Strawberry Hill House
268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, United Kingdom
www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk - 020 8744 1241
Strawberry Hill House Twickenham Reviews
A Gothic Masterpiece Sep 23, 2013
Horace Walpole, author of what is widely accepted to be the first Gothic novel in 'The Castle of Otranto', didn't just want to write horror romances. He wanted to live in one as well. Strawberry Hill House, situated in well-to-do Twickenham, could not be more incongruous with its surroundings, and all the better for that.
The exterior is straight out of your Edgar Allen Poe/Bram Stoker/insert horror writer here fantasy, whilst the majestic interiors are breathtakingly well realised. The self guided tours during the day are great, but even better are the twilight tours, led by extremely knowledgeable guides. There's nothing like walking around the darkened corridors of a spooky mansion, backlit by the moon, for a bit of atmosphere...
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