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29th Feb – Visit to Strawberry Hill House

We have organised a guided tour of Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham next February. The house is an impressive example of Gothic Revival architecture. It dates back to 1747 when Horace Walpole (writer, historian and politician) bought one of the last sites along the river in Twickenham. He converted a couple of existing cottages into the Gothic ‘castle’ that it is today, becoming a tourist attraction in Walpole’s lifetime.

The café is open from 10am and you are free to wander round the gardens.

At 11am our private tour will give us a general guide to the house, its contents and its history.

Date: 11am Thursday, 29 February Strawberry Hill House, 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST

Meeting Time/Place: 9.45am: Meet at Kingston train station in the booking hall. We’ll catch the 9.58am train towards Richmond, get off at Strawberry Hill station and walk to Strawberry Hill House (5-10 minutes). If you prefer to drive, there is a car park with five Blue Badge parking spaces. 10.30am: Strawberry Hill Please let us know whether you intend to meet us at Kingston station or make your own way to the venue.

Cost: £17 per person, provided we have a group of at least 15 people. Coffee or tea will be extra. If you wish to join us, please fill in the form in the centre of this newsletter If you are coming on this visit, please keep this page for reference. Pamela Crisp pamelacrisp50@hotmail.com, 07846 722278