Blenheim Palace has been on our places to visit wishlist, so yesterday we spent the day there.
It was built to honour John Churchill, the 1st Duke of Marlborough after he led an allied victory against the french in 1704. Two hundred years later the stately home served as the birthplace for Britain's greatest wartime leader Winston Churchill.
It is only just over an hours drive from where we live.
The best thing about it is you pay once and can have a free annual pass. So we will go back a few more times over the coming months to take advantage of that.
Here are some pictures of our day.
We got lost in the maze.
This little duck took a liking to my toe.
The finches who lived in the butterfly house were so friendly.
It was a wonderful day out, we didn't have time to do it all, but at least we can go back again for a free day out.