May 8th 2024
This palace has a long history dating back to the early 16th century when Cardinal Wolsey transformed it from an ordinary country house to a magnificent palace. Henry V111 acquired it and it has been used in a variety of ways by monarchs until Queen Victoria. She opened the palace to the public in 1838. Amongst things to see are the Haunted Gallery and Processional Route, the Chapel Royal, the Great Hall and Henry V111’s kitchens.
You can also visit Hampton Court Gardens which has 60 acres of formal gardens and 750 acres of historic parkland. The gardens are home to the world’s oldest puzzle maze, a record breaking grape vine, three National Plant collections and a kitchen garden.
The cost will be in the region of £50 (coach £26, entry fee approx. £25)
To leave Station Road car park, Devizes at 8.30 and leaving Hampton Court Palace at 4.00