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Review of Ham House

Ham House
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Splendidly preserved 17th-century house and gardens.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Ham House which is a National Trust house which conserves a 17th century decor which has become quite unusual. The house was built by Charles I' s whipping boy (the little boy who played with the future king as a child and was punished if the prince was naughty) who clearly did well from his experience. There are many highlights, but do not miss the short tours which run every quarter of an hour of the Queen's Apartments. These were created when it was thought that Charles II might divorce his Queen, Catherine of Braganza, in order to have a legitimate heir. This did not happen, but the apartments remain as an example of the series of rooms that progressed towards the monarch, as seen at Versailles. There are also gardens, shop and a tea room. We wanted to have lunch at the tea room, but had to make do with sandwiches which was the only fault we could find with our visit. We parked on the lane just outside the gates, and understand there is a carpark down by the river.

Thank David B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ham House is owned by the National Trust and if you don`t belong like we do then it is really worth while. Ham House has a fantastic position near to the Thames. Very informative guides inside the house and interesting gardens to explore. A very pleasant tea room overlooking the gardens.

Thank wendygillw
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love ham house and gardens it’s always a nice to visit, we do the Easter egg hunt every year and sometimes just go to gardens and cafe as food tasty...highly recommended

Thank Jodaylloyd
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

Use Sat Nav to find it and park in the car park by the river except during spring and autumn high tides. Alternatively walk from Richmond along the river, again avoiding high tides when the tow path my be flooded. (The adventurous can walk from Pembroke Lodge down the hill but check the map first). We have visited many times mainly to walk, sit in the pleasant but not extensive gardens and have coffee on the patio outside the cafe. Like most National Trust cafes the food is unexciting. We occasionally go into the house but I confess to remembering little of it. I strongly advise checking opening times before going as occasionally we have turned up to find it closed.

Thank 850redd
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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Seen this house used as a location for films etc, as its local for us it was one too tick off on our list.
Wasn't disappointed, fantastic gardens and decor inside was superb

Thank Dren W
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