Ham House and Garden - Front - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
A unique 17th-century treasure trove
One of a series of grand houses and palaces alongside the River Thames, Ham House and Garden impressed in its day and continues to do so today. Rich in history and atmosphere, it is mainly the vision of Elizabeth Murray, Countess of Dysart, who was deeply embroiled in the politics of the English Civil war and subsequent restoration of the monarchy. Through the centuries Ham has survived war, fashion and neglect to retain a uniquely mysterious aura. Some visitors even claim that it is haunted by the ghosts of its past residents.
Ham House and Garden - Front - FURTHER INFORMATION
Ham House and Garden - Front - Richmond upon Thames visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Ham House and Garden - Front' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Greater London.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Road: Ham House is just off the A307 Petersham Road 2.7 miles by road from the center of Richmond.
Ferry: Richmond Twickenham Hammertons Pier - Ham House crossing.
Train: Richmond Rail Station, about 1.8 miles walk from Ham House.
Tube: Richmond (District Line), about 1.8 miles walk from Ham House.
London Overground: Richmond Station, about 1.8 miles walk from Ham House.