Ham House

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Ham House: Unique 17th-century house with sumptuous interiors, original collections and partially restored formal gardens. Fine Stuart mansion on the banks of the River Thames. Lavish 17th-century interiors with important indigenous collections of textiles, furniture and paintings. Formal gardens with famous lavender parterres, known as the Cherry Garden, and maze-like wilderness. Fascinating association with Civil War politics and Restoration court intrigue. Reputedly one of the most haunted houses in Britain. 17th-century-style traditional kitchen garden supplying cafe on site

TypeOverall vote
Garden:5.2/10
Stately home:5.8/10
Popularity rank: #1255
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London, South East England, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
Variants:
Ham House And Garden

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Legend

Elizabeth, Duchess of Lauderdale, a renowned political schemer during the 1670s is said to linger in Ham’s lavish rooms and passageways accompanied by her dog – a King Charles Spaniel. Perhaps she simply can’t bear to leave the Carolean masterpiece that she created, or is she paying for her misdemeanours?

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Car

On South bank of the Thames, West of A307, between Richmond and Kingston; Ham gate exit of Richmond Park, readily accessible from M3, M4 and M25

Ferry

Seasonal foot/bike ferry across River Thames from Twickenham towpath (by Marble Hill House) to Ham HouseKingston 2ml

Underground train

Richmond 1.5 miles by footpath, 2 miles by road

Foot

Thames Path passes main entrance. 1 miles from Richmond, 3 miles from Kingston

Admission

Opening times (14 March - 1 November):
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
12:00 - 16:0012:00 - 16:0012:00 - 16:00--12:00 - 16:0012:00 - 16:00

Prices:
AdultChildFamily
£9.00£5.00£23.00

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Contact

Address: Ham House and Garden, Ham Street, Ham, Richmond-upon-Thames, London, TW10 7RS, UK
Phone: +44 20 8940 1950
Email: hamhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk
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