In 1514 Hampton
Court Palace was just a small manor house then Cardinal Wolsey took it over and
transformed it into a magnificent Palace. In 1528 he gave it to Henry the VIII
who extended it and made it what it is today. Hampton Court Palace has a great
blend of Tudor and Baroque architecture and contains many fine collections including
tapestries and painting.
The Gardens are magnificent as well including rare
and exotic plants, a sunken garden, a maze and the oldest tennis courts in Britain.
Hampton Court entrance and
This attraction is covered by the London
The local hotel
in Hampton is the Carlton