The seat of her majesty the Queen, and of her ancestors from the period of the Conquest. Eton College also is within a short distance.
The most remarkable object here is the Suspension Bridge, a light and elegant structure, 688 feet long and 20 feet wide, completed by Tierney Clarke in 1827, at a cost of about £80,000. A charge of a halfpenny per passenger is made.
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Hampton Court stands on the north bank of the Thames, about twelve miles from London. Numerous sovereigns have made it their temporary abode; and the last who resided here were George II. and his Queen.
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