News & Insight

Read our latest news articles to find out what we are doing to help achieve our ambitious goals.

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The Importance of New Ideas in Addressing Climate Change

The Importance of New Ideas in Addressing Climate Change

Climate change is a very real and present threat. For Blenheim, along with so many others, our efforts to both delay the pace of change and mitigate its impact have been central to our thinking for many years.

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New Report Reveals Effects of Pandemic in our Economic Impact

New Report Reveals Effects of Pandemic in our Economic Impact

The report, which was undertaken by Oxford Brookes Business School, highlights the devastating effect the pandemic has had on both us and the local economy.

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Care Homes Residents Turn Virtual Palace Tour Into Festive Reality

Care Homes Residents Turn Virtual Palace Tour Into Festive Reality

Residents and staff from Barchester Healthcare, who took part in virtual talks and tours of Blenheim Palace during lockdown, enjoyed the real thing with an in-person visit to our Christmas celebrations on December 8th.

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Our Strategic Approach to Mitigating Climate Change Through Significant Carbon Reduction

Our Strategic Approach to Mitigating Climate Change Through Significant Carbon Reduction

The conclusions from COP26 affirm that, whether as businesses or as individuals, we all have a responsibility to act in the interests of our planet, specifically in becoming carbon neutral in the short term and carbon negative in the longer term.

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We Launch our Signature Gin

We Launch our Signature Gin

We are launching our own signature gin in time for Christmas using botanicals grown here on our Oxfordshire estate.

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We Adopt Restore as our Charity of the Year

We Adopt Restore as our Charity of the Year

We have announced we have adopted the Oxfordshire-based mental health charity Restore as our official charity of the year for 2022.

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With Our Partner Pye Homes, We Will Sponsor Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Award

With Our Partner Pye Homes, We Will Sponsor Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Award

Together with Pye Homes, we are sponsoring the Special Recognition category at next year’s Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Award run by the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP).

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Our New Solar Park to Generate Enough Power For More Than 700 Homes

Our New Solar Park to Generate Enough Power For More Than 700 Homes

We have begun work on a new solar park on former agricultural land northeast of Woodstock.

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Net Zero Strategy Highly Commended at Awards

Net Zero Strategy Highly Commended at Awards

Our Net Zero Strategy has been highly commended at the Energy Management Awards.

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Finding Sustainability Manager may be our Most Important Recruitment in 300 Years

Finding Sustainability Manager may be our Most Important Recruitment in 300 Years

We are creating a new, full-time role of Sustainability Manager as part of our fight against climate change.

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We've been Nominated for Net Zero Strategy of the Year

We've been Nominated for Net Zero Strategy of the Year

We have been nominated for the Net Zero Strategy of the Year at the Energy Management Awards.

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Blenheim Palace Voted Best Christmas Experience

Blenheim Palace Voted Best Christmas Experience

Blenheim Palace has been voted Best Christmas Experience at the 2021 Group Leisure & Travel Awards.

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We've Donated 600 Thermal Lunchboxes to Oxford Food Hub

We've Donated 600 Thermal Lunchboxes to Oxford Food Hub

We've donated 600 thermal lunchboxes from its Palace gift shop to the Oxford Food Hub.

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World Mental Health Day at Blenheim

World Mental Health Day at Blenheim

We marked World Mental Health Day with a series of wellbeing events and activities for staff.

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Chess Champions Crowned at Palace

Chess Champions Crowned at Palace

The country’s brightest young chess players took part in the 26th Delancey UK Schools’ Chess Challenge at the Palace at the weekend.

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Singer Attends Launch of Charity Photographic Exhibition at our Stables Café

Singer Attends Launch of Charity Photographic Exhibition at our Stables Café

Singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti and his wife, actress and artist, Jemma Powell were among guests at the official opening of MASKED, a new photographic exhibition at our Stables Café in aid of children’s charity AT The Bus.

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Sunrise Walk Raises More Than £2,500 for Grief Support Charity

Sunrise Walk Raises More Than £2,500 for Grief Support Charity

A sponsored sunrise walk through our Park in memory of loved ones has raised more than £2,500 for a grief support charity working with children and young people in Oxfordshire.

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Chainsaw Artist Creates Bee Bench for Palace Garden

Chainsaw Artist Creates Bee Bench for Palace Garden

A champion chainsaw artist has unveiled a pair of nature-inspired carved benches from fallen trees at Blenheim Palace.

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Cadets Help Palace’s Vintage Fire Engine to Shine

Cadets Help Palace’s Vintage Fire Engine to Shine

A team of cadets from Kidlington Fire Station has been helping bring the shine back to a Victorian horse-drawn fire engine at Blenheim Palace.

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Iconic Cheltenham Gold Cup on Display at Blenheim Palace

Iconic Cheltenham Gold Cup on Display at Blenheim Palace

The original Cheltenham Gold Cup is taking pride of place in the Palace ahead of the International Horse Trials which begin on Thursday 16th September.

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Picture Palace: Our Starring Role in new Cinderella Blockbuster

Picture Palace: Our Starring Role in new Cinderella Blockbuster

Our Palace has a leading role in Amazon Prime Video’s new film, Cinderella which launched exclusively around the world in over 240 countries and territories on Friday 3rd September 2021.

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We're Hosting Sunrise Walk for Grief Support Charity

We're Hosting Sunrise Walk for Grief Support Charity

We are once again offering people the opportunity to watch the sunrise over the Estate as part of a fundraising walk on Saturday, 25th September.

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A lone Spitfire soars over Blenheim Palace to mark the 76th anniversary of VJ Day

A lone Spitfire soars over Blenheim Palace to mark the 76th anniversary of VJ Day

A lone Spitfire from the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight soars over Blenheim Palace to mark the 76th anniversary of VJ Day

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Blenheim Bursary Boost for Local Good Causes

Blenheim Bursary Boost for Local Good Causes

A total of 20 local charities, organisations and good causes are set to benefit from our £50,000 charity and community bursary.

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‘Lost’ Victorian Fire Engine Returns to Blenheim Palace

‘Lost’ Victorian Fire Engine Returns to Blenheim Palace

A ‘lost’ horse-drawn Victorian Merryweather fire engine that was part of Blenheim Palace’s private fire brigade has returned to the Palace.

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Candlemaker Wins Blenheim’s Start-up Business Award

Candlemaker Wins Blenheim’s Start-up Business Award

A candlemaker from Long Wittenham has won Blenheim’s annual business start-up competition.

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We've Donated Shrubs to Woodstock Care Home

We've Donated Shrubs to Woodstock Care Home

Our Head Gardener made a special visit to a Woodstock care home to help plant a selection of donated flowering shrubs.

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Outdoor Exhibition Celebrates Beautiful Blenheim

Outdoor Exhibition Celebrates Beautiful Blenheim

Our stunning landscape and parkland is being showcased as part of an outdoor photography exhibition celebrating the natural beauty of the Blenheim Park and Gardens.

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Award-winning Photographer Reveals Blenheim’s Wild Side

Award-winning Photographer Reveals Blenheim’s Wild Side

Award-winning photographer Pete Seaward has created a stunning new display of wildlife photography for our new exhibition.

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We Are Recruiting A Record Number of Apprentices

We Are Recruiting A Record Number of Apprentices

We are offering 12 new apprenticeship opportunities in a wide range of roles from bricklaying to social media.

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Stunning Video Game Technology Brings Churchill’s Story to Life

Stunning Video Game Technology Brings Churchill’s Story to Life

Didcot-based Rebellion Film Studios has produced an extraordinary video to accompany the launch of our new Churchill exhibition at Blenheim Palace, which opened earlier this month.

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Furlough Courses Allow Blenheim Staff to Flourish in Lockdown

Furlough Courses Allow Blenheim Staff to Flourish in Lockdown

We have been supporting our furloughed staff and those having to work from home by funding online training courses of their choice.

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Blenheim Bursary Scheme Aims To Help Bring People Together

Blenheim Bursary Scheme Aims To Help Bring People Together

We are inviting grant applications for our 2021 bursary scheme from local projects and charities that focus their work on bringing people together in the local community.

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Re-Launching our Start-Up Scheme

Re-Launching our Start-Up Scheme

We are once again inviting entrepreneurs and new businesses to take part in our start-up scheme aimed at boosting their chances of success.

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We're Extending Support Of Local Charity SeeSaw Into 2021

We're Extending Support Of Local Charity SeeSaw Into 2021

We have confirmed Oxfordshire-based grief support charity SeeSaw as our official Charity of the Year 2021.

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Our Apprentice Lands Promotion

Our Apprentice Lands Promotion

This National Apprentice Week (8 -14 February 2021), we are pleased to announce the promotion of one of our apprentices, 19-year-old Woodstock student Nicole Nielsen-Pike, to the role of Guest Services Supervisor.

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We Live Streamed Talks and Tours Into More Than 100 Care Homes

We Live Streamed Talks and Tours Into More Than 100 Care Homes

We live-streamed a series of talks and tours into over 130 care homes across the UK over the Christmas holidays.

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We've Carried Out Emergency Roof Repairs as Part of Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

We've Carried Out Emergency Roof Repairs as Part of Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

A team of conservation contractors is carrying out emergency repair work to fix leaking leadwork on the roof of our Palace with a grant from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

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Bursary Helps School Build New Outdoor Classroom

Bursary Helps School Build New Outdoor Classroom

Wooton-on-Woodstock Primary School has created a brand new outdoor learning area and additional storage facilities with the help of a grant from our Charitable Bursary.

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We're live-streaming virtual Christmas events into 240 care homes and hospitals

We're live-streaming virtual Christmas events into 240 care homes and hospitals

Hundreds of care home residents across the UK will be able to enjoy free live virtual tours and interactive talks about Blenheim Palace over the Christmas period.

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