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  With its 500 years of royal history Hampton Court Palace has something to offer everyone. Set in sixty acres of world famous gardens the Palace is a living tapestry of history from Henry VIII to George II. From the elegance of the recently restored eighteenth century Privy Garden to the domestic reality of the Tudor Kitchens visitors are taken back through the centuries to experience the Palace as it was when royalty was in residence.

Costumed guides and audio tours provide inside information on the life in the royal households and free family trails encourage a closer look at the Palace, with the chance of a prize at the end. In the summer months horse-drawn carriages offer a sedate trip around the stunning gardens.

General Opening Hours:
Opening times change seasonally, the Palace website has more details.


Getting There:
Car The Palace is on the A308 close to the A3, M3 and several exits of the M25
Bus 111, 411, 216, R68, 501, 440, 513, 726, 267 (Sundays only)
Green Line Coach 415 & 718
Train 32 minutes from Waterloo to Hampton Court Station via Clapham Junction
Underground District Line to Wimbledon then by train, or District Line to Richmond and R68 from station
River Launch From Westminster, Richmond or Kingston


Admission
All major credit cards are accepted on the 24hr ticketmaster booking line, 0870 060 1778 (international +44 161 385 3500), online here or here.

Helpful Hints:
Wear comfortable shoes as the cobbles can be very hard on the feet! Drop in to the Information Centre when you arrive, staff there will help you plan your day. During the Summer months come and meet the people behind today's Hampton Court; gardeners, housekeepers, flower arrangers and the vine keeper all regularly give informal presentations on their work.

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