Guided Walk:Historic Garden Tours at Strawberry Hill House

Strawberry Hill

Strawberry Hill

Guided Walk, from 27 Jul 2021

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Address

268 Waldegrave Road,
Strawberry Hill,
Twickenham,
TW1 4ST

Events at this Venue

Details

Discover the fascinating history of what Horace Walpole, creator of Strawberry Hill House & Garden, called his "enchanted little landscape", set on the banks of the River Thames in Twickenham.

Our expert guides will lead you round the wooded glades and rolling lawns of Walpole's grade II listed garden and down to the riverside so you can appreciate the historic, social and geographical significance of its location.

Returning to the castle grounds via the sweeping Horseshoe Drive you’ll discover how the garden grew to fit the tastes and lifestyles of its subsequent owners, significant socialites of the 19th and 20th centuries, who developed it as a backdrop for solitary strolls and splendid soirees. You’ll walk across lawns where Pavlova danced, an elephant marched, and parties lasted long into the night – while at every turn a new vista of Walpole’s magnificent white Gothic castle will delight the eye as it has done for 270 years. No wonder he called Strawberry Hill his “land of beauties.”

Facilities for groupsPublic toilets

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 3 Aug 2021 11:00
Wed 4 Aug 2021 14:00
Thu 5 Aug 2021 11:00
Tue 10 Aug 2021 11:00
Wed 11 Aug 2021 14:00
Thu 12 Aug 2021 11:00
Thu 19 Aug 2021 11:00

Prices

Standard Adult £10 / Members & Patrons £8 / Student £8

Directions

See location of Strawberry Hill House on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 158722  Lat: 51.43696 Long: -0.33539

By Road: At the London Road roundabout on the A316 take the exit signposted Twickenham A310.
At the mini roundabout turn left, you are still on London Road. Pass Twickenham Station on your left. At traffic lights you will have to bear right into King Street. Get over into left lane and turn left at the traffic lights into Cross Deep. You will pass Radnor Gardens leading down to the Thames on your left.
At mini roundabout turn right into Waldegrave Road. You will see Strawberry Hill House on your left. Just past the house is the turning into St. Mary's College where you can park
Bus: 33 travels from Hammersmith and through Richmond and the R68 travels from Kew Gardens Station, through Richmond Train and Bus Stations.
Train: Richmond Station
Tube: Richmond District Line
For further information visit www.tfl.gov.uk

Facilities

  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets