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Hampton Court Palace

Surrey, East Molesey KT8 9AU, England
44 0870 752 7777
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Wirral
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I arrived on the stroke of opening time on a Sunday morning and had the Palace more or less to myself for the first hour, thus avoiding the actors and able fully to appreciate the superb and peaceful gardens, beautifully restored. Had fun trying to imagine Kevin McCloud making an episode of Grand Designs (and it is certainly grand, though... More

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Dallas, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I spend the better part of the day out at Hampton, including lunch, and had a lovely time. He is not a history buff, but enjoyed the authenticity of this castle. It is an easy train ride from Waterloo station and taking the S.W. train earned us a two-for-one discount at the castle. A packed lunch would... More

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colchester
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A really enjoyable day. There is such a lot to see here that you really do get a full day's worth of viewing. So much history to absorb. Audio guide are free and very informative but would help a little if the number to key in was on the entrance to the room rather than on the map. Fun bumping... More

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watford
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A must see if you have an interest in British history.take the audio guide it is easy to use and a great source of information so much better than a guide book. Allow plenty of time for your visit as there is so much to see.visited on a sunny day and appreciated the beauty of the landscape and how well... More

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Annandale, Virginia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
94 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is by far the most impressive Palace! I love it and return there whenever I go to London. It is actually two palaces in one. Henry VIII's and William III and Mary. Henry VII is a tudor style. When King William came to live there, he remodeled it to a Baroque Palace. Both sides are quite impressive. There are... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Ease of access, wonderful, well thought out exhibits, lovely gardens. Amazing attention to detail when it came to explaining how things worked when Hampton Court was in operation. Food was iffy.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
72 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is a palace that is must to visit The history is so interesting especially on the Tudors You have the choice to discover the history dressed in Tudor robes which adds to the experience You can see all aspects of the Tudor era visiting the kitchens,wine cellars,court yards,the haunted gallery,the banquet hall,Henry's personal receiving hall and his beautiful chapel... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Amazing Castle with so much Tudor history as well as history from later monarchs, incredible gardens with the oldest vine in the world. We spent the whole day there and still did not see all we wanted. Would go again.

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worthing sussex
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

A superb day out with lots to keep children interested in history, characters walking about in character and chatting as if in days of old will to stop and chat, a scratch and sniff card was different but the fire one stayed with us all day long. so much to take in but so well worth a visit. The gardens... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I can only say Wow about Hampton Court Palace.We had not heard any reviews about Hampton Court so we were taken totally by surprise. Henry's Banquet Hall is fantastic, his private chapel a knock out, you can see where he married and his crown. Add to this the fabulous paintings and tapestries. Moving on to the Hanover area completely different... More

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