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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  • August 21, 2017
    Treat my wife to this visit as shes a big Henry Vlll fan and must say its an amazing experience even for the not so interested...I was blown away with the sheer size and we spent all day here...parkin...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    I hear Henry VIII stayed here during the summer. I've stayed at the Hampton Inn, but it never looked like this! The grounds are spectacular, the castle immense, and , as a surprise, the art collection...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Rather than restate what others have said about the experience, here are my travel tips: 1. Don't worry about the reduced train service in Aug 2017: It may take a little over an hour to get to Hampton...  more »
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  • This palace is situated 30min from vauxhall station, you can get a train to Kingston and it's a short bus ride from there. It's a bit far from central London but is very worth to visit the whole place is extremely well preserved. This is a place for all ages, the gardens are just amazing as so is the palace. You can easily spend the whole day on here if you want to see it all.
  • Hampton Court Festival was marvellous. Decided to opt for the TIP package which was certainly worth the dosh!! Dinning in the Palace was a real treat, the food was an unexpected hit, the other dinners were excellent company - all washed down with Piaff Champagne. Will Young was on great form, helped along by his adoring fans!!
  • Historic Hampton court palace is a place of wonder and intrigue. Many blanks were filled in about the Tudors and subsequent family lines that used the palace as a base. Absolutely spellbinding! Staff here do partial reenactments and are very helpful, friendly and dressed to impress in traditional outfits of the era.
  • Lovely place and well worth the money. I had to return a second time as it is too big. The palace is magnificent and the gardens...amazing! There is also a park close by with seers. You can go on a walk along the river. The place is totally beautiful.
  • No words for our how awesome this place is. If you love the Tudor era history, this is a must stop. Very child friendly. I am glad we invested the whole day in this stop because you easily need an entire day between the transportation to get here, and for all involved to see and do. Definitely take children through the maze at the end. Our kids loved it.

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