful Autumnal day in October.

Our private guide took us around the Churchill exhibition and then on into the beautiful State rooms. Here we saw many tapestries depicting John Churchill’s war campaigns in Europe in the early 18th century. His successes resulted in his becoming the 1st Duke of Marlborough and a gift of £250.000 as well as 2,000 acres from Queen Anne This was the beginning of Blenheim Palace, a house modelled on the chateau at Versailles and full of exquisite French furniture.

Our tour was followed by an excellent lunch in the lovely Indian room overlooking the fountains and gardens, and then plenty time to visit the shop. What was also a very welcome bonus to all was the opportunity to convert our day ticket to an annual so I do believe many of us will return to revisit this historic and very beautiful Palace. A great opportunity to use all our lovely cars before winter sets in, and catch up with old and new friends – a really memorable day.

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