Marble Hill House, Twickenham

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  • July 1, 2017
    We decided to visit Marble Hill House for a Saturday afternoon outing as it was just a short train ride for us. The House is 10 minutes walk from St. Margaret's station and is set within a 66 acre par...  more »
  • June 26, 2017
    A pleasant find this place with big spacious garden ground and an interesting house with an equally interesting history! Home to King George II's mistress, you need to pay a fee to get into a guided t...  more »
  • June 6, 2017
    Marble Hill House is the brightest attraction along a walk along the Thames towpath south of Richmond Bridge towards Twickenham. Set in a 66 acre park it was built between 1724-9 as a home and artisti...  more »
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  • Marble Hill is an absolute gem - both from the architectural point-of-view and for the story of Henrietta Hobart. Our guide - a lovely Dutch lady - was an absolute fount of knowledge and she managed to enthuse our whole group, which consisted of every age group from pensioners to toddlers. I strongly advise anyone considering a visit to do so this summer so you will have the 'before and after' - restoration is due to being soon.
  • I visited the house on 9th July 2016. I arrived at 10am at the stated opening time to find a notice saying it opens at 10 minutes before the first tour, which was at 10:30am. Our tour guide was obviously extremely knowledgeable about the house and its history, however he failed entirely to engage with his audience. He spoke at such speed, that even as a born English speaker I found it hard to make out what he was saying. We were deluged with dates, historical figures and places and in so much detail it was quite overwhelming. During the initial 25 minute discourse it was evident from other peoples expressions that they weren't enjoying the experience either. I felt sorry for a family of four overseas tourists who had paid a lot to see the house. They had asked if a translation was available at the start, but the eldest girl was told her English should be good enough to provide a translation for her family. This was definitely not the case. It would have been a lot better if we could have been given a more streamlined history, and then instead be given more time in each room to absorb the ambience and look at the artefacts in there. As usual there wasn't any true access for wheelchair users, and there is a wide staircase to the first floor where prams and buggies would need to be carried. Judging from other reviews I would say if you are a EH member it's worthwhile doing. If paying I would ask who is doing the tour before you commit. Definitely could do better.
  • Great open space ideal for picnics, or there's a teahouse for those who enjoy a bit of afternoon tea. The house itself is by guided tour only but the insides are very interesting, especially for those interested in architecture.
  • Very nice park around a 17th century manor. The access to the park and surrounding areas is free to public. Nice stroll down the Thames to Richmond Bridge.
  • A beautiful house and an interesting guided tour

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