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Apsley House, London

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The London home of the Dukes of Welllington, Apsley House now functions as a museum and art gallery run by English Heritage. Built in the 18th century, the house represents possibly the only example of an English aristocratic townhouse from the period. The heritage museum contains a collection of 200 paintings, including works by Velazquez and Rubens. Eighty-three of the paintings were gathered as part of a looting of Joseph Bonaparte's baggage train following the Battle of Vitoria. Admire the grandeur of the stately home, and if you're lucky, you might catch a sighting of the ninth Duke of Wellington, who still resides here from time to time. Planning London trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • The Duke of Wellington's home is well worth a visit. I was fortunate to be part of a group visit and we had an excellent guide to take us round. Superb artworks and great history in a compact English ...  more »
  • Loved this place! Not as we’ll known about as other places to visit but this place is a real gem. It’s like a mini British version of the Chateau de Versailles. Standard visit £10.50, or £12.50 includ...  more »
  • A finer collection of silver table pieces and Meissen dinner service dessert plates you won't find. The gift of the Meissen dessert plates from Frederick William 111 of Prussia is stunningly beautiful...  more »
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  • Wonderful museum with an excellent audio guide. Perfect for history buffs and Wellington fans. More suited for adults.
  • Visited the house yesterday with family and it was one of the best we ever had. Not necessarily because of the sumptuous interiors or the incredible collection of paintings (Rubens, Velasquez and many other famous painters) or table services - all received as gifts by the Duke following the victory at Waterloo, but because of the incredible amount of facts we learned from the 2 guides we met and talked to during our visit. Well done guys, keep doing what you doing!
  • Wonderful place to visit. Very helpful and informative staff. Plenty to see and do!
  • Interesting memorial to the life and death of Napoléon and his arch-enemy, the Duke of Wellington. The audio guide is really well done
  • Beautiful house!! Unfortunate that they didn't allow to click pictures inside. Beautiful interiors & art collection.

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