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Strawberry Hill House

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Great day, and Very interesting

A must Visit, Guides Very knowledgeable . Gift Shop and Café on site and Good Value, Allow @ least... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Culture816970
Nice place for a picnic

Went for a picnic in the grounds and a look around. You can buy lunch there or bring your own... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
johnbartley75
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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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...more
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268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST, England
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Reviewed yesterday

A must Visit, Guides Very knowledgeable . Gift Shop and Café on site and Good Value, Allow @ least 3 Hours to see Every thing,

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Culture816970
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for a picnic in the grounds and a look around. You can buy lunch there or bring your own. Beautifully restored building with exquisite decoration. Visited at Halloween with the kids for a spooky tour which was a lot of fun too.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank johnbartley75
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a marvellous guided tour of the house. The exhibition of “Lost Treasures” has been beautifully curated and the guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Lots to see and then there’s a splendid cafe with good lunches and teas. We found all the staff to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Treasures of Walpole exhibition enhances this architectural gem. World class renovations of entrancing house and gardens giving its' name to uniquely British style. Make time to enjoy cafe offering light, delicious lunches and perfect teas. A treat on all accounts.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank catherineee278
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was completely blown away by the house and amazing contents. Congratulations to the curators who organised a brilliant exhibition of many of the original house contents. Absolutely LOVED it.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Treasa-from-Thornton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Strawberry Hill House has been painstakingly restored to its former glory as the bauble of a rich man with sure if idiosyncratic taste. It is usually cited as the first example of the neo-Gothic style in Great Britain. I believe this should be amended to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank cordobese
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Largely designed by English eccentric Horace Walpole and his group of friends, the house was Walpole's summer villa and, to use a modern-day colloquialism, his 'baby'. Created between 1749 and 1790, it predated the Gothic Revival of the early 19th century. He filled it with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank TheMissElaineous
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every once and a while an exhibition transports the visitor into a world that would otherwise be practically impossible to replicate; in this case the colourful, eccentric world of Horace Walpole. As glowing newspaper reviews amply testify this stupendous display is not to be missed....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Questers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a curators tour of the house with Sylvie who had researched the current brilliant exhibition which borrows many items originally part of the Walpole collection. Her knowledge and enthusiasm and intelligent commentary was inspirational and unified the visit to this first neo gothic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank tiktok
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This fascinating house has never looked better as it is currently brim full of some of the stunning paintings and objects that Horace Walpole collected during his lifetime. It's definitely a once in a lifetime chance to see some magnificent works of art before they...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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katiebovey
22 July 2018|
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Response from Debi v | Reviewed this property |
I did see dogs but only outside in the garden area
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rosedavies06
29 January 2017|
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Response from HibiscusCoast | Reviewed this property |
Hi Rose, Sorry for the delay in getting back but I have only just read your question. Open House London is held on a Saturday and Sunday in September. It was held on 17-18 September 2016 but I am not sure if the date for... More
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Susan J
28 April 2015|
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Response from Nick D | Property representative |
Hi Susan J, On Sunday 3 May 2015 the gardens and cafe open at 10am, and first admission to the house is at 12 noon. Last admission to the house is at 4pm, and the house closes at 5.30pm. The grounds and car park are... More
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