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Notice: There will not be a Christmas tree harvesting event at Leith Hill this winter. You will be able to harvest your own Christmas tree at Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl on Saturday 20 December, from 10am until 4pm. Car parking at GU26 6AB.

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

Leith Hill Tower servery

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

Autumn colour at Leith Hill

Colourful autumn leaves © National Trust Paul Canning

Leith Hill glows with rich reds, amber hues and vibrant oranges as summer turns to autumn. Catch warm rays of autumn sun as you walk through dappled woodland and onto the heathland at Duke's Warren.

Shepherd's hut holidays at Leith Hill

Shepherds hut holidays with The Green Escape at Leith Hill © The Green Escape at Leith Hill

We're delighted to be working with the Green Escape who offer luxury camping holidays and short breaks in beautiful shepherd's huts on the slopes of Leith Hill.

Visit Leith Hill Place, a house in transition

Once home to the Wedgwood family, often visited by Charles Darwin and childhood home of Ralph Vaughan Williams, Leith Hill Place has a unique story and lots of character.
For further information, please email us or call 07795 256657.

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: baking to car parking, welcoming to tour guiding; or maybe you have a specialist skill such as music, gardening or delivering family activities? Email Gabe Gale to find out more.

Events at Leith Hill Place

We've planned some great events this autumn; architectural history talks, our Fungi fun day, Christmas wreath making and Christmas concerts.