The view down to the Thames from Richmond Hill © Thomas Egan

The view down to the Thames from Richmond Hill

Walking trails

Ham is located along the rural River Thames and is close to Richmond Park and the iconic Richmond Hill.  Why not download one of our walks which start at local train stations?


Assistance dogs only 

Dogs are not allowed into the house or garden, but our visitor reception team will be happy to look after them at the front gate for you.

Tidal Thames

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Ham nestles along the beautiful tidal River Thames and the towpath does flood during high tide. View the tide table for Richmond Lock before you set off to make sure you won't get wet feet.


Enjoy a day out on your bike

Discover Richmond and Ham on this circular route along the River Thames, through Richmond Park and the historic avenues of Ham.

Circular ride from Richmond Station...

Historic scenic walk

Join us for a Great British Walk this autumn

Sun 27 Sep, Sat 3, Sun 11, Sat 17 and Sun 25 Oct, 11am-1pm

Discover our surrounding landscape this autumn on a free guided walk from Richmond Station to Ham.

Find out more...

Below stairs

Pumpkins grown in the Kitchen Garden

Experience life below stairs in our historic kitchen, bathroom and beer cellar.  Discover how servants lived and worked at Ham, and enjoy beer tasting and baking demonstrations.


Garden trails

Lose yourselves in the gardens

Pick up a trail from visitor reception and discover the gardens. Please note, charges apply at special times of year including Easter, Hallowe'en and Christmas.

Bring a picnic

Capture an amazing view from inside a summer house

There are many beautiful spots perfect for a picnic in our gardens. Why not enjoy lunch in the formal ‘Wilderness’ complete with summerhouses?