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Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace, Gardens & Maze Admission
Hampton Court Palace
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Set in the regal Richmond upon Thames, Hampton Court Palace has been a firm favourite with families for years. The Palace was the former home of King Henry VIII and a visit here will be sure to make you feel like a royal, with affluent apartments to peer into, a traditional Tudor Great Hall complete with exquisite tapestries, and an eerie Haunted Gallery to walk along - if you dare. In the largest Tudor Kitchens in England, you can experience what life was like for Henry VIII’s 200 cooks serving over 800 meals a day for the huge Hampton Court household!
Some of the best fun lies outside of the Palace walls, though, in Hampton Court Palace’s gardens. Between the 750 acres of gorgeous parkland and 60 acres of formal gardens, you’ll find the world’s oldest maze (which has been baffling visitors for 300 years!), tantalising Great Vine grapes and no end of wildlife to explore, including some descendants of the King’s beloved deer herd. For little adventurers, the Hampton Court Palace Magic Garden is a dream come true. This unique children’s playground invites imaginations to run wild with regal towers to defend, battlegrounds to lay siege on, mythical beasts to discover and even an enchanted secret grotto. Love an epic children's playground? Why not check out Kew Gardens too!
Hampton Court Palace is cared for by the Historic Royal Palaces and is still owned by Her Majesty The Queen. It was built in 1515 by Cardinal Wolsey, a favourite of King Henry VIII, who ended up bringing all six of his wives to the Palace. Hampton Court first opened to the public in the 19th century and has attracted hundreds of visitors every year since.
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Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after some of the most extraordinary buildings and palaces, including the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace, the Banqueting House in Whitehall and Hillsborough Castle and Gardens in Northern Ireland. Delve into the deep history of all the palaces and discover the stories of how monarchs and others have shaped society in some of the greatest palaces ever built.
Kids and adults alike can experience history where it happened at these six palaces, which have seen over 1,000 years of history. Whether you are visiting in person or virtually, there is so much to see and do. Discover a series of events for families, including garden trails, family trails, Yeoman Warder tours and spectacular exhibitions. A trip to one of these palaces will leave everyone impressed!
Historic Royal Palaces is self-funded and depend on the support of their visitors, members, donors, sponsors and volunteers. They exist to ensure the future of the palaces and their aim is not only to protect both the palaces and the life in them but also to help visitors experience the history firsthand.