Founded by King Henry in the early 15th century the castle has been completely restored. Hampton Court is a late medieval castle set in tranquil surroundings on the meadows of the river Lugg. Hampton Court is a private home set in beautiful gardens and grounds. It was granted by Henry IV to Sir Rowland Lenthall at the time of his marriage to Margaret Fitzalan. Original Victorian garden walls enclose stunning new flower gardens divided by canals. There is a maze of a thousand yews with a gothic tower at its centre. Climb to the top for a panoramic view of the gardens or descend underground to a tunnel that leads to a waterfall in the sunken garden. Beautiful herbaceous borders stretch out from a one hundred and fifty year old wisteria tunnel that leads to vast lawns and ancient trees beside the castle. Beyond the lawns are riverside and woodland walks.