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Hampton Court Palace

Surrey, East Molesey KT8 9AU, England
44 0870 752 7777
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Gardens, Mysterious Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Ice skating
Traveler Description: Here are a few links to a variety of information and pictures of this famous historic royal palace. It is located in East Molesey, Surrey.  Hampton... more »
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High Peak Derbyshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We visited Hampton Court on Easter Saturday. We arrived by boat from Kingston Upon Thames, passing the Royal Barge Gloriana en route. Arriving at the house we could see people dressed up and it looked like there was something happening. We had decided to visit on the same day they were doing a re-enactment of George 1st's arrival at Hampton... More

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New City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This was, without a doubt, our FAVORITE historical landmark visit. If you have any interest in Henry VIII and/or Tudor history, you will be blown away by this incredible palace. The kitchens were especially interesting as the giant stove fire was actually burning, and reproductions of cutlery, food items, and more were scattered throughout to create a "Tudor environment." We... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This was a long-anticipated visit so I was quite excited. But I was thinking "all Tudor all the time" and didn't realize how impressive the Georgian and Restoration era rooms would be. If you're a Christopher Wren nerd, you'll appreciate his hand here - and all the Grinling Gibbons woodwork. Get someone to teach you the trick to the maze... More

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Basildon, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Full of history and artifacts, we even had an organ recital on easter sunday in the chapel..,. it was amazing.

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Homer Glen, IL
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

If you love history as we do, go see this Palace. Unbelievably large and so rich with History it is mind boggling. Staffed with historians in every room that have extensive knowledge of the Palace. My children learned so much here. We learned that there are 2 tapestries in the Palace worth in excess of 2 billion dollars each- the... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This was such a fantastic day out - for both myself and my 5 year old sister. There were excellent pre-visit tips on their website that helped with the over subscribed parking and directions. There was plenty for adults to enjoy but also lots to keep the little ones occupied. That staff were incredibly engaging with the children keeping them... More

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Seattle, Washington
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This was such a wonderful experience for the whole family. (2 adults, 2 children, age 8 and 12). A good idea to get there early or visit later in the afternoon. The school groups are the heaviest mid day and make it difficult to get around in some areas. Hampton Court is such a wonderful place to visit. Don't miss... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Exploring the palace is simply wonderful. There is so much to look at and admire. The palace is so wonderfully preserved and the staff were happy to answer questions too. The gardens were fantastic to sit down to have lunch in and relax.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I took a group of 100 people to visit Hampton Court yesterday. The weather was perfect and so we saw the incredible gardens at their very best. Thousands of tulips amongst wallflowers - the scent was amazing. I had organised 3 guided tours for my group and our guides were great, telling us of the history and other goings on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Lovely place to visit when the sun is shining. I didn't go into the palace itself, just went around the maze (spent around 40 mins in it). The maze was fun but I thought there couldn't have been something a little more interesting when you reached the middle. It was nice just to walk around the gardens and enjoy the... More

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