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Eltham Palace and Gardens

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a good many years since I have visited Eltham, and was delighted to see that it has a new visitor centre and cafe, which has enabled more of the house to be opened up for displays, in particular an exhibition on Eltham during...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Ian C
EnglishHeritageTA, Social Media Champion. at Eltham Palace and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Ian, Thank you for this really great review of your visit to Eltham Palace and Gardens. It's interesting that you mention Hercule Poirot as the house has indeed been used twice as a location in the series starring David Suchet and also Miss Marple...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First and foremost we were pleased to discover an English Heritage (and / or National Trust) place that was open at this time of year, so decided to make the journey south of the river from our home in Hertfordshire to the Royal Borough of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Richard B
EnglishHeritageTA, Social Media Champion at Eltham Palace and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Richard, thank you for taking the time to send your review of Eltham Palace and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed yourself so much. Just to add that we have a lift to access the 1st floor and we have wheelchairs available for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free as part of English heritage member. Saved a fortune. Free parking Small gift shop and coffee shop very nice. Kids play area. The house was very interesting. Nice ground probably better in the summer not a cold damp December day.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank peter36
EnglishHeritageTA, Social Media Champion at Eltham Palace and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Peter, thank you for your review of Eltham Palace. The gardens will be particularly spectacular this spring as we are having a tulip festival which should be at it's peak towards the end of April so we hope to see you then. Happy new...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enchanted Eltham was beautiful tonight, me, my wife and children thoroughly enjoyed walking round the gardens looking at all the lights and listening to the music and my children had fun playing on the balls. After my wife recently losing her mum this was a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ianbosh
EnglishHeritageTA, Social Media Champion at Eltham Palace and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Ianbosh, We are pleased to hear that you thought that the lights were beautiful and the children enjoyed themselves so much. We are sorry to hear that you were spoken to inappropriately so we would ask you to send details to our email address...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great evening for the whole family. We took two senior citizens and three children aged 14, 11 and 8. Initially the children were not impressed saying it's only a garden, however, they entered into the spirit and enjoyed the variety of gardens and following a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank thenewonecatkins
EnglishHeritageTA, Social Media Champion. at Eltham Palace and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that all your family enjoyed Enchanted Eltham and the weather was kind to you. We have three more events this week from Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd December so if you are coming along, remember to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here a few weeks ago with my friend who’d been before and enjoyed it and I’d always wanted to visit. We had a great time and it was really enjoyable. There is a lot of interesting history to learn about and the grounds...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank natters14
EnglishHeritageTA, Social Media Champion at Eltham Palace and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and it's great to hear that you had such an enjoyable visit. Eltham Palace is just a short walk from either Eltham or Mottingham stations with regular trains from Charing Cross, Waterloo East, London Bridge and Cannon Street.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was really looking forward to this 'enchanted' event, very local to me and saw it on the local news so I thought it must be good. Most staff really friendly on arrival, despite it tipping down with rain. Had 2 year old in a pram...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jo B
EnglishHeritageTA, Social Media Champion at Eltham Palace and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jo, We are sorry that the event did not meet you expectations and the weather was unkind to you. There was in fact over 23,000 lights and the feedback has been mainly very positive. The maze was specifically designed for children and they would...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My teenage daughter and I wanted get into the Christmas mood and visit somewhere with illuminated gardens, so we booked to visit Enchanted Eltham last week. Having been to one of these attractions before in York, I was looking forward to walking through some impressive...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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EnglishHeritageTA, Social Media Champion at Eltham Palace and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. The painted pilates balls were part of an art installation by Aowen Jin, a Chinese-born British artist and social commentator who is becoming quite a celebrity. We are aiming for a five star event next year so we hope to...More

Reviewed December 13, 2018

Why, why, why, the same piece of music over and over and over. How many times can you play the same piece of music between 4pm and 9pm 4 nights a week. Too many! What is wrong with your technology department that they are unable...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sarahelensimmons
Reviewed December 12, 2018

I throughly enjoyed our time at the gardens on Sunday evening. The walk just over a mile was lovely and very pretty and Christmassy. As you are given a time the walk is never over crowded which makes it even more enjoyable. We sampled the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank robert1gray
EnglishHeritageTA, Social Media Champion at Eltham Palace and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2018

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our Enchanted Eltham event. Please remember that the house and gardens will be open 10am to 4pm from 27th December to 1st January if you are stuck for something to do during the Christmas period.

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Ballyblack
January 6, 2019|
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Response from EnglishHeritageTA | Property representative |
About 25% of English Heritage members are also members of the National Trust and they complement each other very well. The National Trust look after a number of high profile country houses and swathes of the English... More
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I am sorry, but I don't know that.
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hazelhLondon
May 12, 2017|
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Response from Trevor H | Reviewed this property |
Unlikely as it is a cafe for the Palace not a restaurant
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