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Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey
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Hampton Court Palace was originally built for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, a favorite of King Henry VIII. In 1529, Wolsey fell out of royal favor and the king took possession of the palace, launching a massive rebuilding project intended to rival Versailles. A rare example of both Tudor and Baroque building styles, the site is one of only two remaining palaces once owned by Henry VIII. Learn more about the palace’s history at the information center. Lose yourself inside the celebrated maze, designed to confuse and intrigue visitors with numerous twists, turns, and dead ends. Also on the grounds are manicured gardens, historic tennis courts, and a huge grapevine, allegedly the largest in the world. Plan your Hampton Court Palace visit and explore what else you can see and do in East Molesey using our East Molesey tour planner.
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Vale a pena sair do centro de Londres para conhecer Hampton Court. O acesso é muito fácil por metrô e trem. O palácio é muito bonito internamente, mas, para mim, o destaque são os Jardins, muito parec... read more »Worth out of Central London to meet Hampton Court. Access is very easy by subway and train. The Palace is pretty much internally, but, for me, the highlights are the gardens, very similar to those of Versailles in Paris.show original
Hampton Court Palace is a must see attraction. Entry cost is 19 pounds(without donation) but totally worth it. The palace consists of several sections including Henry VIII's living apartments which ta... read more »
We went to many Castles and Palaces , on this trip, but this one was my FAVORITE! Because I din't feel like I was being hurdled like cattle here and I could take pictures, to my hearts content (which ... read more »
To any of you on planet Earth, this is one of the most significant historic buildings you are allowed to explore. The favorite palace of Henry VIII and the only one of his many still standing. Place this on your bucket list, you won't be disappointed. Gardens are amazing and one previous visit there was jousting being hosted. Awesome!
Great day out. Recommend to park in the large car park that is a short walk away from the palace. There is a small car park within the palace grounds bear the entrance, but it is nearly always full. If you visit the house then to learn more about the rooms and what you are looking at, get an audio guide. Unfortunately, when we visited they were nine available as they are very popular. The grounds are fantastic, especially the gardens to the rear. Recently (May 2016) the Magic Garden opened which is a large play area for children. Wasnt too busy when we went there, but would imagine during the summer months or will be popular.
It is a place ful of history in the inside. And with wonderful gardens. It also haves a maze if you and your family or friends want to give it a try. But to enjoy this amazing place better you will need a bit more of time than when visiting other museums. I will definitly recommend you to visit it.
Ronel van Zyl
Make sure you use the full day to see and experience everything Hampton Court Palace has to offer. The beautiful palace and great hall, the tudor kitchen and Royal chapel still in service, the magnificent gardens, the maze, the cafes, the rose garden and new vegetable garden and new children's area the Secret Garden. Pick up your guide to get all the information as you explore. History truly come alive here with the actors and try to see the day's performances as they happen. Walking shoes needed. Ask the wardens as they all have a wealth of information on the palace. Hampton Court Palace are easily reached from Waterloo Station in London with a 45 minute train ride to Hampton Court Station.
Another great day out at Hampton Court Palace. Only mistake we made was weather looked to be rubbish later on so we headed to the magic garden first and struggled to get them to leave. It's only been open a few months but is a huge hit clearly as was busy in the morning weekend sun. Once we got them out with the promise of the maze they were less keen than they would have been if we had done the other stuff first I think. Garden costs and I guess if you had to pay you might be less appreciative than with a palace pass. Only managed Henry's apartments and the kitchens due to lack of child energy but we will be back.
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