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Kings and Queens of Richmond
900 years of royal associations with Richmond upon Thames.
Royal Richmond Timeline
Windsor Castle
The oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. Founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it has since been the home of 39 monarchs. The Queen spent most of her private weekends at the Castle, Her Majesty's final resting place.
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Hampton Court Palace
One of the palace's best known residents, King Henry VIII, completed the Hampton Court Palace in 1540, and it soon became one of the most magnificent in England. Today, the palace is one of the most visited for its beautifully kept gardens, maze and history.
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Ham House
Built in the 17th Century, Ham House is one of the most outstanding Stuart houses from that period. Boasting original interiors and restored formal gardens featuring a 17th Century Orangery, Tea Terrace and the much photographed Cherry Garden.
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Marble Hill House
Once home to Henrietta Howard, mistress of King George II, this is the last complete survivor of the elegant villas which bordered the River Thames in the 18th century. Set in 66 acres of riverside parkland it houses a fine collection of early Georgian paintings.
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Turner’s House
J.M.W. Turner famously painted the view from Richmond Hill and The Petersham. Learn more about the man, his paintings and his life by visiting his former home in Twickenham.
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Chiswick House & Gardens
Discover Lord Burlington's 18th century villa and walk the 65 acres of gardens, enjoying classical vistas, ponds, fountains and the rare camellia collection.
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Syon Park
Sixteenth century Syon House holds a wealth of art within its grand classical interiors, walk the Gardens and Arboretum through to parkland and the unique tidal water meadows.
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