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Hampton Court Palace

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Hampton Court Palace

In London and loving it. The tube is so easy and sometimes we just walk and walk! Everyone on this board has been so helpful so I would like to ask one more question. We were planning a day trip to Cambridge but have seen a lot of info on Hampton Court Palace as a day trip and sine I have always loved Tudor history am considering that instead. Is it worth giving up Cambridge for?

One of the reasons I wanted a day trip ,by train, was to see a bit of the English countryside and didn't know if I would get this on a short train ride to Hampton Court.

Have to add that London has replaced Prague as my favorite European city!

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Glad you're enjoying it so much!

Personally I'd give up Cambridge for Hampton Court, especially in cold weather (Hampton Court has lovely gardens but also plenty indoors). It depends on why you wanted to see Cambridge in the first place I guess. You'll wouldn't get a huge amount of countryside on the trip to HC though.

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The train to HC runs mostly through suburban housing so you wouldn't see any countryside. Mind the journey to Cambridge isn't particularly scenic either, although you will see a lot of farm land.

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The train to HCP doesn't run through any countryside, as HCP is just inside the Greater London boundary. It's all not very interesting suburbia The train to Cambridge runs through quite a lot of countryside, as that is quite a way outside of London.

As for which to choose, I can't help you I'm afraid. They're both great, so it's up to you.

Have you looked at the HCP website - http://www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace/ - to see what's on offer?

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Hello! If you want to see a bit of countryside, why not just go for a train ride out and back? For example there are frequent trains to Brighton going through lovely scenery once you get out of London, journey time about 50 mins, so you could go there and back in a morning.

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Another alternative is to extend your train trip to Ely, where you will see something of Fenalnd. Not the usual sort of scenery, but lots of people enjoy the low lying flat land and huge open skies. Walk up to Ely cathedral for good views over the countryside and enjoy the riverside, then return to Cambridge.

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