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Waldorf Astoria Syon Park Hotel
Syon Park, situated halfway between Central London and Heathrow Airport, is the home of the Duke of Northumberland. Set within the 200 acre park something can be found for all the family. As well as the House and Gardens discover the Snakes and Ladders indoor adventure playground.
You can enjoy a snack or lunch in the The Refectory Cafeteria inside the garden centre, or picnic by the lake in the gardens.
Syon House itself has a fascinating history. It is built on the site of a medieval abbey dissolved by King Henry VIII. His coffin, lying at Syon on its way to Windsor for burial, burst open during the night and in the morning dogs were found licking up the remains!. This was regarded as a divine judgement for his desecration of the abbey. Other royal visitors to Syon include Charles I, Princess (later Queen) Victoria and members of the present Royal Family. In the 1760s Robert Adam created some of his finest work inside Syon House for the first Duke of Northumberland, leading Sir John Betjamin to describe it as the "Grand Architectural Walk".
Gardens at Syon were created here as long ago as the 16th century. In the mid-18th century the parkland was landscaped by Capability Brown to include two lakes, one of which is now the Trout Fishery. Today Syon has 30 acres of gardens which incorporate the Great Conservatory, a Rose Garden, Flora's Lawn and over 200 species of rare trees.
Opening Times and Admission
Please telephone to confirm opening times and admission prices.