Strawberry Hill House

Strawberry Hill from the South
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Created by Horace Walpole in the 18th century, Strawberry Hill is internationally famous as Britain’s finest example of Georgian Gothic revival architecture. It also inspired the first gothic novel The Castle of Otranto. The Strawberry Hill Trust, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, has recently undertaken a £9 million repair and restoration of Walpole’s villa and garden and Strawberry Hill re-opened to the public in late 2010 following this two year long restoration.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Archive

Opening hours

For information on visiting times, admission prices and directions, please visit our website.

Admission charges

Adult (Gift Aid)


English Heritage member (Gift Aid) Please bring your membership card with you when you visit.


National ArtPass Holder (Gift Aid) Please bring your National ArtPass card with you when you visit.


Over 60 (Gift Aid)


Child (Gift Aid) 5-18 years


Student (Gift Aid) in full time education


Under 5 (Gift Aid)


Under 5 - Early Bird Guided Tour (Gift Aid)


Family (Gift Aid) Two adults and up to three children - counts as 4 admissions


Disabled/Receiving Jobseekers Allowance (Gift Aid) The long-term disabled, the unemployed


Carer accompanying a disabled person (Gift Aid)


Carer accompanying a disabled person - Early Bird Guided Tour (Gift Aid)



  • English Heritage
  • National Trust

Collection details

Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Literature, Agriculture

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Horace Walpole's gothic castle, Strawberry Hill

The Original Gothic Experience

  • 18 May 2017 8-10pm

Night, June 1764, Horace Walpole awakes with a scream. He is in his bedroom in his Gothic Castle, Strawberry Hill. His head full of the images and swirling thoughts left by a vivid nightmare, he rises, lights a candle, and starts to write … 'The Castle of Otranto' … the first Gothic novel is born.

At night in Strawberry Hill, the dread and horror of Horace’s dream can still be sensed as you climb the stairs, walk the shadowy corridors and pass through the gloomth of rooms whose mirrors reflect ancient stained glass.

Experience Strawberry Hill as never before.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+




Strawberry Hill House
268 Waldegrave Road
Twickenham, Middlesex
Greater London




0208 744 1241

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