Eltham Palace and Gardens, English Heritage
Average time spent – 3-4+ hours
Things to do at Eltham Palace and Gardens review
We did both Chiselhurst Caves and Eltham Palace in one day, but you can spend longer at Eltham Palace and make a day of it, especially in the summer with a picnic.
They have a playground and cafe along with the palace and gardens. Out children loved the playground with its wooden play equipment and grass to run around. There are 19 acres of grounds to explore and the art deco mansion which is really something. One of the previous owners was a real animal nut and had many exotic animals including a lemur. He loved the lemur so much that he had his own tailor-made cage inside the house.
We loved the interactive nature of you house. You can try on 20s clothes and really feel like the Lord/Lady of the manor. The fur coats and dresses are amazing. There are so many sumptuous rooms to explore and experience the extravagant nature of the 20s.
You can also explore the medieval Tudor palace with its great hall, imagining vast balls taking place. The gardens are beautiful with lots of manicured areas along with the more rugged parts to explore. They have a pond with fish in that love to come up and say hello. You can get fish food for them and watch them play.
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Important Information Eltham Palace and Gardens
Eating – There is a cafe with a wide choice of food and drink.
Facilities in brief – Tudor palace, art deco mansion, wooden playground, 19 acres of grounds. There are toilets on-site and a cafe.
Entry price – *FREE to members of English Heritage. Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE to members of English Heritage or Mid-range. An adult ticket without donation is £15.70 and £9.40 for a child aged 5-17. Under 5’s are free. It is free to park.
Opening: Eltham Palace and Gardens is open for most of the year. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dog friendly? Only assistance dogs are permitted
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Category – Historical Property – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages.
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