Just before the 12th night of Christmas officially signals the end of the festive period, I thought I would sneak in one quick last post about the Christmas lights at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock.
It’s been a bit of a hectic few weeks, as we got married on the 9th December at Sulgrave Manor in Northamptonshire (blog post to follow!) and then we had the snowfall which affected most of the guests attempting to get home. Our mini-moon was cancelled and rebooked and then we had the full on Xmas week, where we spent several days traversing the country visiting our extended Friend Bartlett familias.
Amongst all this, we bagged some last minute tickets for Blenheim Palace Light Trail to get that festive fix. I was a tad disappointed that our re-scheduled mini-moon to Amsterdam wasn’t quite the full-on Christmas occasion I’d hoped for (we managed to miss their Xmas market) so I was pleased to get my yearly dose of mulled wine sat whilst watching the vintage carousel – all very Dickens – at Blenheim.
In its second year, the light trail wound its way through the Palace’s Capability Brown landscaped grounds and around the Great Lake which had 300 illuminated boats crossing from side to side.
The iconic lake also featured a giant Ducal crown, based on the Duke of Marlborough’s own formal crown, with 20m fountain cascading from the centre. The light trail at Blenheim is definitely one to add to your Cotswold Xmas traditions list.