Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace and the surrounding gardens are a great day out for all the family.

The spectacular formal gardens at Hampton Court cover 60 acres and are set within a loop of the River Thames.

From the Palace, enjoy the Great Fountain Garden with its circular pond and avenues and at the far end, the Long Water.

The magnificent Privy Garden was originally laid out for William III and includes topiary, fountains, statues, hornbeam bower and flower beds.

Visit in the Spring and head to the Wilderness to enjoy the magnificent display of flowering bulbs. This is on the site of Henry VIII’s orchard.

In the summer, the herbaceous border in the East Front Gardens is at its best.

The Magic Garden was formally opened by the Duchess of Cambridge in March 2016.

Other features to look out for are the Knot Garden, Pond Garden with the Banqueting House, Orangery, the Kitchen Garden and the world’s oldest Puzzle Maze.

Don’t miss the Great Vine. Planted by ‘Capability’ Brown in 1768, it is the largest grape vine in the world.

Hampton Court is one of the Royal Palaces.

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INFORMATION

Address: Kingston, London, KT8 9AU View map Phone: 020 3166 6000 Length of visit: 2-3 hours
Dog friendly: No
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: Yes
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - see website for details: Yes

For information on opening times and to buy tickets: Click here

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