Middlesex Attractions

Middlesex offers visitors a range of local attractions in the region offering visitors a choice of places to discover. The historic county includes a number of attractions including museums, galleries, historic buildings, parks, gardens, theatre, concerts and events. Middlesex’s location in the north and west of central London means the attractions of central London are all within easy reach close by to the main towns of Twickenham, Harrow and Wembley and other local towns in Middlesex.

We have outlined a number of interesting attractions and places to visit for visitors to Middlesex, these include:

One of the best known attractions in the historic county is Syon Park. Visitors can see an impressive historic house, gardens and a surrounding park. The house is rich in history and culture, with a number of impressive collections on show. The Great Hall & State Dining Room forms the highlight of any visit, with their ornate decoration, adding to the grandeur and splendour of the rooms. The gardens contain a range of rare plants and trees, whilst the park was landscaped back in the 18th century by Capability Brown.

Other attractions located close by include Legoland Windsor in the neighbouring county of Berkshire. Legoland is among the top 5 visited attractions in the UK; there are a range of activities for the whole family to enjoy including a wide range of exciting rides, amusements, live shows and workshops. It is located in 150 acres of scenic English countryside; the close proximity to the hotel makes it possible for guests to enjoy a day trip or a weekend break at Legoland.

Kew Gardens are a firm favourite among visitors. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are internationally renowned; here visitors will find a huge variety of shrubs, plants, landscaped gardens, glasshouses, water features and historical buildings. Set in over 325 acres with a tranquil River Thames setting, the gardens offer an interesting and fascinating insight into horticulture.

Strawberry Hill House is located in Twickenham and features a historic house dating back to the 17th century. The house is a fine example of Georgian Gothic architecture, the rooms inside include the Great Parlour, Holbein Chamber and the Round Room among others featuring impressive and ornate decorations and finishing. The impressive gardens surround the historic house and provide peace and tranquillity and impressive views.

Boston Manor House is among the best kept secrets in Middlesex. The impressive historic house is located in Brentford and dates back to the 17th century. The house is a fine example of a Jacobean manor house; inside the impressively grand state rooms and dining rooms provide a highlight for visitors with their fine ornate decorations and splendour. The historic manor house is surrounded by parkland that includes ancient trees and an ornamental lake. There is also a nature trail for visitors to follow.

Osterley Park is located in Isleworth, with a historic house dating back to the 18th century. The impressive mansion is a redbrick Tudor house, inside the entrance hall provides an imposing entrance area, the long room is 130 feet in length with a range of historic collections and furniture and the tapestry room provides a great spectacle with its impressive collections, furniture and notable ceiling. The gardens and parklands surrounding the house cover of 350 acres including lawns, lakes, a range of shrubs and historic trees provide a scenic and peaceful setting for visitors to enjoy.

The London Motor Museum contains a collection in excess of 100 classic and custom built cars dating from the 1950s to the 1980s. The museum is located in Hayes, Middlesex and provides a place for car enthusiasts and aficionados to indulge in their passion. There are a number of famous film cars on display including those from Back to the Future from the 1980s and Starsky and Hutch from the 1970s.

The Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum in London is located in Collingdale inside a former aerodrome. The museum is currently the only national museum in the UK dedicated to aviation. Visitors to the museum will find in excess of 100 aircraft on display at the museum; there are a number of exhibition halls charting the history of aircraft, with a range of historic and modern aircraft collections. There is a Battle of Britain Hall that outlines one of the first decisive battles with aircrafts. Visitors can see a range of aviation artefacts and memorabilia collected over the years.

Wembley Stadium is the home of English football and among the most famous football stadiums in the world. The stadium is located in Wembley Park in Middlesex; the current stadium was re-built in 2007 on the site of the previous stadium that had staged the 1948 Olympic Games, 1966 World Cup final, Euro 96 final and numerous FA Cup and international matches. The stadium is also a multi-purpose venue having staged many famous concerts over the years including Live Aid in 1985.

Stadium tours for Wembley Stadium are available offering visitors an insight in to the great history and tradition of the stadium. Visitors can climb up the famous trophy winners’ steps, see the changing rooms and see a range of football artefacts and memorabilia, charting the history of the stadium and football.

Alexandra Palace is a multi event venue located in North London. It is some 7 acres in size and is located within nearly 200 acres of parkland. On site here is an ice rink, boating lake, pub and restaurant, cafes and a pitch and putt course. The venue has become well known for staging a number of music, sporting and cultural events over the years, attracting a range of artists and performers.

For fans of the theatre, the Compass Theatre in Ickenham, Uxbridge offers a range of theatrical performances. Over the years the theatre has played host to a range of productions and has a traditional pantomime every Christmas. The varied programme includes music, drama, dance and theatrical productions.

It is recommended that prior to visiting Middlesex; visitors do their research and ensure any sights and attractions they plan on visiting are actually open on the days you intend on coming. The transport is also worth checking as maintenance and engineering works can mean a restricted service on public transport.

The historic county of Middlesex covering areas of north and west London offers visitors a destination that is right next to central London, although the area is sometimes overlooked as a commuter area, the area includes a number of attractions of note for visitors. There are a number of towns and villages with own charm and character, where visitors can enjoy exploring along with two iconic sporting venues Twickenham and Wembley, the home of English rugby and football. There are a choice of historic attractions including historic houses, museums and galleries. The attractions in Middlesex ensure visitors can enjoy a short break, weekend away or a longer stay here.

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