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Ham House Richmond

4 miles (6 km)

Explore the pretty gardens surrounding this 17th century house in Richmond. The recently restored gardens include a productive kitchen garden with many heritage crops, the maze-like 'Wilderness', an orangery and a number of summerhouses. The house is located by the River Thames so you can enjoy a riverside walk before heading to the nearby Ham Common.
Inside Ham House there is a superb collection of paintings, furniture and textiles, acquired over 400 years ago. After your visit you could catch Hammerton's Ferry from just outside the house to the other side of the Thames where you can visit Marble Hill Park with its 18th century Palladian villa and 66 acres of parkland.

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Ham House Richmond OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ham House Richmond Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The on site Orangery café is a nice place for some refreshments after your walk. You can enjoy fresh produce from the kitchen garden and some delicious bakes and cakes.

Dog Walking

The grounds are a lovely place for a dog walk so you'll probably see plenty of other dogs on your visit. Please keep them on a short lead around the grounds. The on site cafe mentioned above also has a dog friendly section with water bowls and treats provided.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The popular Crane Park is located just to the west in Twickenham. The peaceful park includes an informative visitor centre, cafe, woodland trails along the River Crane, lots of wildlife and the interesting 18th century Shot Tower. Just north of here you can also reach the historic Cranford Country Park on the riverside trail.


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Ham House, near Richmond, was built in 1610 for Sir Thomas Vavasour, Knight Marshal to James I and is now owned by the National Trust

Archway with Dutch gable, Ham House-geograph-2220123-by-Stefan-Czapski

Archway with Dutch gable, Ham House. The style of this building, just west of Ham House, suggests that it was designed as the entrance to the stables of the grand house. The little gable over the arch is built very much in the Dutch style - fashionable for a while in the 17th century; the brickwork, too, looks like 17th century work.

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The Cherry Garden at Ham House. Adjacent to Ham House itself, the famous Cherry Garden with lavender parterres and a statue of Bacchus at its centre.

Wall Statues and Topiary at the front of Ham House (5075814469)

Wall Statues and Topiary at the front the house


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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