"Hampton Court" Hampton Court, Palace & Gardens Tip by novsco61

Hampton Court, Palace & Gardens, London: 71 reviews and 127 photos


Hampton Court Palace is one of the Royal Historic Palaces - the greatest palace in Britain. For almost 200 years, Hampton Court Palace was at the centre of court life, politics and national history. Although often identified with Henry VIII, its history was influenced just as much by William III and Queen Mary II in the late 17th century. The Palace is surrounded with beautiful Gardens and
The Maze, planted in 1702, is the only remaining part of William III's Wilderness .
Its winding paths amount to nearly half a mile (0.8km) and cover an area of a third of an acre (about 1,350 square metres). One of Jerome K Jerome's Three Men in a Boat declared the Maze 'very simple...it's absurd to call it a maze', only to become completely lost. Inside he met other visitors 'who had given up all hope of ever seeing their home and friends again'! It was very funny finding the exit when you come to the center. Even though I made a picture of the Maze , we hardly found the exit.

Address: East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU
Directions: Hampton Court.You must take the train from Waterloo station.
Phone: +44 844 482 7777
Website: http://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/#gs.6MUDlWs

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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