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Saturday, 10 June 2017

A Picture-Perfect Day At Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace Summer Travel DiaryFor obvious reasons, summer tends to bring out the 'wanderers' inside of us all, which goes a long way in explaining why I got the overwhelming urge to travel over to Oxfordshire and re-visit Blenheim Palace!  I get similar vibes from the country house to that of Waddesdon Manor; the grand, expansive, tourist-attracting appeal.  With an entire day to play with, have a little peek at the many beauties of Blenheim Palace ready to be explored, featuring both building and gardens...
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If you find yourself in the general area this summer, I can't emphasise enough how perfect Blenheim Palace is for consuming an entire day.  It's an ideal location to visit with family, your other half, or even alone.  For the history enthusiasts, there's an obvious attraction of it having been built over 300 years ago, and more recently being Winston Churchill's birthplace.  Beyond that, there's breathtakingly beautiful architecture and design, sprawling grounds and various picture-perfect spots for enjoying a lemonade. Bliss.  On this visit alone, I spotted a handful of people reading their books/newspapers in the shade, families picnicking in the grounds and a few bloggers taking outfit photos with the palace as a backdrop.
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Along with the landscape gardens directly behind Blenheim Palace, there's tons of other features within the grounds for anyone who appreciates nature, flowers or gardens (waves furiously).  One of my favourite features is undoubtedly the little rose garden found on the way to the waterfall.  Speaking of which, make sure you make time to wander down the hill to the waterfall, especially as it serves as a romantic backdrop to a bridge.  I can't help but think it'd make a beautiful spot for a proposal, or engagement photos - if anyone is thinking along those lines?!  
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Jeans - 7 For All Mankind  |  Sunglasses - Bally

Choker - Vintage  |  Necklace - Astley Clarke Lightning Bolt

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Have you visited Blenheim Palace before, and if not, are you tempted to visit?  Looking forward to reading your comments - have a lovely weekend everyone!

With love,

Gabrielle x



  1. What stunning pictures! I've never been to Blenheim Palace or even to the Oxfordshire area but it's definitely a part of the country I need to explore!
    Amy xx

  2. What a beautiful place, I hope you had a great time (:
    Nice blog, I'm following you!

    CM | XIII.

  3. I've never hear of Blenheim Palace but now it's on my list of places to visit. Like always your pictures blew me away. You look chic in all black against such a beautiful and colorful backdrop. Have a lovely weekend my friend.

  4. Such a stunning location! I agree, most of us tend to be more adventurous during the summer. Thanks for sharing Gabrielle, I totally enjoyed reading about this adventure.

    Keisha xo

  5. wonderful location! great post + you look lovely x

    Keelie x

  6. Such a beautiful spot. How lovely is it. The architecture is stunning.

  7. Great pictures indeed! So many lovely places in the world ;)

  8. Amazing photos!! And you look great! x

  9. I remember visiting Blenheim Palace with family when I was a lot younger but even then I thought it was such a beautiful place. I would love to go back one day soon and take my other half as I think he would really enjoy it there :) x

  10. That's so cool, babe! You always look so good! xoxo

  11. It's so beautiful there, and your outfit looks very elegant and very fitting for the location...

    Madame X

  12. Such a magnificent place! I would love to visit one day. And your sunnies look perfect on you!


  13. Wow, the palace looks incredible. Your photos are stunning as always.

    Her Hive

  14. I am tempted, of course! Who wouldn´t after your introduction and the beautiful pictures?

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  15. I'd love to visit those magical places, dear! Lovely pictures, it's amazing how you make them look minimal and so elegant at the same time. Have a great week!

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  16. what a nice post,
    kisses :)

  17. Omg, what a beautiful place!! I'm not lying when I say I'd have to add it to my UK bucket list (you guys have so many palaces, it's so hard to pick favorites!!). It is indeed a super romantic spot, and I totally see an epic proposal there ;) I love it, it looks like straight out of a movie.

  18. What a stunning way to spend a day. These photos are honestly just stunning Gabrielle. This looks like something out of a dream.

    I hope you have a lovely new week!

  19. What a beautiful place!!! The waterfall spot with the bridge is absolutely lovely and so romantic!


    Seize your Style

  20. A picture perfect day indeed! If I were anywhere in the area I would surely love to spend a day exploring Blenheim Palace. Until then I'll just have to live vicariously through you Gabrielle! Every detail you captured just looks divine!

  21. Always a fan of these castle tour posts of yours! Everything looks stunning & your outfit is gorgeous <3
    Have a nice day!

  22. Always wanted to visit Blenheim - looks spectacular!
    Alexander @ Mr Essentialist

  23. What beautiful pictures, Oxfordshire is so great to visit in the summer months!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  24. Wow, the Blenheim Palace looks so magical and beautiful x

    Nev | Miss Nev

  25. Absolutely gorgeous photos as always Gabrielle! Have a lovely day.

    Gemma x

  26. I haven't visited Blenheim palace but it looks enchanting =o)

  27. That bridge with the waterfall as a backdrop definitely makes a perfect proposal place! What a gorgeous place and I really love your off shoulder top!

  28. Beautiful photos! It looks amazing! I definitely need to go visit! :) xx

  29. I am very tempted to visit. What a gorgeous backdrop for bloggers - I don't blame them. The palace and gardens are exquisite - including that storybook bridge. And by the way, I love the way you layered your necklaces with your off-the-shoulder top.
    xo, janea

  30. This palace is so incredibly breathtaking. Love your outfit too!

    Jessica |

  31. Your pictures are always so pretty and you look amazing too! Would love to visit this day hehe ;) xx

  32. How incredibly stunning is this Palace. I've heard so much about it and have always wanted to visit, I really ought to pay a visit after your stunning photos. I read in the Daily Mail, just yesterday actually, a billionaire's son got married there and the wedding cost a ridiculous amount of money but it was decorated so beautifully xx

  33. I would love to visit Gabrielle! It is magnificent. I love the details in the architecture & design :) Absolutely majestic. Love your top & jewelry.

  34. What an amazing day- gorgeous scenery!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  35. I haven't heard of this place before but it looks beautiful x

    LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

  36. WOW what a gorgeous palace. I have never heard of this place.
    My boyfriend is from a town called Blenheim (in Canada) I'll have to add it to our travel list.
    STUNNING photos!
    Lyndi xo

  37. What a gorgeous place! Love the architecture and all the gorgeous details. Looks like you had a lovely visit! Xx

  38. I haven't but I'm definitely tempted visit now. What a wonderful way to spend the day Gabrielle and the grounds are absolutely gorgeous too! xx

  39. Oh I'm definitely tempted to visit this place if I'm in the UK, it looks like something from a fairytale and that library kind of reminds me of beauty and the beast!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  40. GREAT snaps here! Your photos really bring this palace to life. I so hope I can get to England again. And love your look, you look wonderful. So casually chic.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  41. Looks grand, would love to see this palace one day. Love your top, looking so lovely!

  42. Great article ! :)
    This place is sooo magical, especially the small waterfall at the end of the garden. I remember still perfectly the first time when I entered the amazing library and you really managed to capture the essence of the place in your picture.

    Kenza from

  43. Oh wow this is absolutely incredible. How inspiring to visit a location like that.

  44. Wow beautiful photos. I love the architecture!

    Simply Lovebirds

  45. What a magnificent place! Beautiful pictures :)


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