Members’ Summer Trip

Date: 20th July 2022

Venue: Blenheim Palace

Members have the opportunity to visit Blenheim Palace, the State Rooms, landscaped parkland and a private talk "Ladies of Blenheim"

Blenheim Palace is a World Heritage Site and the home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough.  It is the birthplace of  Sir Winston Churchill.  Blenheim Palace is surrounded by over 2,000 acres of Capability Brown landscaped parkland, the great lake and beautiful formal gardens.  Inside, the gilded State Rooms house one of the finest collections of furnishings in Europe, including paintings which inspired Lady Diana Spencer of Lydiard Park who grew up there.  The Churchill Exhibition includes the room where Sir Winston Churchill was born in 1874.

Members will have a cup of tea/coffee and cake at 11.00 am followed by a private talk “Ladies of Blenheim” which is all about the influential women who have steered the Palace’s history.  The rest of the day is free to have lunch and investigate the Palace and parkland.   Transport is provided by coach departing Lydiard Park at 9.00 am and leaving Blenheim Palace at 5.00 pm.  Any Covid restrictions will be taken into account.

Contact secretary@friendsoflydiardpark.org.uk for further details or see the invitation letter in the members’ area of the website.

The summer outing is always fun and we learn things to0!   If you are not already a member, this would be a nice way to start.

Members have the opportunity to visit Blenheim Palace, the State Rooms, landscaped parkland and a private talk "Ladies of Blenheim"