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

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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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New Report Reveals Stunning Growth in our Economic Impact

New Report Reveals Stunning Growth in our Economic Impact

A newly-released report undertaken by Oxford Brookes Business School, on our behalf, has shown a sharp rise in our estate’s contribution to the economy.

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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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Our Bursary Supports Eco-friendly Village Refill

Our Bursary Supports Eco-friendly Village Refill

We have set up a bursary fund which is helping a local business deliver earth-friendly household cleaning and body-care products to Woodstock and the surrounding villages.

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Remembrance Day Tribute Soars Past Fundraising Target

Remembrance Day Tribute Soars Past Fundraising Target

Our moving tribute featuring 200 full-size silhouettes of soldiers to commemorate Remembrance Day has raised more than £38,000 for the Royal British Legion.

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We've received £1.8m Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage Grant in Massive Boost for Oxfordshire Tourism

We've received £1.8m Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage Grant in Massive Boost for Oxfordshire Tourism

We have received a £1.8m grant from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage as part of a nationwide rescue scheme to safeguard some of the UK’s most important cultural sites.

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Marking Remembrance Day With 200 Silhouetted Soldiers

Marking Remembrance Day With 200 Silhouetted Soldiers

A poignant company of 200, life-size Armistice Day soldier silhouettes has been assembled ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

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Using AI to Predict our Visitor Numbers

Using AI to Predict our Visitor Numbers

We are using artificial intelligence to help predict visitor numbers and manage the flow of guests through The Palace.

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Crucial Heritage Stimulus Fund Helps Conserve Iconic Grand Bridge

Crucial Heritage Stimulus Fund Helps Conserve Iconic Grand Bridge

Critical conservation work to help preserve our 18th century Grand Bridge will be able to proceed thanks to a grant from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage.

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Sunrise Walk Raises £10k for SeeSaw Charity

Sunrise Walk Raises £10k for SeeSaw Charity

A sponsored sunrise walk at Blenheim in memory of loved ones raised more than £10,000 for charity on Sunday 20th September.

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SeeSaw Sunrise Walk

SeeSaw Sunrise Walk

We are offering people the opportunity to watch the sunrise over the Estate as part of a fundraising walk on Sunday, 20th September.

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Outdoor Exhibition Celebrates Beautiful Blenheim

Outdoor Exhibition Celebrates Beautiful Blenheim

Award winning images from the Beautiful Blenheim competition are on display in our Rose Garden this Summer.

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Churchill’s White House is saved by Bladon Community

Churchill’s White House is saved by Bladon Community

Reputed to be the pub where Winston Churchill “learnt to drink” during his time at Blenheim Palace, this historic pub is set to become the heart of the community once again.

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HelpHub on Independent’s Annual ‘Happy List’

HelpHub on Independent’s Annual ‘Happy List’

The founder of a local online emotional support service for people affected by the coronavirus has been included in The Independent newspaper’s annual ‘Happy List’.

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Joining forces with Oxford Together to provide charity food parcels

Joining forces with Oxford Together to provide charity food parcels

Volunteers have begun delivering dozens of free meals to vulnerable Oxford residents.

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Essential repairs are underway to our Grand Cascade

Essential repairs are underway to our Grand Cascade

Our Grand Cascade is undergoing essential repair work.

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We're supporting the Long Hanborough Grow-athon

We're supporting the Long Hanborough Grow-athon

Our Gardens Team have donated pots, compost and seeds to help get Long Hanborough growing their own plants at home.

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We're Offering Support to our Local Community

We're Offering Support to our Local Community

We are working with a range of community groups needing help and support during the coronavirus crisis.

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Lake Dredge Project Postponed

Lake Dredge Project Postponed

Our planned £9m lake dredge project, due to begin this month, has been postponed.

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Blenheim Declares Climate Emergency

Blenheim Declares Climate Emergency

Blenheim is revolutionising the way it operates and its relationship with local communities as part of a radical response to the urgent threat posed by climate change.

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Blenheim Bursary Winners Announced

Blenheim Bursary Winners Announced

A total of 16 local charities and good causes are set to benefit from a £50,000 charity and community bursary set up by Blenheim.

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Blenheim Staff Handover Giant Cheque To The Archway Foundation

Blenheim Staff Handover Giant Cheque To The Archway Foundation

Staff at Blenheim Palace handed over a giant cheque for £15,885 to The Archway Foundation, an Oxfordshire loneliness charity, after a year-long fundraising initiative.

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Apprentice Nicole’s Adventure in Wonderland...

Apprentice Nicole’s Adventure in Wonderland...

Customer Services Apprentice, Nicole Nielsen-Pike, is to take on the starring role in Blenheim Palace’s ‘Alice in the Palace’ festive celebrations.

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New Classroom Opened at Bladon Primary School

New Classroom Opened at Bladon Primary School

Pupils from Bladon C of E Primary School helped unveil a brand-new school classroom which has been partly funded by a community bursary set up by Blenheim...

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Blenheim strengthens links with Oxfordshire Youth

Blenheim strengthens links with Oxfordshire Youth

With a history spanning over 70 years, Oxfordshire Youth is the leading youth organisation for the youth sector in Oxfordshire.

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Maurizio Cattelan at Blenheim Palace

Maurizio Cattelan at Blenheim Palace

Following the Thames Valley Police statement we can confirm ‘America’, the art piece by Maurizio Cattelan has been stolen in the early hours of this morning.

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Blenheim’s Economic Impact Passes £100m Milestone

Blenheim’s Economic Impact Passes £100m Milestone

Our annual economic impact report has revealed that we are contributing more than £100m annually to the economy...

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Blenheim's New 'Green' Transport Hub Will Improve Visitor Experience

Blenheim's New 'Green' Transport Hub Will Improve Visitor Experience

We are drastically cutting the movement of heavy goods vehicles around Blenheim Palace by opening a purpose-built transport hub.

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Blenheim Palace Joins Fight Against Food Waste

Blenheim Palace Joins Fight Against Food Waste

Blenheim Palace is joining the fight against food waste with the help of an innovative app...

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Nature-Inspired Jeweller Wins Blenheim’s FAB Startup Business Award

Nature-Inspired Jeweller Wins Blenheim’s FAB Startup Business Award

A jeweller whose work is inspired by the natural world was announced the winner of this year’s FAB Startup Business Award at Blenheim Palace this week.

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Blenheim Palace donates over 800 Annual Passes to local schools

Blenheim Palace donates over 800 Annual Passes to local schools

Blenheim Palace is making more than 800 free annual passes available to local school pupils and their families as part of its Associate Schools Scheme.

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Blenheim to collaborate with University of Oxford

Blenheim to collaborate with University of Oxford

Blenheim and the University of Oxford officially signed a formal agreement to work together on a series of new initiatives

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We're launching a new search for business entrepreneurs

We're launching a new search for business entrepreneurs

We're inviting entrepreneurs and new businesses to take part in a start-up scheme aimed at boosting their chances of success.

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Blenheim bursary boost for local good causes

Blenheim bursary boost for local good causes

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

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Blenheim joins annual Woodstock litter pick

Blenheim joins annual Woodstock litter pick

On Monday 11th March our staff joined a combined community litter pick, coordinated by Sustainable Woodstock.

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Our Charity of the Year: The Archway Foundation

Our Charity of the Year: The Archway Foundation

The Oxfordshire-based loneliness charity is our official charity of the year for 2019.

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Robots put to the test at Blenheim Palace

Robots put to the test at Blenheim Palace

The Oxford Robotics Institute are putting a team of robots to the test at Blenheim Palace.

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Residents Enjoy First Christmas in Long Hanborough

Residents Enjoy First Christmas in Long Hanborough

The first residents of our affordable housing in Long Hanborough have moved into their new homes.

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We've won the 'Responsible Tourism' Award

We've won the 'Responsible Tourism' Award

Blenheim Palace has won the Responsible, Ethical and Sustainable Tourism Award at the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence.

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