Situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, Blenheim Palace is the principal residence of the Duke of Marlborough, and the only non-royal non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace. The Palace, one of England’s largest houses, was built between 1705 and circa 1722.
The building of the Palace was originally intended to be a reward to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, for the duke’s military triumphs in the 1704 Battle of Blenheim. Designed in the rare English Baroque style, with grounds landscaped by Capability Brown, it is unique in its combined use as a family home, mausoleum and national monument. The Palace is also the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill.
The Triathlon is a great day out for spectators as well as participants – make sure you bring your friends and family along. Blenheim Palace is a World Heritage Site and all spectators must pay an admission fee. We have negotiated entry to the grounds free of charge for our competitors and discounted rate for spectators. To secure the discount spectators need to pre-book their spectator tickets by midnight the day before the race.* This will give them access to the Blenheim Palace Gardens and Park. Blenheim Palace will be open for Palace tours throughout the weekend.
NB: COMPETITORS GAIN ACCESS TO THE GROUNDS FREE OF CHARGE ON RACE DAY. WRISTBANDS OR MEDALS MUST BE WORN.