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Address: 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8744 1241
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Mon - Wed 13:40 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Visiting Strawberry Hill is a truly theatrical experience. On approach to...

Visiting Strawberry Hill is a truly theatrical experience. On approach to the building it is immediately apparent from the whitewashed walls and crenelations that this is no ordinary stately home. Once inside the visitor will find the rooms magically lit by a unique collection of renaissance glass with a gloomy castle-like hall and grey gothic staircase leading dramatically to the magnificence of the gallery and state apartment. Between 2007 and 2015 the structure of the building was saved from ruin and the eccentric interiors have been fully restored to their late 18th century style. The restoration project has won major awards from the European Union, the Georgian Group, RICS and RHS, and is shortlisted as 2015's Best Tourism Project at the British Guild of Travel Writer's Awards. As well as guided tours and self-guided visits, we also offer events and family activities as well as an excellent cafe and shop.

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Gothic play

Horace Walpole's mock-gothic house is made even better than it is by i) the enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides who are on each floor; and ii) the free booklet, which consists... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Douglas T
United Kingdom

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Horace Walpole's mock-gothic house is made even better than it is by i) the enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides who are on each floor; and ii) the free booklet, which consists of Walpole's own guide for his visitors, supplemented by boxed comments and explanations. There is a small museum and shop and a very pleasant cafe, again with very good staff.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Last night, my partner and I went to Strawberry hill house , to listen to some christmas ghost stories performed by the very excellent "don't go in the cellar" theatrical group , it was one gentleman who relayed three , very chilling stories , all set in the Victorian era and all about souls beyond taking the living in our... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful building in a part of London which is now quite busy so the peace and tranquility from it's gardens/grounds is rather nice. The building is very historical and there is a decent cafe too, the whole place is slightly incongruous as it's now part of a university campus which means there are a lot of students... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A delightful Walpolean indulgence well worth a visit if you are in the area - I suppose the closest I could compare it to would be the Brighton Pavilion but it is still very unique. Well done to the trust in restoring this to its former glories.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely Gothic style building built by Horace Walpole. Some wonderful design features and beautifully decorated - especially the Gallery. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A gothic castle inside, a white folly outside. Built in the 1750s and designed by Horace Walpole, the younger son of the U.K. First Prime Minister. What surprises behind every door, from light to dark and then glorious gold leaf and hand painted wall paper. Spectacular and made very interesting by the knowledgeable guides, plus a useful guide book given... More 

Thank Susan G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a fascinating neo-Gothic house painted in an bright white. The house has all its original permanent fixtures, such as fireplaces, although there is little in the way of original furniture and some of the rooms look a little bare. The state rooms are spectacular, particularly the red painted Gallery with its incredible roof mouldings in white with gold... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Just get a bus from Richmond Bus Station, takes you right to it. Very helpful, well informed and enthusiastic volunteer in every room. They can tell you very interesting stories about anything you care to ask. Lovely garden and cafe too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

When I took a dutch day course in Art History Strawberry Hill House was used as an example of neo-gothicism and I recognised the name because I once lived near Twickenham. So after checking online I decided to book and visit during my holiday in October, and the only thing I thought afterwards is why I didn't visit this amazing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

It took a little while to get there by tube and bus but it was well worth it. The guides are really informative and the house is brilliant - really over the top. They're happy for you to take photographs and there is plenty to photograph there.

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