Guided Tour:Groves and Grottos with Pope's Grotto Joint Tour at Marble Hill Park

Guided Tour, Sat 26 - Sun 27 Jun 2021

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Marble Hill House


Richmond Road,

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Grottos were the height of fashion in the early eighteenth century and Twickenham is home to two of the most spectacular examples. Pope’s Grotto Preservation Trust and English Heritage, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, are offering a rare chance to visit both Alexander Pope’s grotto in Cross Deep and Henrietta Howard’s grotto at Marble Hill in one day. You will be able to explore and hear about the history that links these two gems of Georgian Twickenham.

On Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of June, Pope’s Grotto will be open in the morning followed by guided tours of the Marble Hill grotto and gardens in the afternoon. Pope’s Grotto has been partially conserved, with the remainder to be conserved in summer 2022. Marble Hill Park’s Georgian grotto is being restored and an archaeological dig is set for summer 2021

Entry will be by pre-booked combined tickets only. Tickets for Pope’s Grotto will be untimed - you can visit at any time between 10 am and 12.30 pm. The Marble Hill tour will be at 2 pm on each day. Please assemble in the car park off Richmond Road at the northeast corner of the park at that time

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 26 - Sun 27 Jun 2021 10:00 to 15:00


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Map reference: TQ 173737  Lat: 51.45047 Long: -0.31328

Trains: St Margarets 1/4 mile, Twickenham 1/2 mile
Tube: Richmond 1 mile
Bus: R68, R70, 33, H22, 490.
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Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Twickenham station


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