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Strawberry Hill House

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Nice place for a picnic

Went for a picnic in the grounds and a look around. You can buy lunch there or bring your own... read more

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johnbartley75
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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Get there before exhibition ends 24 February 2019

We had a marvellous guided tour of the house. The exhibition of “Lost Treasures” has been... read more

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Jennifer T
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Visiting Strawberry Hill is a truly theatrical experience. On approach to the building it is immediately apparent from the whitewashed walls and crenelations that this is no ordinary stately home. Once inside the visitor will find the rooms...more
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268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST, England
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Went for a picnic in the grounds and a look around. You can buy lunch there or bring your own. Beautifully restored building with exquisite decoration. Visited at Halloween with the kids for a spooky tour which was a lot of fun too.

Date of experience: June 2018
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We had a marvellous guided tour of the house. The exhibition of “Lost Treasures” has been beautifully curated and the guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Lots to see and then there’s a splendid cafe with good lunches and teas. We found all the staff to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Treasures of Walpole exhibition enhances this architectural gem. World class renovations of entrancing house and gardens giving its' name to uniquely British style. Make time to enjoy cafe offering light, delicious lunches and perfect teas. A treat on all accounts.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was completely blown away by the house and amazing contents. Congratulations to the curators who organised a brilliant exhibition of many of the original house contents. Absolutely LOVED it.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Strawberry Hill House has been painstakingly restored to its former glory as the bauble of a rich man with sure if idiosyncratic taste. It is usually cited as the first example of the neo-Gothic style in Great Britain. I believe this should be amended to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Largely designed by English eccentric Horace Walpole and his group of friends, the house was Walpole's summer villa and, to use a modern-day colloquialism, his 'baby'. Created between 1749 and 1790, it predated the Gothic Revival of the early 19th century. He filled it with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank TheMissElaineous
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every once and a while an exhibition transports the visitor into a world that would otherwise be practically impossible to replicate; in this case the colourful, eccentric world of Horace Walpole. As glowing newspaper reviews amply testify this stupendous display is not to be missed....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a curators tour of the house with Sylvie who had researched the current brilliant exhibition which borrows many items originally part of the Walpole collection. Her knowledge and enthusiasm and intelligent commentary was inspirational and unified the visit to this first neo gothic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank tiktok
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This fascinating house has never looked better as it is currently brim full of some of the stunning paintings and objects that Horace Walpole collected during his lifetime. It's definitely a once in a lifetime chance to see some magnificent works of art before they...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful house, which now has things that where in the house before they where sold off, which have been brought back of a short while You get a much better idea of how the rooms would have looked The house is unique, so beautiful, I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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katiebovey
July 22, 2018|
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Response from Debi v | Reviewed this property |
I did see dogs but only outside in the garden area
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rosedavies06
January 28, 2017|
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Response from HibiscusCoast | Reviewed this property |
Hi Rose, Sorry for the delay in getting back but I have only just read your question. Open House London is held on a Saturday and Sunday in September. It was held on 17-18 September 2016 but I am not sure if the date for... More
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Susan J
April 28, 2015|
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Response from Nick D | Property representative |
Hi Susan J, On Sunday 3 May 2015 the gardens and cafe open at 10am, and first admission to the house is at 12 noon. Last admission to the house is at 4pm, and the house closes at 5.30pm. The grounds and car park are... More
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Larbord
Troy, Michigan, USA
Eltham Palace (8 Replies)
Well, I finally got my tickets for my London trip the first week of December. As this will be my 5th time in the best city in the world, I'm planning on doing more off-the-beaten-path things. Eltham Palace has popped into my radar, and I was wondering if it is worth a visit. Any comments would be greatly appreciated. Syon House and Strawberry Hill House both piqued my interest, but both will be closed while I am there. I will probably still go to Syon House Gardens, though, and take a...More
August 13, 2008|
Response fromronw|
I thought it a worthwhile visit, but hardly a must-see, since I didn't get around to visiting until my 15th time in London.
Lucy R
Cocoa, Florida
Walk From Strawberry Hill House to York House Gardens (4 Replies)
I am planning ahead for my early September London trip. After visiting Strawberry Hill House I would like to walk to York House Gardens. (and after that, walk to the Twickenham Train Station) Yes, I can find directions using "google", but wondered if there is a way to walk along the river from Strawberry Hill? Also, is the entrance to York House Gardens well marked? (I read a post somewhere where the person said they had difficulty in finding the entrance, that is why I am asking) I thought...More
February 22, 2018|
Response fromLindaL502|
Yes, I’ve done that walk many times. It’s a lovely 20 minute walk along the river. I don’t find either house difficult to find but I can see why people do - the gardens are on either side of the road, with a little bridge going over the road. I think the main entrance is on Sion Road (which is at a right angle to the river path). Basically you walk down the entire side of the gardens with the river on your right then turn left and walk a short distance up a regular street to get to the...More
kroeni
Karlsruhe, Germany
walk from Strawberry Hill House to Hampton Court Palace (5 Replies)
We think about visiting Strawberry Hill House and afterwards walking to Hampton Court. The fastest way may be Waldegrove Rd and Chestnut Ave. More interesing seems to walk along the river Thames. Is is possible to walk this side of the Thames to Hampton Ct. ?
March 16, 2017|
Response fromkroeni|
many thanks