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Woodland, heathland, farmland, parkland and Leith Hill Place, home of composer Vaughan Williams

Leith Hill is the highest point in Southeast England and is set within the beautiful Surrey Hills. Its gothic tower rises majestically above the surrounding hills and from the top you can see sweeping views towards London in the north and the English Channel in the south.

Leith Hill has been popular with visitors since the Victorian times and you can enjoy similar pastimes today but with a modern twist; visit our tower and peer through the telescope or follow our self-guided trails through ancient woods, the scented Rhododendron Wood and across open heathland. 

There’s plenty of space for family adventures and many lovely spots for picnics too. Delicious light snacks are available from our Tower’s servery.

Leith Hill is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is home to an abundant wildlife. It’s also designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Whilst you're at Leith Hill, don't forget to stop in and visit Leith Hill Place. The house was the childhood home of English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, was once owned by the Wedgwood family and was regularly visited by Charles Darwin.

Visit and escape into the natural peaceful world around you...

Leith Hill Tower is open every day

You can see miles from Leith Hill Tower © Paul Redsell

Climb to the top of the tower for an amazing view of south east England and treat yourself to a delicious hot drink and home-made cake from the Tanhouse Farm Shop servery at the bottom. 


Leith Hill Tower is 250 years old

Victorian picnic, Leith Hill Tower © National Trust

In 2015 Leith Hill Tower celebrates its 250th birthday. Built in 1765 by Richard Hull of Leith Hill Place the tower is a great spot to watch the world below, the weather above and marvel at the view of London to the north and the seaside to the south.

Leith Hill Place

Is open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 11-5pm. For further information, please email us or call 07795 256657. In the meantime, visit our events page to find out what's in store.

Car parking at Leith Hill Place


Is in the Rhododendron Wood car park, RH5 6LU, where we ask for a £3.50 donation for car parking from non National Trust members. There are a limited number of blue badge car parking spaces at the house.

Volunteer at Leith Hill Place

Leith Hill Place baking volunteers

Join our friendly team of volunteers in one of several hands-on roles. From welcoming to baking we are always looking for friendly outgoing people to help.  Email us to find out more.

A house full of music

Royal College of Music young cellist, Yoon Kyung Cho

Enjoy one of our intimate recitals in the drawing room of Leith Hill Place where Vaughan Williams himself played the piano and violin. See our events page for details and to book.