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Eltham Palace and Gardens

#76 of 1,568 things to do in London
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Address: Eltham Palace Court Yard | Greenwich, London SE9 5QE, England
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+44 20 8294 2548
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Worth visiting for the contrast of styles

An historical building with origins in the Middle Ages, modernised in the XVI century and again in the XX century. Interesting for the clash between Elisabethan and Art deco which... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Darmstadt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An historical building with origins in the Middle Ages, modernised in the XVI century and again in the XX century. Interesting for the clash between Elisabethan and Art deco which works well. It has also been the set of quite a few films so also worth visiting for film buffs. Not too central but also not too far away from... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The original castle was built in the middle ages and what remains of that now is mainly the Great Hall. The place was acquired by the Courtaulds family and much of the place is a testament to the 1930's. There are audio and visual recorded devices to take around which give an insight into the building in its hey day... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being meaning to go for ages . Beautiful sunny day spectacular House old and new1930's melded seamless ly. Art deco foyer very impressive, amazing what money can do.!! Glorious Gardens springing into Life spectacular views over London. Make the effort to visit, you won't be disappointed. Catering good at a reasonable price s .

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A curious blend of medieval palace (with great all and moat) and art deco luxury home, with great views and lovely grounds.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit for half a day, or longer if you have a fine day to linger in the gardens. The Audio guides contain a wealth of information - you can just skim through the main items for each room or delve further in to the history of the house it's occupants and the designers. The best audio guides... More 

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Burton on Trent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled by train from London Bridge to Eltham (about 20 minutes on faster train) then 15 minute walk up hill to the house and garden. Impressive moated gardens, mediaeval baronial hall with attached high 1930s house built onto the side. See the lifestyle of the hyper wealthy Courtauld family of the period with interiors reminiscent of a Cunard liner... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No audio guides available. Not even busy. I am a member of English Heritage and their organisation often leaves a lot to be desired bur this was classic. Standing in rooms without any signage and it meant absolutely nothing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice place to visit with the family a good insight into what life was like living during the war. One thing that was annoying is the staff constantly approach you wile your viewing the building. I had already been given a audio tour device so I kept missing parts of it as the staff kept approaching us and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Under floor heating, central vacuum system, whole house music system, synchronised electric clocks...just some of the innovations in a beautifully restored medieval palace where Henry VIII grew up. Don't expect lots of Tudor .... we are very much Art Deco here. The Courtaulds didn't have to worry about money...and it shows in their choice of interior design. It's a cold... More 

Thank Cazz W
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house & the gardens were simply amazing. We visited during February half term where kids had the opportunity to get involved in some half term activities. The audio tour was very interesting and it was great to see my kids enjoying all these details about the house. It is amazing to know all the interesting events took place in... More 

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