York House Gardens
York House Gardens are located behind York House
and can be accessed via Twickenham Riverside
(Champions Wharf), Sion Road or York Street. The
biggest remodelling of the gardens came with the
arrival in 1906 of Sir Ratan Tata. He created the
sunken garden immediately behind the House and
erected the walls surrounding it. He completely
remodelled the Riverside Garden, when, in 1910, he
purchased the magnificent group of marble figures.
The Sea Nymphs (known as Naked Ladies), which
we can see today. The Gardens is also home to
tennis courts, Japanese Garden, Rose Garden,
Ponds and a magnificent tree collection.
Sion Road, Twickenham TW1 3DD
Open Mon-Sat by 7.30 am, Sun and Bank Hols by
9am. Close at dusk. Free.
Grade II* listed Kilmorey Mausoleum is unusually
elaborate, and has a colourful history. It was built
in the early 1850s by the Earl of Kilmorey for his
mistress, Priscilla Hoste. The mausoleum was
designed in Egyptian style by the architect HE
Kendall and first erected in Brompton Cemetery
before coming to Twickenham.
St Margarets Road, Twickenham TW1 1PN
Tel: 07860 878 462
Information correct at the time of going to print. Check websites for details.
The Long Gallery,
Strawberry Hill House
Richmond upon Thames has a wealth
of hidden gems. These include:
Strawberry Hill House and
Strawberry Hill House & Garden has been open
to visitors for over 250 years. Created by Horace
Walpole in the 18th century, Strawberry Hill is
internationally famous as Britain's finest example of
Georgian Gothic revival architecture.
Whether you want to visit under your own steam or
as part of guided tour please visit our website or get
in touch with our team.
Tel: 020 8744 1241
Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare
Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare on the Riverside
at Hampton was built by the great 18th century
actor-manager David Garrick in 1756 to celebrate
the genius of William Shakespeare.
Hampton Court Road, Hampton TW12 2EN
Tel: 020 8831 6000
Open to the public on Sundays 2 - 5pm, April to Oct
Educational and special interest visits can be
arranged at other times. See website for events
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