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Accessibility

Access to the house by wheelchair or for those who have trouble climbing stairs is made very easy by a purpose built lift installed during the restoration. The only area not accessible is the Library, however staff can provide a short video showing the appearance of the room. Fully accessible toilets are available, as well as a hearing loop in the shop.

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Gothic

Twilight Tour

12 August 2015 8:00 pm  

Explore Walpole's gothic castle out of hours and at a magical time of day. Our expert guides will show you the theatrical delights of Strawberry Hill and tell you about its unique history, architecture and restoration.

There is opportunity to enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco beforehand from 7.30pm.

Recommended 18+


Twilight Tour

26 August 2015 8:00 pm  

Explore Walpole's gothic castle out of hours and at a magical time of day. Our expert guides will show you the theatrical delights of Strawberry Hill and tell you about its unique history, architecture and restoration.

There is opportunity to enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco beforehand from 7.30pm.

Recommended 18+


Twilight Tour

9 September 2015 8:00 pm  

Explore Walpole's gothic castle out of hours and at a magical time of day. Our expert guides will show you the theatrical delights of Strawberry Hill and tell you about its unique history, architecture and restoration.

There is opportunity to enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco beforehand from 7.30pm.

Recommended 18+


Twilight Tour

23 September 2015 8:00 pm  

Explore Walpole's gothic castle out of hours and at a magical time of day. Our expert guides will show you the theatrical delights of Strawberry Hill and tell you about its unique history, architecture and restoration.

There is opportunity to enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco beforehand from 7.30pm.

Recommended 18+


Gothic bookclub

24 September 2015 7:30 pm  

Join us to discuss The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter (1979)  This novelette was published in a book of short stories which and won the Cheltenham Festival Literary Prize. All of the stories share a common theme of being closely based upon fairytales or folk tales

This is a free event, but booking is essential as numbers are limited.

Adult


Twilight Tour

14 October 2015 8:00 pm  

Explore Walpole's gothic castle out of hours and at a magical time of day. Our expert guides will show you the theatrical delights of Strawberry Hill and tell you about its unique history, architecture and restoration.

There is opportunity to enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco beforehand from 7.30pm.

Recommended 18+


Twilight Tour

28 October 2015 8:00 pm  

Explore Walpole's gothic castle out of hours and at a magical time of day. Our expert guides will show you the theatrical delights of Strawberry Hill and tell you about its unique history, architecture and restoration.

There is opportunity to enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco beforehand from 7.30pm.

Recommended 18+


Gothic bookclub

29 October 2015 7:30 pm  

Join us to discuss Rustication by Charles Palliser (2013) The novel is presented as a historical true-crime, in the form of a diary from 1863 kept by a young man, Richard Shenstone, who finds himself "rusticated" – expelled from Cambridge for an offence whose seriousness is only gradually revealed.

This is a free event, but booking is essential as numbers are limited.

Adult


Christmas Craft Fair

14 November 2015 11:00 am - 4:00 pm  

A diverse group of local artists will be coming together for our first arts and crafts fair to be held at Strawberry Hill.

Items on display and available for purchase will include paintings, ceramics, glass, jewellery, leather, hand-made fabric and paper gifts and upholstery. There will also be an opportunity to by Christmas fare from local food producers.

Entry £3 per person.

All Ages

No booking required.


Twilight Tour

25 November 2015 8:00 pm  

Explore Walpole's gothic castle out of hours and at a magical time of day. Our expert guides will show you the theatrical delights of Strawberry Hill and tell you about its unique history, architecture and restoration.

There is opportunity to enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco beforehand from 7.30pm.

Recommended 18+


Gothic bookclub

26 November 2015 7:30 pm  

Join us to discuss Christmas Ghost Stories: Dark Christmas by Jeanette Winterson (2013) which starts, ‘Highfallen House stood on an eminence overlooking the sea. It was a square Victorian gentleman’s residence. The large bay windows looked down through the pines towards the shore. Six stone steps led the visitor up to the double front door where a gothic bell-pull released a loud mournful clang deep into the distances of the house’.

This is a free event, but booking is essential as numbers are limited.

Adult


Christmas Dining with the Georgians

11 December 2015 7:00 pm  

Join us for a sumptuous evening of Georgian Christmas dining in the stunning Gallery of Strawberry Hill.

Inspired by an authentic 18th Century menu, you will discover how the traditional Christmas dinner has evolved from Horace Walpole's time into what we recognise today.

The evening will be hosted by renowned food historian Emma Kay, founder of Kitchenalia and author of 'Dining with the Georgians' and your ticket includes a Georgian tasting menu, half a bottle of wine and a glass of port.

Adults Only