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.
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