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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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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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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