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Blenheim Palace

Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Chris Dee 0 296 Article rating: No rating

OK, Blenheim may have lost a bit of Palace-cred when a Mr  Trump visited recently, but it has seen them come and it has seen them go. It remains unrivalled in terms of non-Royal palaces in Britain. 

The site was given by the nation to commemorate the military victory of John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough over assorted French and Bavarian armies in 1704.

Rousham House

Rousham House, Bicester OX25 4QU

Chris Dee 0 361 Article rating: No rating

The garden at Rousham is something of an undiscovered gem. Before there was 'Capability' Brown there was William Kent. Rousham is where to explore his work in the first phase of English landscape design. One of Monty's Don's favourites.

Highgrove Royal Gardens

Doughton, Nr Tetbury

Chris Dee 0 324 Article rating: No rating

Highgrove Garden has increasingly opened up to visitors in recent years. The initial appeal may be curiosity about an opportunity to view what is The Prince of Wales’ own garden, but this is an appealing garden in its own right. 

Batsford Arboretum

Batsford, near Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Chris Dee 0 373 Article rating: No rating

A dog-friendly arboretum and garden centre in the North Cotswolds. There are 58 acres to explore, making it the largest privately-owned tree collection for some distance. 

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