Strawberry Hill House
Horace Walpole was a writer, collector, politician and the son of Britain's first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. At Strawberry Hill, situated just off the River Thames in Twickenham, he created his own 'little gothic castle', which became famous in its own day, attracting many 18th Century tourists.
Strawberry Hill was saved from ruin and re-opened to the public following a £9 million restoration in 2010. Expert craftsmen and artisans have recreated Horace's 18th Century interiors using historic methods and traditions. Strawberry Hill can now be enjoyed by a modern audience and they will learn of it's history, design, residents and restoration. Strawberry Hill has also retained four acres of its naturalistic garden. Like the house, these have also been restored with key features returned to the landscape including an 18th Century Shrubbery and Serpentine Walk.
Strawberry Hill House & Garden has an onsite cafe, serving delicious lunches and cake which can be enjoyed whilst looking onto the peaceful garden.
Up to 29 September 2018
Sunday 11.00-17.00 (last admission 16.00)
Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday 12.00-16.30 (last admission 15.30)
11.00-16.00 on days house is open
Garden 10.00-17.00, 7 days a week
Phone number: 0208 744 1241