|Blenheim Palace *|
View of front and main entrance of palace
|Region **||Europe and North America|
|Inscription||1987 (11th Session)|
|* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List
** Region as classified by UNESCO
The palace was built to celebrate a great victory over the French at Blenheim, in 1704. The great country home was designed by architects Sir John Vanbrugh and Nicholas Hawksmoor. It has a park that was landscaped by Capability Brown.
Blenheim was the home of John Churchill, who was the 1st Duke of Marlborough. His successors still live in the palace.
Blenheim Palace and its grounds were named a World Heritage Site, in 1987.
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