Hampton Court Palace - A Major UK Tourist Destination
From its humble beginnings as a large barn, Hampton Court Palace is a major UK tourist destination.
The palace has been the location of important events in British history and the residence of many British monarchs. These include Henry VIII, James I, William III and Queen Mary II.
In 1838 Queen Victoria opened the gardens and state apartments of Hampton Court to the public and in 1944, General Eisenhower planned the Normandy landings from the Bushy Gardens.
Things To See
The palace at Hampton Court has lots of attractions. Try out Henry VIII's Great Medieval Hall and Theatre, Hampton Court Maze, Young Henry VIII exhibition, costumed guided tours, live Tudor cookery, ghost tours for families and wander around 60 acres of gardens.
Children under 5 get free entry into Hampton Court palace.
Adults - £15.95 (£13.50 online).
Children aged 5-16 - £8.00 (£6.75 online)
Full time students and over 60's with ID - £13.20 (£11.00 online)
Family Ticket of 2 adults and up to 6 children - £43.46 (£36.50 online)
Annual membership is from £43.00.
Tickets are for entry to the palace, gardens and maze and also include a costume guided tour and childrens activity trails.
Tickets are available for entry just to the maze or gardens.
During the summer, 27th March 2011 - 29th October 2011, Hampton Court is open Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 18:00.
During the winter, 30th October 2011- 24th March 2012, the palace is open 10:00 - 16:30.
All times and prices are correct as of September 2011 and taken from the official website hrp.org.uk.
There are a range of gift shops, restaurants and cafes to keep the whole family happy on a visit to Hampton Court Palace.
For further details visit hrp.org.uk or tourist-information-uk.com/hampton-court.