Blenheim Palace and Queen Pool Circular Walk

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Very Easy
Duration
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2-2.5h
Distance
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7.7 km
Elevation
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155 m
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Blenheim Palace and Queen Pool Circular

Whether you are touring the Blenheim Palace and gardens, or you just want to take the public path, this is a beautiful walk that offers stunning views of this spectacular estate. The Blenheim Palace and Queen Pool Circular begins at the Palace itself, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and follows the serene Queen Pool. You’ll enjoy walking through the tranquil manicured gardens and watching the ducks and swans swimming in the ponds.

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Route Description for Blenheim Palace and Queen Pool Circular Walk

The Blenheim Palace and Queen Pool Circular is a beautiful family-friendly walk around the UNESCO World Heritage designated Blenheim estate. The walk features spectacular views of the palace, and you’ll love watching the ducks swim as you walk along the beautiful Queen. The rest of the route will take you through the beautifully landscaped property before it loops back towards the Palace.

On the return walk, you’ll love the views of the formal gardens, arched bridges, and the palace on the horizon. The walk around the estate is on easy and comfortable paths that are steeped in 300 years of history. After your walk you can visit the palace itself, visit the website for information about events and admission: https://www.blenheimpalace.com/.

Consider a Walking Holiday in the Cotswolds

One of the best ways to experience this stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is by booking a pre-planned adventure tour in the Cotswolds. Find the famous self-guided Cotswolds Way and other amazing guided and self-guided tours on 10Adventures Tours.

Getting to the Blenheim Palace and Queen Pool Circular Walk Trailhead

To get to Blenheim Palace follow the private drive to the estate off of Oxford Road, just outside of Woodstock. There is a free parking lot on the estate, the Blenheim Palace and Queen Pool Circular walk begins from the parking lot.

Route Information

  • When to do

    Year-Round

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Lollipop

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