This massive and beautiful home belongs to the 11th duke of Marlborough and was the birthplace of Winston Churchill.
It's close to Oxford, in a small Cotswold town called Woodstock.
It makes for a nice day trip.
The day after Jerr's 30th, we picked up our friends, James and Elnaz, and went to check it out.
We were all surprised by how elaborate and beautiful the grounds and the palace were.
We spent the better part of an afternoon there and we didn't even see inside the Palace. It was such a nice day we stayed out in the grounds.
(We try to save Museums and other fine houses for rainy days.)
They had a jousting event on the south lawn we were able to take in. And the show "Restoration Roadshow"- which was filming on the grounds- asked the four of us to stand in the crowd and mill about while they restored antiques for the BBC 2 series.