|Details|| ||Shrewsbury U3A visits the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace.
A masterpiece of Baroque architecture, Blenheim Palace provides an awe-inspiring experience for visitors.
Home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family and the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting a long and diverse history.
Enter the palace and explore the gilded state rooms and priceless collections set against striking stonework, and experience the beauty and magnificence of this Grade I listed building.
The picture-perfect stately home sits among more than 2000 acres of extraordinary landscaped parkland and formal gardens. The inspired work of Lancelot Brown has created a lasting legacy in the Park at Blenheim Palace. The visionary master landscaper constructed the Great Lake and planted thousands of trees in his ten-year tenure here, engineering a landscape that appears natural but is actually 'contrived to pleasing effect'.
Departing: Leaving Abbey Foregate coach/car park at 9.00am
Returning: Leaving Blenheim Palace at 5.00pm
Cost: £25.50. Price includes coach travel, entrance to palace, park and gardens, electronic audio guide system, tipping. Cheques payable to 'Shrewsbury U3A'.
For further information and reservations, please contact the Trips Group Coordinator, Seeven.|