Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, in the historic county of Middlesex; it has not been inhabited by the British Royal Family since the 18th century. t was originally built for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, a favourite of King Henry VIII, circa 1514; in 1529, as Wolsey fell from favour, the palace was passed to the King, who enlarged it. The following century, King William III's massive rebuilding and expansion project intended to rival Versailles was begun. Work halted in 1694, leaving the palace in two distinct contrasting architectural styles, domestic Tudor and Baroque. While the palace's styles are an accident of fate, a unity exists due to the use of pink bricks and a symmetrical, albeit vague, balancing of successive low wings.

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Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms (18 km), London (United Kingdom) (19 km), Tower of London (22 km), St Albans (United Kingdom) (39 km), Hughenden Manor (40 km), Hatfield House (41 km), Arundel Castle (63 km), Waddesdon Manor (64 km), Brighton (United Kingdom) (66 km), Leeds Castle (69 km), Fishbourne Roman Palace (71 km), Oxford (United Kingdom) (74 km), Bodiam Castle (76 km), Winchester (United Kingdom) (77 km), Audley End House (79 km), Portsmouth (United Kingdom) (83 km), Beachy Head (85 km), Blenheim Palace (86 km), Cambridge (United Kingdom) (94 km), Osborne House (98 km)

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