Strawberry Hill, Waldegrave Road
Strawberry Hill, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, London TW1 4SX View on map
Georgian house and a fine example of Georgian Gothic Revival architecture and interior decoration. It was built in 1698 as a modest house, later transformed into a ‘little Gothic Castle’ by Horace Walpole the son of England's first prime minister. Between 1747 and 1792 Walpole doubled its size, creating extraordinary rooms and adding towers and battlements. The house was a tourist site in its own day and has survived into the present. It’s rural surroundings are now gone but its charm undiminished. Following an £8.9 million restoration it is now open to the public as a 'fairy tale' experience.
House (Last admission 4pm): 1 March - 1 November, Saturday 12pm - 5.30pm, Sunday 12 - 5.30pm, Monday - Wednesday 1.40pm - 5.30pm. 3 December - 11 December, Saturday 12pm - 5.30pm, Sunday 12pm - 5.30pm, Monday - Wednesday closed. Garden: 4 January - 16 December, everyday 10am - 5.30pm.
- Open on Heritage Open Day
- Adult: £12.00
- Child: Free (under 16s)
- Other Charges: £6.00 (Concessions)
268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham (A309). Rail: Strawberry Hill (¼ mile), Twickenham (1 mile), Richmond (3 miles). Bus: No 33 Fulwell - Hammersmith, (Strawberry Vale), R68 Hampton Court - Kew Retail Park (Michelham Gardens).
Coach parking available and 2 spaces for blue badge holders.
- Wheelchair access: Partial
- Disabled Toilets: Yes
- Assistance dogs: Yes