The beautiful palace and
grounds were the home of the Duke of Marlborough.
Churchill was a descendant who, as I understand it, lived
there with his family during his youth. The Duke originally
got the property for winning some battle or other in some
ancient war. Set the family up with wealth for many, many
generations without lifting a finger.
Straight out from the front
door stretches a view off into the far distance of the
property. In true formal garden form, there is a long,
straight axis line which goes over a bridge on their lake.
Just outside the windows of the Palace there are beautiful
formal gardens and in the distance, ancient specimen trees
dominate the arboretum.