Marble Hill House

A Palladian villa built between 1724 and 1729, with wonderful gilded rooms set in 66 acres of beautiful grounds on the banks of the River Thames. Now owned by English Heritage, the Italian styled house was used as a retreat for one of George IIís mistresses, Henrietta Howard, who entertained poets and wits of the time such as Horace Walpole and Alexander Pope.

Marble Hill House contains a prestigious art collection and furniture, some of which dates back to the early days of the structure. You can enjoy a game of crazy golf or tennis in the Marble Hill Park or take refreshments in the Clock House Tearoom. You may want to visit the nearby Orleans House Gallery afterwards.

The grounds are accessed from Richmond Road, which is just off the A316.

Arts and Humanities:
Twickenham Art Deco Fair
Historic Twickenham:
Ham House
History of Twickenham
Marble Hill House
Strawberry Hill
Museums & Galleries:
Orleans House Gallery
Shopping in Twickenham
Parks & Gardens:
Crane Park Island Nature Reserve
Kew Gardens
Richmond Park