OXFORD AND BLENHEIM PALACE
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In a nutshell
A tour which includes a visit to Oxford with his famous Christ Church College followed by Blenheim Palace, home of the 11th Duke of Marlborough and birth place of Winston Churchill.
- Christ Church College
- Blenheim Palace
- Your tour starts with a guided drive through the english countryside to the scholastic City of Oxford. Here we visit Christ Church College founded by Cardinal Wolsey in 1524. During the English Civil War of 1642, King James 1 lived at Christ Church and held his Parliament in the Great Hall. Among the famous students of Christ Church are John Wesley, William Penn, W H Auden and Lewis Carroll author of Alice in Wonderland. Followers of Harry Potter will recognise many of the film scenes shot in Christs College.
- Time is spent in Oxford famed for its dreaming spires before continuing onto Blenheim Palace, home of the 11th Duke of Marlborough and birth place of Winston Churchill. The House built between 1705-1722 was gifted to the Duke by Queen Anne in reward for defending Holland and Austria from invasion and features wonderful interiors and palatial Gardens.