If you’re visiting England, then consider visiting the fabulous Blenheim Palace. Not only that, but enjoy seeing the splendour of the palace and its grounds and then enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea – complete with champagne.
See how the other half lives – yes, the palace is still home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough.
The photographs below will give you some idea of the history and luxury within its walls and on its vast estate.
As you can see the palace is sumptuous in every way and you might be interested to know that it was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Furthermore, there have been many scandals and stories that have taken place in this very house over the years.
There is an American connection too which adds an extra appeal for visitors from the USA. When the 9th Duke inherited the dukedom and the property, it was essential bankrupt. So in order to restore the palace – and the family fortunes – he married Consuelo Vanderbilt, the American railroad heiress.
They divorced and various scandals were to follow. The history of the family has long been an interesting one to say the very least. Even the present duke can be regarded as the bad sheep of the family.
Ponder this as you enjoy your traditional scones with clotted cream, dainty finger sandwiches, homemade cakes and jam and of course, a glass of champagne on the palace’s Orangery Restaurant.
JJ is originally from the UK and has lived in South Florida since 1994. She is the founder and editor of JAQUO Magazine. You can connect with her using the social media icons below.