Duke Of Marlborough
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You hope when you travel abroad that your accommodations will be clean, reasonable, enjoyable and friendly. You don't always get all four in one location, but we did with the Duke of Marlborough. When we started planning our second trip to England for 2014, one of the few requirements that we had was that we would return to Oxford and that, without question, we would stay at the Duke of Marlborough. We discovered this gem by accident on the road and were taken in by the pictures of the pub, the rooms and the rate. We were not disappointed. Derek and the staff were incredibly friendly, willing to help us with our trip plans, and made us feel welcome. The food (and drink) was fantastic and the rooms great. I cannot recommend The Duke of Marlborough highly enough; it became our "local" while we were there, and I know that we will be returning whenever we are back in England.
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... stately homes, and home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. It was built for the first Duke in the early 1700s, after he was granted the lands and £240,000 pounds by a grateful Queen Anne after his decisive 1704 victory at the Battle of Blenheim. We spent the first hour and a half enjoying some of the 2,000 acres of lavish grounds (much of it again landscaped by Capability Brown), in particular the 54 hectare ...
... were passed down to male heirs only, there was an inclination to have as many sons as possible so that the title was not lost. Although there have been special dispensations, women do not normally inherit a title, to this day!
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