Hampton Court Palace and Gardens
Hampton Court Palace dated all the way back to 1494 but was modernised and converted to a palace by Giles Daubeney. The palace has been home to many historical figures in its time, including King Henry VIII and James I, but was opened to the public with no admission charge by Queen Victoria in 1838.
Now the palace and its gardens can be shared with all, including herds of deer who have made the grounds their home. The garden is known for its spectacular summer displays when the flowers and plants are in their prime, but it remains beautiful in the autumn months with its rich red, brown and orange tint. There is also a Magic Garden and a Maze, which is one of England’s largest and oldest surviving hedge maze’s, planted by George London between the years 1689-1695, covering a total of 800 meters.
Since the garden has vegetable patches, you can buy fresh produce at the kitchen garden. They also provide activities and tours for visitors such as walks, nature talks and much more.
Entrance is ticketed.