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Marble Hill House Marble Hill Park Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 2NL England
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Ian C wrote a review Nov 2020
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The best way to visit Marble Hill House is as part of a trip that includes Orleans House next door and across the river to Ham House. Lockdown makes it difficult in that the ferry is not running and the gallery at Orleans House is closed, but we still made the journey using the car to cross the river in Richmond rather than the ferry. In addition, Marble Hill House is undergoing a major refurbishment so cannot be visited - I look forward to seeing it when finished, along with the new gardens running towards the river. The Palladian villa, Marble Hill House was built between 1724 and 1729 to designs of the architect Richard Morris in conjunction with Henry Herbert 9th Earl of Pembroke and became the standard model for the 18th century English country house in England and the Americas. Built for Henrietta Howard, Countess of Suffolk, mistress of King George II, the House seems to have been in a popular location for royal mistresses. In the late 18th century the house was rented by the future king George IV when he was Prince Regent for his mistress Maria Fitzherbert, and nearby was Kendal House, another Palladian house which was the home for Melusine von der Schulenberg, Duchess of Kendal and mistress of George I. Walking along the river was very enjoyable, and you can see directly across to Ham House. I look forward to returning when the restoration work is complete, the Orleans Gallery is open and the ferry is running.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Anita E wrote a review Oct 2020
East Molesey, United Kingdom103 contributions34 helpful votes
On my doorstep and I never new, such a wonderful place to visit, with your guide for each room, very interesting, architecture fabulous, you would not believe what to expect a must to visit.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Metropolitan_Man wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom545 contributions141 helpful votes
A rather alternative attraction to the many large homes and palaces in London. Similar to the nearby Strawberry Hill House in as much as its centred on a short period of time and 1 or 2 key people. The house itself is not particularly impressive, inside or out, however its location in the centre of the park and architectural features are. The expierence is only really brought to life by the tour which takes you on a journey through the life of the original owner. Very interesting and definitely required to appreciate. I would not reccomend for children, considering the many other interesting palaces nearby, and I believe it will be shutting shortly for refurbishment. So I wish them all the best and hope they can add more facets to this attraction for the future :)
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Traveller1XX wrote a review Aug 2019
Bracknell, United Kingdom331 contributions104 helpful votes
A very good example of a Palladian villa built by Henrietta Howard, a mistress of George 11 who was a society hostess. The property is set in pleasant parkland which is lovely to walk around. At the moment the house is only open on Saturdays & Sundays.Entry is via a guided tour. The tour is very informative & detailed . It is well worth doing but it is a bit dry for children. There is a lot to see in the house. There are plans to extend the opening times next year. There is a cafe near by that serves light snacks. The lady behind the counter was very pleasant. The only downside was the number of dogs wandering around.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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BigG1 wrote a review Aug 2019
Kent333 contributions88 helpful votes
1. Directions to this place are very poor - address given as 'Richmond Road' - warning it's a very long road - sat nav/post code takes you to the street next door - poor signage 2. The house is in the middle of a large public park - don't go unless you enjoy dodging dozens of dogs let run amok by their owners. This park allows dogs off leads, there were so many that there is a small fenced off grass area that EXCLUDES dogs where children can play - there are dogs running everywhere, ok it was Sunday morning but it's many years since I saw dogs running loose in a public park. 3. You can only see inside the house as part of a timed tour, not sure why; rude, rude man on the desk, did I say he was rude? - didn't bother with the tour we showed our membership cards out of courtesy expecting to get into the EH garden - no need, it was open to the public and yes, full of more dogs. 4. We asked for the tea shop and were given vague directions from the (rude) man in the house - we wandered around the park and found a dirty Coachouse cafe - messy tables outside with dogwalkers and their dogs off the lead walking around the eating area, sniffing each other - inside MORE LOOSE DOGS one even went behind the counter when the women were serving and preparing food - I asked if this was normal and they didn't comprehend the problem, clearly it was normal - we didn't ask for food, just 2 coffees 5. Is the the WORST coffee served by English Heritage? It's certainly the worst I've had, we left half a cup each - it was horrible 6. we tried the adjoining toilet before we left, not one door had a lock that worked, water on the floor, dirty paper, dirty toilets - awful.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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