Visit: Strawberry Hill

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Monday 11 October 2010

Strawberry Hill is Britain's finest example of Georgian Gothic Revival architecture and interior decoration. It began life in 1698 as a modest house, built by the coachmen of the Earl of Bradford. It was transformed into 'a little Gothic castle' by Horace Walpole, man of letters and son of England's first Prime Minister. Between 1747 and 1792 Walpole doubled its size, creating Gothic rooms and adding towers and battlements in fulfillment of his dream. Further additions were made by the Countess Waldegrave in the 19th Century. After falling in to a somewhat dilapidated state, the house has now been extensively restored with the help of a large lottery grant and will re-open this summer. This visit will be one of the first private tours after the re-opening.

Venue information

Strawberry Hill

Twickenham

Entry details

£30. Apply to Angus Johnson, 01582 832140

Coach departs St Albans 9am and Hertford 9:30am

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