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Heritage

Chiswick House

An homage to the Renaissance architect Palladio, it was commissioned and built by the third Earl of Burlington. One of the finest examples of neo-Palladian design in England, and inspired by Ancient Roman and 16th Century Italian architecture.
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Ham House

Claimed to be unique in Europe as the most complete testament to 17th Century fashion and power. The Stuart house is claimed to still be haunted by the Duchess of Lauderdale.
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Hampton Court Palace

Most famously recognised as the favourite Palace of King Henry VIII; there are exhibitions detailing the rich and varied history of the Palace and its inhabitants. It is also the site for many festivals and events.
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Kew Palace

Once known as the Dutch House, until it was purchased by King George III. It has undergone extensive restoration and has a number of key attractions to view.
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Marble Hill House

Believed to be the last complete survivor of the elegant Palladian villas of the 18th Century; its interiors have been restored and recreated to an exquisite standard. A true testament to the atmosphere of Georgian fashionable life.
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Osterley Park House

Set in the beautiful park of the same name, Osterley Park House was once used as a country retreat for wealthy families.
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Strawberry Hill House

The finest example of Georgian Gothic Revival architecture and interior decoration; it is currently undergoing restoration and is due to re-open in September 2010.
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Syon Park House

The grand London home of the Duke of Northumberland; it is surrounded by its own parkland and is opposite Kew Gardens across the Thames. It has a rich history, and while it is a residence, it is open to visitors.
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