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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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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Hampton Court Palace is the former home of King Henry VIII. He extended and developed this grand palace after acquiring it in 1520 and its many occupants provided the real palace with tapestries and paintings over the centuries. Situated in 60 acres of gardens, including the famous maze and Great Vine, this palace is well worth a visit. Within the... More

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Verwood, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This was one of the best days out I can remember for a very long time.The interaction with all involved in making history come to life is superb and despite the aching back and sore feet at the end of my visit I would do it again and again. With thanks to all the staff. Sheelan Wheeler

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Loved the whole experience! Especially loved the Privy garden, Henry VIII apartments, and the maze! The Privy kitchen cafe also very good and in keeping with Tudor decor.

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England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

If you love your history, architecture, gardens, parks and river trips, then do not miss Hampton Court, the palace tour is well worth the money and the time spent with the audio guide. In the winter months you will find an ice-rink, which a popular addition. The gardens in spring and early summer are simply stunning and worth a visit... More

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Calgary, Canada
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110 reviews 110 reviews
15 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This was my 7th trip to London but first trip to Hampton Court. I wish I had gone sooner. There is a lot here to see. Allow a minimum of a half day, you could probably do most of a day with a lunch break. The gardens are fantastic so try a picnic lunch out there. The audio guide was... More

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Hampton Court Palace and gardens was the home of Henry VIII, his last five wives and several later monarchs. It takes several hours to see if you go at a pace which does justice to the place, but it is never boring. They have well prepared reenactors in meticulously detailed period clothing making everyone from Henry VIII and William III... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

My first visit since I was a child 35 years ago. I studied history so could have spent all day just seeing every detail of the palace, which is extremely well preserved and curated, and is such an architectural treasure. But as my children have less patience than I do, we spent more time doing the "highlights" (including dressing up,... More

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Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Hampton Court was impressive! We took our teenage sons, who are generally bored by everything these days, and we spent four hours here. They offer the headsets as part of the admission fee, and it is really helpful. They also offer a combination of inside and outside attractions as well as reenactments from the time period. They had actors dressed... More

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Midwest
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Beautiful grounds and amazing way to put yourself in the palace experience from 400 years ago or older! People in period costumes strolling through the palace, demonstrations in different areas and interesting factoids throughout! We were going to visit Highclere Castle but decided on Hampton Court after reading about the differences in the two....so glad we made the right decision... More

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Padiham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

big signed offering deal on entrance fees family ticket 15 months 10£ off great how ever NOT available for me to buy as a gift Not available for my son to buy as he lives in Madrid wasted our time filling in forms Very irritating and silly Restaurant food low to average poorly trained incompetence servers . Interesting visit but... More

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