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Strawberry Hill House

268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST, England
+44 20 8744 1241
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an amazing survival

A very good example of the efforts that are made to preserve essential heritage. This... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
decline421
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fascinating house

So this house was built by Horace Walpole who was the 3rd son of Britain's first Prime Minister. I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve E
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Scorton, United Kingdom
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Visiting Strawberry Hill is a truly theatrical experience. On approach to the building it is immediately apparent from the whitewashed walls and crenelations that this is no ordinary stately home. Once inside the visitor will find the rooms magically lit by a unique collection of renaissance glass with a gloomy castle-like hall and grey gothic staircase leading dramatically to the magnificence of the gallery and state apartment. Between 2007 and 2015 the structure of the building was saved from ruin and the eccentric interiors have been fully restored to their late 18th century style. The restoration project has won major awards from the European Union, the Georgian Group, RICS and RHS, and is shortlisted as 2015's Best Tourism Project at the British Guild of Travel Writer's Awards. As well as guided tours and self-guided visits, we also offer events and family activities as well as an excellent cafe and shop.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST, England
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+44 20 8744 1241

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good example of the efforts that are made to preserve essential heritage. This quintessential Gothic Revival pile can't have been easy to rescue from the ravages of progress, time and indifference (from some quarters). What we have is a marvellous time piece and...More

Thank decline421
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So this house was built by Horace Walpole who was the 3rd son of Britain's first Prime Minister. I visited with family, all adults. Probably not a very child-friendly place to visit. We did notice that the entrance is not very well sign-posted. There are...More

Thank Steve E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really cool place to visit. The garden is beautiful and the house has been lovingly restored so you get a good sense of what it was like despite most of Mr Walpole's possessions having been sold off. The decor is really striking...More

Thank something_similar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family spent a very enjoyable Sunday here. The house itself is beguiling and it was a pleasure wandering through the house which gets more interesting and beautiful, room by room. So refreshing to visit an 18th Century property that isn't just another neo classic...More

1  Thank flombard
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Strawberry Hill is a lovely area and Horace Walpole's "little Gothic castle" Strawberry Hill House is gorgeous. There is an element of the theatrical, particularly when coming from a darkish hallway into the Gallery with its beautiful ceiling, hence the Versailles reference. The guides in...More

1  Thank bashal68
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I visited Strawberry Hill House on a rare afternoon off last week and could not have been happier. The gardens were exceptional- a real hidden gem just outside of London- and the cafe staff were bubbly and efficient despite the busy time of day, not...More

1  Thank GeorgieHC
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Probably the most interesing historic house I've visited. Every room is different. History of the house is well explained. Run by a trust, who have faithfully restored the property, and are still working on it; staff are all volunteers, and are excellent. You get a...More

1  Thank CambridgeGerry
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I had been looking forward to visiting this building for a number of years and, yesterday on my birthday my partner treated me to a trip here. There is no doubt the architecture itself is superb and the philosophy of not over restoring the house...More

Thank Lynette F
Nick D, Director at Strawberry Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you for your visit, and review. I apologise for this unfortunate matter. One of the things people like about our house is that you can get up close to the architecture and fabric. There are examples of fabric for people to touch, as it...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

My family and I often visit Strawberryhill house. The Gothic architecture is breathtaking, inside and out. The staff are so polite and always willing to go that extra mile. We love using their gardens...Well looked after and filled with creativity and adventure for our children...More

Thank Charlene D
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Travelled a long distance from North Wales to view this masterpiece of Gothic architecture only to be told that Stephen Fry was filming and the house was closed. The very kind ladies in the cafe were very sympathetic and asked us to wait as they...More

Thank Louise M
Nick D, Director at Strawberry Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Thank you for your kind review. I am so pleased we were able to show you this extraordinary house. Thank you to our 'Heavenly Dish' cafe colleagues...and Georgie was clearly a star, and it is the culture of the place to help and welcome as...More

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rosedavies06
what time of year is house open and prices
29 January 2017|
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Response from HibiscusCoast | Reviewed this property |
Hi Rose, Sorry for the delay in getting back but I have only just read your question. Open House London is held on a Saturday and Sunday in September. It was held on 17-18 September 2016 but I am not sure if the date for... More
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Susan J
what are the opening times on sunday 3rd of may 2015
29 April 2015|
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Response from Nick D | Property representative |
Hi Susan J, On Sunday 3 May 2015 the gardens and cafe open at 10am, and first admission to the house is at 12 noon. Last admission to the house is at 4pm, and the house closes at 5.30pm. The grounds and car park are... More
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Susan J
opening times sunday 3rd may 2015
29 April 2015|
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Response from Nick D | Property representative |
Hi Susan J, On Sunday 3 May 2015 the gardens and cafe open at 10am, and first admission to the house is at 12 noon. Last admission to the house is at 4pm, and the house closes at 5.30pm. The grounds and car park are... More
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