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10 March 2020Strawberry Hill & Dorney Court
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Strawberry Hill & Dorney Court
Tuesday 10 March 2020

In the morning we visit Strawberry Hill house and garden commencing with coffee on arrival followed by a guided tour of the house.

Strawberry Hill house is in Twickenham . It is a Georgian Gothic revival house and was built in 1747 as Horace Walpole's summer residence. Horace Walpole was a pivotal figure in 18th century society, literature, art and architecture. Born in 1717, he was the son of Sir Robert Walpole, Britain's first Prime Minister.

We will have lunch in a garden centre adjacent to Dorney Court in Windsor . 

Dorney Court is regarded as one of England's finest early Tudor houses. It dates from 1440. We shall have a guided tour of the house, which has been used for the filming of ' The other Boleyn girl' and also the recent ' Mary, Queen of Scots' among other films.

The charge of £39 includes the guided tours at the two venues but not the coffee or lunch.