Hampton Court

Henry VIIIs magnificent palace set in delightful gardens

  • 500 years of Royal History
  • World leading gardens including a 400 year old maze
  • Home of The Hampton Court Flower Show
  • Fine art collection from the 16th, 17th & 18th centuries
  • Take a horse drawn carriage round the deer park, seasonal

Summary

With over 500 years of royal history, Hampton Court Palace has something to offer all visitors, from the magnificent State Apartments to the domestic reality of the Tudor Kitchens. Costumed guides and audio tours bring the palace to life and provide an insight into how life in the palace would have been in the time of Henry VIII and William III. The Palace also has a program of special events throughout the year.

Hampton Court Palace contains an important part of the largest private collection of art in the world, the Royal Collection, the property of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This collection, which covers 500 years, is complete and Hampton Court contains much of the most important material from the 16th, 17th and early 18th centuries.

The Maze at Hampton Court is probably the most famous hedge maze in the world. It was planted as part of the gardens laid out for William of Orange between 1689 and 1695 by George London and Henry Wise. Hampton Court Maze continues to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Details can be found at their website.