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The perfect setting for an Edwardian country retreat

'This is a delicious house...' remarked Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother on her honeymoon at Polesden Lacey. This country retreat, only four miles from Dorking and junction 9 of the M25, has glorious views across the rolling Surrey Hills and acres of countryside.  It was home to famous Edwardian hostess Mrs Greville, who entertained royalty and the celebrities of her time.

Marvel at the glittering Gold Room, designed to impress kings and maharajahs, or Mrs Greville's extensive collection of art and ceramics ranging from world-famous Dutch old masters to sparkling Fabergé objects.

The gardens offer something for every season, including climbing roses at their best in June, a herbaceous border that we’re currently restoring to pre-war glories and a winter garden bursting with yellow aconites.

The wider estate provides plenty of space to let off steam on a walk through woodland or over rolling hills, with four waymarked trails to try.

Celebrate in style with a Christmas Lunc...

Enjoy a delicious festive lunch at Polesden Lacey this December © Eddie Hyde

Enjoy a delicious festive lunch at Polesden Lacey this December

Monday to Friday 27 Nov – 23 December.

Enjoy Christmas lunch with us throughout December. Three courses cost £22.50, two courses cost £20.50 and half price portions for children under 12 are available. You can choose from traditional turkey to estate reared roast beef or goat’s cheese wellington.

  • Advance booking is essential.
  • Please call 01372 452048 (weekdays only) to reserve your table.

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Spooky trails and ghostly tales

Discover terrible tales this Halloween © Eddie Hyde

Discover terrible tales this Halloween

Sat 25 Oct – Sun 2 Nov, 11am-3.30pm

Cautionary Tales for Children:
Children beware Follow our humorous Hallowe'en trail in the wild woods and discover the terrible tales of naughty Edwardian children who came to a sticky end in ridiculous circumstances.

  • Normal admission prices apply plus £2 per child.
  • For more information, please call 01372 452048.

Get active and join our team

Meet the team and get out and about © National Trust

Meet the team and get out and about

Tree felling, Sunday 19 October, 11am - 3pm.

Get stuck in and learn from our Ranger how to manage ancient woodland.

Coppicing, Sunday 16 November, 11am - 3pm.

Learn about the ancient art of coppicing from our experienced team.

  • All welcome, under 18's to be accompanied by an adult.
  • Meet at Denbies Hillside NT car park with a packed lunch. 
  • No need to book, meet us at Denbies car park.

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Our Great British Walks

You may know the house but walk a little further to see to see breathtaking views of our grounds. It's perfect for wildlife lovers.

Glorious autumn colour

Nature’s autumn colours at their best

You can see the colours changing in every corner of our grounds. Some of the best autumn has to offer can be found in the valley, Preserve Copse, the pinetum and the sunken garden.


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