Things to see and do at Leith Hill Place

Leith Hill Place © National Trust Images / Andrew Butler

Leith Hill Place

Leith Hill Place
Open 26 July – 3 Nov
Friday – Monday, 11am – 5pm

Leith Hill Place is open for a trial season this summer and autumn. It's a chance to think about the future of this wonderful building and to begin telling the stories of the well-known people associated with it, such as Ralph Vaughan Williams, the Wedgwood family and Charles Darwin.

Come and find:

  • A welcoming drop-in space to sit and relax with a tea or coffee and a slice of cake.
  • Amazing views from the house and lawns.
  • Music, art and natural science activities.
  • Tours of the attics and cellar.
  • Tell us what you think of the house and how it could be used in the future.
  • A welcome rest for walkers.
  • A fun programme of events this summer and autumn.

Used as boarding school accommodation for the last 30 years, we're opening the house to the public for the first time since the Wedgwood family left in the 1960s.

Unlike most of our houses, Leith Hill Place has not been renovated or interpreted to reflect a certain time. It shows the interesting historical associations as it stands today.


  • No need to book.
  • Small admission fee (free for NT members).
  • Suitable for groups.
  • Bring wellies/boots for walking across the field if it's wet. Access can be slippery and muddy, so come prepared and bring a change of shoes for the house.
  • Parking is in the National Trust car park in the Rhododendron Wood car park, Tanhurst Lane, 400m walk across a field, postcode RH5 6LU (£3.50 for non-NT members).
  • Suitable for families.
  • Dogs on leads welcome in some rooms.
  • The visit is informal and relaxed. Guided tours (free of charge) will be limited and first come, first served.
  • Disabled parking only is available at the house: RH5 6LY.