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

A little out of the way but well worth the visit, as the best attraction in the area. Amazingly restored Gothic residence. Good tour along with guide book. Many interesting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Auckland
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A little out of the way but well worth the visit, as the best attraction in the area. Amazingly restored Gothic residence. Good tour along with guide book. Many interesting features inside and out. Very friendly and informative staff. Gardens were also a feature. On site shop and cafe were good but also Alexander Pope pub around the corner on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet and calm to enjoy the gardens and house, great when the suns out. Friendly and flexible around afternoon tea. Didn't realise it started at 3pm but they served us at 2.30 v nice of them

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Thank Sally M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Regardless if you are a local or a tourist looking for something to do but off the beaten path, it was a fantastic experience. Had an invite to go and took the chance with a "why not attitude." If you enjoy history and random facts this place is for you! Learning about the house was great, the people that lived... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It may be out of town but Strawberry Hill House is a true hidden gem. Fascinating history to Walpole's Gothic Castle. He even wrote a guide to the house for his many visitors! During his lifetime guided tours were offered if you wrote and asked. However if he did not like your looks when you arrived at the door, he... More 

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Thank cordyroy
United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

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 4 December 2016 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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Granada, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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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Henley-in-Arden, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

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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London, England, United Kingdom
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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 

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