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Last year we lived very close to Hampton Court Palace and every time we visited we discovered something totally new. The palace and its grounds are so vast and there are so many activities available that it suits everybody in the family. It is a wonderful place to visit any time of the year. At Christmas time the ice skating is so romanically special and in the summer the gardens are exquisitely blooming. The famous maze, which even Paddington Bear got lost in, is such great fun and the annual Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is a wonderful day out for the inspiring gardener in you.

Situated in the London Borough of Richmond on Thames, the royal castle has been inhabitated by royals since the 18th century. Originally built by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey in 1514 but obtained from him by Henvery VIII Hampton Court Palace is England’s largest and grandest Tudor structure. The architecture is stunning as is the palace’s interior.

Themed tours are available where you can wear traditional costume but if you’re in a rush the highlights are Henry VIII’s State Apartments, the Tudor Kitchens, the Wolsey Closet and the Chocolate Kitchens. The Kitchen Garden is also a must in the springtime.

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For further information on visiting Hampton Court Palace and to see what’s on visit the official website here.

Vanessa x


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