Things to do
Home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a true masterpiece of 18th Century Baroque architecture, housing some of the finest antique collections in Europe. Take a tour of the State Rooms and admire the portraits, tapestries and exquisite furniture while learning about the 300-year history of this national treasure.
Set in 2,100 acres of spectacular ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland in the heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, Blenheim Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is one of the UK’s most famous and best loved stately homes.
Take a stroll up to the Grand Cascades or around the lake to admire some of the finest views in England, looking out for the historical monuments in the grounds including the Column of Victory, Grand Bridge and Temple of Diana. Discover the array of Formal Gardens, including the Rose Garden, Water Terraces and Secret Garden. A short stroll or miniature train ride away from the Palace is the Pleasure Gardens, which boasts a Giant Hedge Maze, Butterfly House, Lavender Garden and ‘Blenheim Bygones’ exhibition.
Your Nocturne Live ticket will allow you to arrive at any time during the day of the concert and enjoy the beautiful grounds of Blenheim Palace.
If you would like to visit the Palace itself, you can purchase a half price Palace, Park & Gardens ticket when you buy your concert tickets or purchase separately here. Your Nocturne Live ticket will also allow you to do this when you arrive on the day.
HALF PRICE PALACE, PARK & GARDENS TICKETS
This is an exclusive offer for Nocturne Live ticket-holders so that you can really make the most of your visit to Blenheim Palace. However, please note that these tickets won’t be eligible to convert into an Annual Pass.
The Palace opens to the general public at 10.30am and last entry is 3.45pm.
Food & Drink
There will be bars and a selection of food stalls that cater for all tastes and budgets, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. A list of all our food vendors will be published here closer to the event.
WHAT YOU CAN & CAN’T BRING
We don’t allow food or drink to be brought into the Nocturne Concert Area. If you wish to bring your own picnic, there is an area outside the Nocturne Concert Area, but within the palace grounds, where picnics can be consumed before the concert.
Please note, if you are bringing a picnic hamper, you must either empty it or return it to your car before you enter the Nocturne Concert Area.
We do allow sealed bottles of water up to 750ml to be brought into the Nocturne Concert Area and empty unsealed bottles can be brought in to be refilled at the water points.
For customers with specific dietary requirements that we don’t cater for, we do allow a reasonable amount of food to be brought into the Nocturne Concert Area for personal consumption. This must be confirmed with us by writing in advance of the concert by emailing [email protected].