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Unesco World heritage since: 1987
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Blenheim Palace, near Oxford, stands in a romantic park created by the famous landscape gardener 'Capability' Brown. It was presented by the English nation to John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough, in recognition of his victory in 1704 over French and Bavarian troops. Built between 1705 and 1722 and characterized by an eclectic style and a return to national roots, it is a perfect example of an 18th-century princely dwelling.
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Large airport - 12 mi (19 km) RAF Northolt
Medium airport - 22 mi (36 km) RAF Benson
Medium airport - 25 mi (41 km) London Heathrow Airport
Large airport - 27 mi (44 km) Sywell Aerodrome
Small airport - 33 mi (53 km) Fairoaks Airport
Small airport - 34 mi (56 km) Blackbushe Airport
Medium airport - 37 mi (60 km) London Stansted Airport
Large airport - 37 mi (61 km) London City Airport
Large airport - 38 mi (61 km) Farnborough Airport
Medium airport - 40 mi (64 km) London Gatwick Airport
Large airport - 52 mi (84 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Aspley Guise
- Bow Brickhill
- Houghton Regis
- Husborne Crawley
- Milton Bryan
- Woburn Sands
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.
- Aston Clinton
- Eaton Bray
- Heath and Reach
- Leighton Buzzard
- Little Gaddesden
- Long Marston