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York House Gardens

which are located behind York House. 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.

Sion Road, Twickenham TW1 3DD

Open Mon - Sat by 7.30 am, Sun and Bank Hols

by 9am. Close at dusk. Free.

Kilmorey Mausoleum

is a Grade II listed building with exotic origins

and 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

Tel: 07860 878462

Web: www.environmenttrust.co.uk

Open only on Open House weekends and on

special one day events.

Contact the Environment Trust to find out opening

dates and times.

Information correct at the time of going to print.

Check websites for details.

Alexander Pope's Grotto

is the last remaining part of his villa, which he built in 1720

on the banks of the Thames at Twickenham. Demolished

in 1808, the villa was replaced and the property became

the subject of much redevelopment over the following 200

years. The grotto is now owned by Radnor House School.

Radnor House School, Pope's Villa, Cross Deep,

Twickenham, TW1 4QG

Tel: 020 8891 6264

Web: www.popesgrotto.org.uk

Visits by special arrangement only or during Twickenham

Festival Week in June each year. Visits for accredited

groups (up to 25) can be arranged at other times. A

donation of £4.00 per head/minimum £40 per group.

requested for The Twickenham Museum. Individual visits

only in exceptional circumstances for accredited scholars

and specialist historians. A donation of £10.00 per head

requested. Enquiries can be made by emaill.

Turner's House

William Turner once declared that if he had his life again

that he would have been an architect. Recently restored,

visitors can explore the retreat designed and built by

England's great landscape painter. Turner's House is open

Wed-Sun, please see website for how to book tickets.

Sandycombe Lodge, 40 Sandycoombe Road,

Twickenham TW1 2LR

Tel: 020 8892 5485

Web: www.turnershouse.org

hidden gems

Turner's House

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