Here’s a peak at what Teddington has to offer, surrounded by glorious history.
Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the borough of Richmond upon Thames. It’s full of rich history and surrounded by beautiful sites and greenery. Perfect place for walks and to experience some wonderous culture. The palace went on to become one of Henry VIII most favoured residences. It is one of only two surviving palaces out of the many the king owned. The palace is currently in the possession of Queen Elizabeth II and the Crown.
This park is littered with British history. Around the Woodland Gardens, you can still make out the line of a medieval track and ditch. Rows of tangled hawthorns are what’s left of the ancient field hedges. The area between Lime Avenue and the Woodland Gardens has the most extensive evidence of a medieval field system in Middlesex.
Ham House and Garden
Ham House is a historic house with formal gardens set back 200 metres from the River Thames. The National Trust has claimed Ham House is unique in Europe as the most complete survival of 17th century fashion and power. The house hasn’t changed much in 300 years, and the same applies to its formal gardens, which feature the oldest orangery in Britain, an icehouse and a dairy. The National Trust also has a tearoom for visitors.
This park has many beautiful sites, it’s a top UK site for ancient trees and supports a range of rare species including fungi, birds, beetles, bats, grasses and wildflowers.
Take a look at the Isabella Plantation woodland gardens and take a relaxing break at the Pembroke Lodge tea rooms and enjoy distant views of St Paul’s Cathedral from King Henry’s Mound.
You can also try various activities such as, power kiting, horse riding or golf, or hire a bike for some off-road cycling along the Tamsin Trail.
This is just a small taste of what Teddington and the surrounding areas have to offer, let us know what places you enjoy.