Hampton Court Palace

Visit the extravagant home of Henry VIII, Hampton Court Palace. Explore the grand halls, the breath-taking gardens, get lost in the maze and learn about life as a Tudor! Bundles of fun and education for the whole family HIGHLIGHTS: * Learn all about the dramatic life of Henry VIII * Be amazed at the traditional architecture and stunning gardens * Get lost in the famous maze The flamboyant Henry VIII is most associated with this majestic palace, which he extended and developed in grand style after acquiring it from Cardinal Wolsey in the 1520s. He lavished money on fabulous tapestries and paintings which you will be able to see in the Great Hall. Next explore Henry VIII’s Tudor Kitchens, as this palace housed and fed a huge court. These kitchens were built to feed over 600 people and on some days you will still be able to see chefs preparing meals in the traditional Tudor way. Annually this kitchen would use 1,240 oxen, 8,200 sheep, 2,330 deer and over 600,000 gallons of beer! The Tudors knew how to banquet well. The Tudor Buildings which remain are among the most important in existence, but the elegance and romance of Hampton Court Palace owes much to the elegant Baroque buildings commissioned by William and Mary at the end of the 17th century. A prime example of the beautiful architecture can be seen in The Chapel Royal, which has been in use for over 450 years. In the Royal Pew you will be able to see an accurate replica of the crown worn by Henry VIII. The palace is set in 60 acres of gardens, which include the famous maze and the awe-inspiring Great Vine. Lose yourself in the oldest surviving hedge maze in the UK and conquer its twists, turns and dead-ends. Visit the extravagant home of Henry VIII, Hampton Court Palace. Explore the grand halls, the breathtaking gardens, get lost in the maze and learn about life as a Tudor! Bundles of fun and education for the whole family. The flamboyant Henry VIII is most associated with this majestic palace, which he extended and developed in grand style after acquiring it from Cardinal Wolsey in the 1520s. He lavished money on fabulous tapestries and paintings which you will be able to see in the Great Hall. Start or opening time: At 10am. End or closing time: 28th March - 23th Oct at 6pm. 24th Oct - 26th March at 4.30pm. Languages: English, German, French, Italian and Spanish. Others: Children aged 4 and under are free. After you book your activity: 1. Print your voucher. 2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher. 3. Bring all vouchers with you and exchange it at the Groups Desk.

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