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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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Adelaide, Australia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
72 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We took an early train out from London to visit Hampton Court on a Sunday. There was a great deal to see and do and the gardens surrounding Hampton Court also have an added bonus, particularly with the maze. We took a picnic lunch and ate in the gardens.

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Khon Kaen
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Imposing and grand old Tudor palace with a great story to tell. Kids loved it. Take a comy pair of training shoes to wear, lots of walking

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131 reviews 131 reviews
80 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had a sunny day to visit which was great, we were able to get an amazing view of the beautiful gardens after our visit. We didn't have trouble parking right beside the castle, they could have a bigger sign to indicate where to pay at the end of the visit, it is in the corner nearest the palace. We... More

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Birtley, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
41 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

An excellent attraction, well presented with knowledgeable room guides. Suitable for all ages, there are several areas of the palace available to view, plus its immaculate gardens with fountains, a maze, an ancient grape vine, café and well-stocked shop. Too much to see on one visit though!

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Spofford, New Hampshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

For me, this was a much better experience than Versailles. The audio tour is well organized and the building and its stories are very interesting. Worth the trip from London.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most amazing places & palaces to see in England! The grounds are truly exquisite plus the palace & it's history are unparalleled! It is a must if your a visitor to London!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I love Hampton Court Palace. It is not as crowded as other tourist sights so it is easier to see everything. The costumed characters give a lot of history in a fun way. My granddaughters, ages 10 and 12 were very happy to meet King Henry VIII who was fantastic at answering their questions. We enjoyed seeing the great vine,... More

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Cobble Hill, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

They have so much there. If you're interested in history, they have so much. if you're interested in gardening, they have so much. The kitchens are absolutely amazing. This is King Henry VIII's 2nd favourite home and is just an amazing place historically. I can't say enough about it. Seek out the haunted areas, just for fun ; )

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Kraainem, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Hampton Court Palace is set in a beautiful location, right alongside the River Thames and surrounded by beautiful gardens. I traveled there on a Thursday in July and arrived just before 1pm. There were no lines to obtain tickets. I purchased the annual pass to the Historic Royal palaces - a joint membership for 69 pounds. This was a good... More

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Medford, New Jersey
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115 reviews 115 reviews
69 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Pleasant visit to this castle, especially for the beautifully landscaped grounds, which encourage wandering and lingering for a while. The castle has the requisite royal rooms, which take almost an hour to walk through.The entrance price is reasonable, especially if purchased in advance or through a London Pass if going to multiple attractions in one day.Easy to get to by... More

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