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Notice: Please note that we'll be re-surfacing the main drive up to Polesden tomorrow (Tues). We will be open but with a temporary traffic light system. From 5.30pm the gates will be closed - please still come to use the estate, but park in the North Lodge car park (right turn off the drive just before the Memorial Arch)
The perfect setting
Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Surrey Hills, Polesden Lacey, only four miles from Dorking and junction 9 of the M25, is the ideal space for relaxing with friends and family.
Mrs Greville, an ambitious Edwardian hostess, chose Polesden as the idea place for entertaining and relaxing with friends, such as King George VI and the Queen Mother. And this is what we invite you to do with us, 100 years on.
The gardens offer something for every season, and to help you enjoy the countryside, we have geocaching and waymarked walks. The house with its rich collection of art and stories provides a fascinating insight into the Edwardian era.
The house will be open seven days a week for the first time from March 2013. From 12.30pm weekdays, and from 11am on weekends, wander at your leisure. In addition, we are offering guided tours 11am-12.30pm Monday to Friday. These 30-minute tours will show you parts of the house and can be booked at reception on the day. Your ticket will also entitle you to come back into the house after 12.30pm.
The popular restaurant and coffee shop serve a variety of fresh, homemade food including cakes and other treats, and our shop, one of the largest in the National Trust, sells a wide range of gifts, home accessories and more.
We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Our visit from the Antiques Roadshow
The Antiques Roadshow came to Polesden Lacey on a glorious spring day this May and 4,500 people arrived to meet the experts. See behind the scenes with some quirky treasures, winding queues and BBC's Fiona Bruce.
Find out what went on behind the scenes...
50 things to do before you're 11 ¾
An outdoor adventure is always just around the next tree... While you're at Polesden, why not roll down a really big hill, hunt for bugs or geocaches or even make some wild art? Just pick up your scrapbook and more information from either the dairy courtyard white tent or visitor reception and start your adventures today.
Croquet coaching and cream tea
Enjoy some expert tuition on our first-class croquet lawns, with the beautiful backdrop of the Surrey Hills to inspire you. Afterwards indulge in a delicious cream tea.
Sessions on: Sun 12 May, 9 June, 14 July, 11 August and 15 September either at 11am-1pm or 2-4pm. Availability is limited so please book in advance on 01372 452048. £18 per person.
Off-road cycle course
Make the most of the beautiful surroundings at Polesden this June, whatever the weather.
From Tues 4 June, why not try a 6 week off-road cycle course? Designed to develop strength and fitness, improve technique, learn route planning, bike checks and more. Bike hire available, please bring your own helmet. £72 per person, call Melanie on 07799 416444 to book.
The Fraternity of St George is a group of archers dating back to 1509 when Henry VIII paid them to encourage the historical practice of the longbow.
They are holding three sessions at Polesden on Saturday 29 June at 1, 2 and 3pm. Each lasts for 50 minutes and includes: safety checks, the correct position to hold a longbow, how to aim, draw and release the arrow.
Have you heard about Mrs Greville?
Mrs Greville rose from obscure and humble origins to become a fabulously wealthy society hostess, friend of the Royal Family and owner of Polesden Lacey. This short video will tell you more about this interesting character and her background...
Welcome to Mrs Greville's country estate
See the welcome leaflet for more information on what to do and what facilities we have...