News & Insight

Find out more about all the exciting projects we are working on as well as the amazing organisations helping us to achieve our key goals and targets.

For further information please contact the Marketing Department at marketing@blenheimpalace.com or on 01993 810510

Former Teacher Wins Our Start-up Competition

Former Teacher Wins Our Start-up Competition

A former teacher has won our Start Up Challenge 2022 competition with a unique product that literally takes a hands-on approach to mental health.

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We Have Appointed A New Community Officer

We Have Appointed A New Community Officer

We have appointed a new Community Officer to significantly strengthen our relationship with local communities.

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We Are Creating A Major New Adventure Play Complex

We Are Creating A Major New Adventure Play Complex

We are creating a giant new outdoor adventure play attraction as part of a major development of our Walled Gardens.

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Fleet of new Barges Built for Our Epic Lake Dredge

Fleet of new Barges Built for Our Epic Lake Dredge

A fleet of barges has been specially built to undertake a massive dredging operation of the iconic Queen Pool at Blenheim.

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Our £50,000 Bursary Boost for Good Causes 2022

Our £50,000 Bursary Boost for Good Causes 2022

More than 20 local charities, organisations and good causes have been awarded funds from our £50,000 charity and community bursary.

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We won a Silver Award for Accessibility and Inclusivity

We won a Silver Award for Accessibility and Inclusivity

We received a silver award for Accessible and Inclusive Tourism at the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence.

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We are on Track to Achieve ‘Revolutionary’ 10-Goal Target

We are on Track to Achieve ‘Revolutionary’ 10-Goal Target

We are on track to achieve a hugely ambitious set of 10 goals which affect every aspect of our Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Tree-Planting and Yoga on Offer to Staff as Part of Wellbeing Programme

Tree-Planting and Yoga on Offer to Staff as Part of Wellbeing Programme

Our staff are being invited to plant a tree and join free weekly yoga classes as part of a campaign to create a healthy workplace environment.

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We Stand with Ukraine

We Stand with Ukraine

We have joined other local organisations in donating urgently needed first aid supplies, food and clothing for Ukrainian refugees.

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We Will Host the Starlight Charity Ball

We Will Host the Starlight Charity Ball

We are staging a fundraising ball this week for a leading children’s charity.

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We are launching a new Podcast Series

We are launching a new Podcast Series

We are launching an exciting series of podcasts on Spotify.
Hosted by the Palace’s social historian, Antonia Keaney, guests include TV presenter Sue Perkins and broadcaster Hugo Vickers.

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Blenheim Palace Shortlisted For Top Tourism Award

Blenheim Palace Shortlisted For Top Tourism Award

Blenheim Palace has been shortlisted for the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence.

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250,000 Solutions to Climate Change

250,000 Solutions to Climate Change

Of many pioneering initiatives on the Blenheim Estate, tree planting is the most important facet of our climate change strategy, addressing problems and creating opportunities.

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Palace Cleaners Reach Finals of Tourism Superstars

Palace Cleaners Reach Finals of Tourism Superstars

Blenheim Palace’s dedicated team of cleaners has been nominated to become VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstars of 2022.

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We're on Track to Train 100 Apprentices

We're on Track to Train 100 Apprentices

As part of National Apprenticeship Week (7th-13th February) at Blenheim we're on track to achieve our goal of training 100 apprentices within 10 years.

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Our £50,000 Bursary Scheme to Support Local Green Projects 2021

Our £50,000 Bursary Scheme to Support Local Green Projects 2021

Local charities are being invited to apply for funding as part of our £50,000 bursary scheme.

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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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