The Conference has a unique association with Blenheim Palace, home of the 11th Duke of Marlborough. It is eight miles north west of Oxford, close to Woodstock, within the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.
The Palace, conceived in 1705 by Sir John Vanbrugh and finished in 1722 is a masterpiece of English baroque architecture. From the vastness of the Great Hall to the intricate detailing in the State Rooms, the Palace interiors beautifully balance the delicate with the awe-inspiring. Guided tours run throughout most of the season, with enlightening facts on the people, history and events that shaped the Palace. The walls are decorated with beautiful portraits and a fascinating collection of tapestries commissioned by John Churchill 1st Duke of Marlborough. An exquisite collection of Boulle furniture graces the Third State Room, which leads, in turn, to the timeless sophistication of the Long Library.