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Lights, Camera, Action at the Palace

A new Lights, Camera, and Action trail will give visitors the chance to follow in the footsteps of Hollywood A-Listers at Blenheim Palace.

The Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site has been used as a filming location for movies and television for many years now and the new experience brings the movie palace to life.

Visitors will be able to travel around the palace and estate scanning QR codes and going to locations of some of the most famous blockbusters in cinematic history, from the spellbinding Harry Potter to the iconic James Bond.

The QR codes contain fun facts like how Billy Connolly saved a lucky couple's wedding day when filming for Gulliver's Travels in 2010.

The Baroque palace has previously been used as a setting for the Cinderella story. Back in 2015, Kenneth Branagh used the estate's formal gardens and iconic Grand Bridge in scenes for his film which starred Lily James, Cate Blanchett, and Helena Bonham-Carter.

As well as Cinderella, Blenheim has had a starring role in a host of other movie blockbusters – from Harry Potter and The BFG to James Bond, Gulliver's Travels, and Mission Impossible.

More recently, the Palace stood in for Buckingham Palace in 'Dolittle' (2020) starring Robert Downey Jr and Emma Thompson.

Access to the trail is included with an Annual Pass, Palace, Park & Gardens ticket whilst visitors can also convert their tickets into annual passes at no extra cost so they can enjoy more than just one day out at Britain's Greatest Palace.

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Home to the Dukes of Marlborough since 1705, Blenheim Palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Steeped in history, the magnificent Palace is surrounded with over 2,000 acres of 'Capability' Brown parkland and beautiful Formal Gardens. Tours, exhibitions, and events showcase the splendour of 'Britain's Greatest Palace' and deliver an unforgettable day out for all ages.

Today it houses one of the most important and extensive collections in Europe, which includes portraits, furniture, sculpture, and tapestries. Blenheim Palace is also the birthplace of one of Britain's most famous leaders, Sir Winston Churchill, and it was his father who described the vista on entering the Estate from the village of Woodstock as the 'finest view in England'.

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