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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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Enchanting Castle

Lovely day out. Bit different from your average National Trust property. Brilliant staff and volunteers. Definitely worth a visit!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Justin C
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely day out. Bit different from your average National Trust property. Brilliant staff and volunteers. Definitely worth a visit!

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One mans dream a long time ago ,still there for us to see today, quite magical to find this place so out of the way.beautiful rooms ,costumes for the youngsters to dress up in .a tea room and extensive grounds, and if you are lucky you may see a wedding .well worth a visit ,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent House with some amazing history to it. Good guide with guidebooks and a very enjoyable experience. Huge gardens. This is out of town and can be reached by bus or a short walk from Strawberry Hill railway station. as someone else has said there is good food and drinks at the Pope Alexander Pub, which has a huge glass... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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 5 January 2017

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

Thank Sally M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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 18 December 2016

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 

Thank cordyroy
United Kingdom
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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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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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