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Haunted: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

| On 01, Sep 2017

The Haunting of Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is a stunning country house situated near the town of Woodstock.

A little fact for you…

It’s the only non-royal non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace!

In 1987 it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The palace was built in the early 1700s and it’s the principal residence of the dukes of Marlborough.

It’s also famous for being the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill.

Blenheim Palace was originally built as a gift to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough.

Today, the palace is the home of the 11th Duke of Marlborough.

You’ll be pleased to known that it’s also opened to the public.

So you can go and have a look around this magnificent building if you fancy doing so.

Now the palace is said to have the odd ghost or two knocking about the place…

The Dean Jones Room where Winston Churchill was born is said to be haunted by an old chaplain to the first Duke of Malborough.

And, terrified witnesses have seen the ghostly apparition of a Roundhead soldier from the English Civil War huddling next to the fireplace in one of the palace’s bedrooms!