Hampton Court Palace is set within 60 acres and surrounded by
Tudor, Victorian and Baroque gardens, including their famous maze and the oldest grapevine in the world
planted in 1768.
Hampton Court Palace has been home to many Kings and Queens over the years.
Built for Cardinal Wolsey, in 1514. When his power declined,
Henry the VIII was quick to take it over and enlarge the Palace.
During Charles I reign the Royal Palace was used to imprison him
and subsequently fell into ill repair.
When Charles the II took Hampton Court over,
he repaired the damage.
During the reign of William II, Hampton Court Palace was
rebuilt to the designs of Sir Christopher Wren, further
enhancing some of the greatest Tudor architecture within