Historic Houses in Richmond

Richmond upon Thames has, and is surrounded by, a great selection of historic houses and stately homes.  Don't forget to take a look at our pages on Kew Gardens, Richmond Park and the River Thames. Many of these houses are registered for civil weddings, find out more on our Richmond weddings page.

Marble Hill House

marble hill house, richmondA stunning 18th Century Palladian Villa, Marble Hill House is set in 66 acres of riverside parkland.  Built for the remarkable Henrietta Howard, mistress of King George II when he was Prince of Wales.  Marble Hill Park is a great place for a picnic - and also has tennis courts.   Click here for more info.

Ham House

Ham House, a 17th Century Stuart mansion with lovely gardens, and reputedly one of the most haunted houses in England. Ham House is situated just by the River Thames and a 40 min walk from central Richmond. Click here for more info.

Orleans House

orleans house Orleans House is the major gallery in the Richmond upon Thames area, with over 40,000 visitors every year. Admission is free and exhibitions change regularly. Click here for more info.

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton CourtJust 5 miles from Richmond, we love Hampton Court Palace - it's a great day out for all the family, including kids of any age.  We particularly like the guided tours when the guides wear period costumes. Click here for more info.

Strawberry Hill House

Strawberry Hill House Strawberry Hill House, Horace Walpole's "little gothic castle" reopened after a £9 million restoration. Open to the general public and now with cafe and gift shop. Click here for more info.

Syon House

Syon House and Park The London home of the Duke of Northumberland, Syon House and Park is a  beautiful 16th Century house set in a 200 acre park landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th Century .Click here for more info.

Kew Palace

Kew Palace, Kew Gardens Kew Palace was built in 1631 and is the smallest of the royal palaces, used by the royal family between 1729 and 1818.  Open to visitors in the summer as an additional to the standard Kew Gardens entry fee.  There are some great exhibits inside, ranging from the chair that Queen Charlotte died in, to King George III's waistcoat. Click here for more info.



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