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Lovely Fairytale looking building

You do need to book in advance - the tickets go very quickly so please do not turn up on the day... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Margatine R
Thoroughly enjoyable...

I'd wanted to come here for some time and hadn't got round to it so took the opportunity to see the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nicola B
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Following the success of this winter's 'Lost Treasures' exhibition, we reopen in April for guided tours, self-guided visits, a chance to use our shop and excellent cafe..and we welcome weddings, hires, and film and photoshoots. Visiting Strawberry...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The house and grounds are attractive, but what's on display inside could do with adding to. There is an important history here, it needs to be told.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Captain_Condor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You do need to book in advance - the tickets go very quickly so please do not turn up on the day and hope to get in. I did that and had to come away and book my ticket for a different day. A lovely...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Margatine R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'd wanted to come here for some time and hadn't got round to it so took the opportunity to see the exhibition of some of the contents too. It was great - guides were very knowledgeable and obviously appreciated having some of the contents back...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nicola B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the 90 minute tour of the house and Lost Treasures of Strawberry House Exhibition. We had an excellent, knowledgeable and entertaining guide for our small group. The house and decoration were amazing and ingenious, eg the ceilings and the windows and the sliding...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank josephinew984
Nick D, Director at Strawberry Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review - our guides have been terrific throughout the exhibition - and even after the exhibition when we reopen in April we will continue with guided tours as well as 'individual' visits - there are so many stories to tell,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This "little gem" of a Gothic Castle is amazing. We managed to book (and you did need to book) for the Lost Treasures exhibition only a week before it is due to close and it was great to see so many parts of Horace Walpole's...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank ShaunH290
Nick D, Director at Strawberry Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am very grateful for your kind review: it has been quite a journey for the Strawberry Hill Trust, and highlights of this are of course the original restoration phases...and this moment in time, with an exhibition which seems to have captured the imagination. It...More

Reviewed 17 February 2019

I visited because of my interest in gothic literature and Walpole's own novel, the first gothic novel, "The Castle of Otranto". For the steep entrance fee (including the exhibition of some of Walpole's possessions) I expected an impressive experience. As you approach the house you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Eddy B
Nick D, Director at Strawberry Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and for your review. I thought that I ought to clarify that the house painted white is the part primarily created in Horace Walpole's time: the 'unpainted' part is Lady Waldegrave's later (19th century) addition, part of St Mary's University, the...More

Reviewed 17 February 2019

I was recommended to visit Strawberry Hill House by friends of mine who had been to see the "Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill" and I managed to get a ticket. I've never visited the place before and was fascinated to see not only what Horace...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CalBristol
Nick D, Director at Strawberry Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you very much for coming, and for your kind review and rating. Please thank your friends for their recommendation. I and my colleagues were interested to see your hope that we record the interiors with the exhibits in place for posterity: I am delighted...More

Reviewed 16 February 2019

So lucky to catch the exhibition before it closes. I was pleasantly surprised to find so many artefacts on display. Walpole amassed an amazing collection, the 1st century AD eagle bust, James 1st gauntlets, Mary Tudor's hair in a locket' beautiful vases and porcelain, countless...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank edloon
Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile

... a must for all lovers of gothic literature. The owner was eccentric in the utmost - copying and decorating in an eclectic variety of styles. Are 200 year old knock-offs the real thing or not? Damien Hirst eat your heart out...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Travel-Case-asdf
Reviewed 14 February 2019 via mobile

Visited Thursday 14th February. Having bought tickets months in advance for a small group two of which have mobility issues, we planned our trip carefully. Received a email a few days before giving us all the information we might need. As we were travelling a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Nick D, Director at Strawberry Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2019

I am so sorry that this happened: we have had unprecedented numbers of visitors coming to our exhibition, and on the day of your visit regrettably we had to close the cafe for a time in order to safely serve those there: I fully recognise...More

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Sadly you have missed the exhibition, now closed, which was the talk of the town. That being said, the house continues to enjoy a renaissance in the capable hands of the preservation trust. The website is the place to go for... More
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I did see dogs but only outside in the garden area
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