Oxford and Blenheim Palace Tour - Mirandus Tours

Oxford and Blenheim Palace Tour

Oxford is one of the most illustrious universities in the world, tracing its origin back about 750 years. The town and the university are full of striking examples of classical architecture. It is known as the ‘city of dreaming spires’ and is an absolute delight to walk round.

The student population of the 38 different colleges give Oxford an extremely cosmopolitan and vibrant feel. Famous alumni have included; Bill Clinton, Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, David Cameron, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein and Lewis Carroll to name but a few.

For fans of Harry Potter, don’t miss a visit to the dining hall at Christchurch College, where the scenes for Hogwarts dining hall were filmed.

You can visit the charming Grand Cafe, England’s oldest coffee shop, dated 1650. Apparently Chelsea Clinton was a big fan when she studied here and even brought Bill in for lunch one day.

We then make the short drive north to Blenheim Palace.

Home to the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace is simply stunning. The early 1700’s Palace, is an epitome of grand baroque architecture. The 2,000 acres of landscaped gardens, including a wonderful lake, add the final flourish to one of England’s finest country houses.

Lady Randolph Churchill, mother of Sir Winston, described the view thus in 1874;

“As we passed through the entrance archway and the lovely scenery burst upon me, Randolph said with pardonable pride, ‘This is the finest view in England.’

Although Sir Winston Churchill never lived at Blenheim, he was born there. He also proposed there in the grounds. Churchill, ever the wit, would later say “At Blenheim I took two very important decisions; to be born and to marry. I am happily content with the decisions I took on both those occasions.”

Alternatively, Oxford sits on the edge of the Cotswolds countryside. For a relaxing drive through the Cotswolds, this can be combined with either Oxford or Blenheim Palace.

  • 9 hour tour
    £ 655 (1-4 people)
    £ 685 (5-7 people)

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The Meadow Building, Christ Church, Oxford
Oxfordshire: Blenheim Palace

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