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Lights, Camera, Action
Blenheim Palace is a world heritage site and just one breathtaking view as you approach and you'll know why. It's no wonder that the Palace, gardens and parkland have all attracted TV crews over the years. With sixteen films so far, she's surely the envy of many a Hollywood actress.
Blenheim Palace made it's film debut in 1935 in the Scarlet Pimpernel and since then has featured or had small elements in many major productions. The Avengers, Harry Potter, The Young Victoria and most recently Gulliver's Travels in 2010 are just a few. It's not just Hollywood blockbusters and BBC dramas who have been hosted here but also Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, an iconic Bollywood production that filmed a huge dance scene in the Great Court.
If you're interested in film and would enjoy this amazing setting then you're in luck. Blenheim Palace reopens on 9th February after their winter season with a 'dramatic' tour. You'll be guided through what happens when filming takes place and the logistics to such a large operation.
To go on the tour you will need to purchase a full palace, parks and garden ticket which is £21 for adults. However, you can upgrade this for free on the day for an annual pass which is a great value deal. Blenheim Palace are also running a competition to win a VIP filming weekend for two. This includes a private tour of the exhibition, a champagne afternoon tea, champagne hamper and overnight stay in the Macdonald Randolph Hotel. All you need to do is like their Facebook page and provide your e-mail address.
If you're visiting Blenheim Palace there is so much to do. Visit the palace, wander around the formal gardens and stretch your legs in the parkland. If you have children then you shouldn't miss the maze and adventure playground in the Pleasure Garden. Click here for a review.