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The Butterfly House has re-opened at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace‚€ôs Butterfly House restored
23 Apr 2014

Anyone planning a stay in Oxfordshire will have a new attraction to visit if they make their way to Blenheim Palace.

The historical property is a real delight to explore and is likely to draw in even more travellers now that its Butterfly House has been re-opened.

This part of the estate has undergone extensive renovation work costing some £100,000. Dozens of beautiful butterflies have been released into their new home, which has a striking water feature at its centre.

As well as seeing these pretty insects fluttering between fragrant flowers, you can also visit the hatchery, where you can see the caterpillars and chrysalises - it’s great for an educational day out with the kids.

Blenheim Palace has many historical connections - it was built in its current form in the 18th century as a gift for the First Duke of Marlborough, while the fourth duke commissioned Capability Brown as the landscape gardener. However, the most famous former resident of Blenheim Palace is Winston Churchill, who was born here in 1874.ADNFCR-408-ID-801714414-ADNFCR

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