This rare and atmospheric Stuart house sits on the banks of the River Thames in Richmond. The house is internationally recognised for its superb collection of paintings, furniture and textiles, largely acquired 400 years ago. It is reputed to be one of the most haunted houses in Britain. Outside, the restored 17th-century garden includes a productive kitchen garden containing many heritage crops, the formal 'Wilderness', complete with summerhouses and many beautiful spots perfect for a picnic. Please note to protect fragile textiles, some rooms in the house have low lights levels.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking nearby
- Facilities: Braille guide, induction loop, lift, mobility vehicle, wheelchairs
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: House open Mar-Oct, 12-4; Nov-Feb selected rooms open by guided tour, 12-4. Garden, cafe & shop open all year 10-5 (dusk if earlier)
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About the area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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