AboutBritain.com Logo
You are here: Videos -> Discover Hampton Court Palace
Discover Hampton Court Palace

Creator: HistoricRoyalPalaces    Length: 5 min  24 sec

This video from Historic Royal Palaces is a fantastic introduction to Hampton Court Palace.

The narration explains that there are really two palaces in one - a Tudor one, built by Cardinal Wolsey in the time of Henry VIII and a Baroque one built by William and Mary.

With more than 1,000 rooms, 18 courtyards and 700 acres of parkland, and 60 acres of gardens you can't help but be impressed - and of course that was the idea!

In the video you'll see the tudor kitchens that could feed 600 people twice a day, the fantastic formal gardens with their magnificent fountains, and the world famous trapezoidal maze - which survives from William IIIs wilderness garden.

Copyright © 1999-2024 Excelsior Information Systems Ltd. All rights reserved.
About Us  Press Room  Terms of Use  Privacy  Link to Us  Index  Site Map  Contact Us

Made with Responsive Grid System by Graham Miller