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TravelPod Member ReviewsDuke Of Marlborough Woodstock
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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... 35) per visitor. Unless, like me, you've finally crossed that line into "senior" territory. (Then it's only £16.50 or about $25.)
Blenheim Palace, an accompanying 2000-acre estate, and the title of Duke of Marlborough were gifts from Queen Anne to General John Churchill for his 1704 victory in the War of Spanish Succession. He defeated the French forces in the Battle of Blenheim, and it was stated repeatedly during my tour that this victory is ...
... with water cascading over a small dam, plus formal gardens, fountains and statues, and enormous trees that must be centuries old. I was intrigued to see - instead of a van selling coffees and icecreams - the Blenheim Palace van was a champagne car! How classy is that!!
After lunch we wandered around the inside: the amazing entrance halls and state rooms, including the room where Sir Winston Churchill, a descendant of ...
... golf cart!!) and our driver/guide told us more about Brown's style and pointed out examples. His style is very purposefully "natural", in contrast to the Victorian elaborate gardens. (Which is not to say there are not also some lovely gardens on the 200,000 acres! Ahh, sunshine and nature and glamour!!!!!
BTW, Ron wants you to know that he ate "bubble and squeak" (can you believe that name?) last night. Any guesses on what that might ...
... and some room locations, and then I'm good! I have to take the packet to the printer by 1PM tomorrow in order for it to be copied by arrivals day, so hopefully the teachers email their pictures tonight.
I got the idea to go for a run around 5PM because I was at a point where I couldn't really do much more work without those bits of information. But then I got a better idea to plan a big dinner for the whole admin team at the Turf Tavern. ...
... really quite good. He was creative, was a great military leader, and knew how to run a country! Is there anything he couldn't do? The tour also took me through the bedroom where he was born! From there, we went through a series of state apartments. Blenheim Palace has one of the largest art collections in the country, and you could tell! Every wall was covered with paintings and tapestries. Right about the time the clouds burnt off, I was ready ...