BLENHEIM Palace not only has an impressive exterior and interior, it also houses a million-pound gold toilet.
But when was the luxurious estate built and is it open to visitors? Here’s the lowdown…
Where is Blenheim Palace and when was it built?
Blenheim Palace, the residence of the Dukes of Marlborough, is an English country house located ear Woodstock, in Oxfordshire.
The palace, one of England’s largest houses, was built between 1705 and circa 1722 and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.
The palace is also notable as the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill.
Following the palace’s completion, it became the home of the Churchill family for the next 300 years.
Thieves have stolen a £1million solid gold toilet in a 5am raid at Blenheim Palace[/caption]
Is it open to the public?
Blenheim Palace is open to visitors daily, except on Christmas Day.
Visitors are able to purchase tickets either online or in person.
When you buy one ticket, you are then subject to free entry for 12 months.
Tickets for the Palace, Park & Gardens for adults cost £27, for concessions and students £25, for children £16, and a family ticket costs £67.50.
Tickets for the Park & Gardens for adults cost £17, for concessions and students £14, for children £7.60, and a family ticket costs £44.50.
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What happened to the solid gold toilet?
Thieves have stolen a £1million solid gold toilet in a 5am raid at Blenheim Palace today.
Cops are searching for the loo swiped just two days after the 18-carat masterpiece went on display at Winston Churchill’s birthplace in Woodstock, Oxon.
The fully-functioning 18-carat toilet went on display days ago – with viewers having to book a time slot in advance to see the popular installation.
It was created by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and proved popular when it went on display at the Guggenheim museum in New York in 2016.
The masterpiece was once offered to President Donald Trump who turned it down.
A 66-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident but the toilet still hasn’t been recovered.