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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.

September dates for extra lazy jazz

Relax to the smooth sounds of jazz on a lazy Sunday © Eddie Hyde

Relax to the smooth sounds of jazz on a lazy Sunday

We've enjoyed lazy jazz so much this summer, that we've decided to add some extra dates on Sundays throughout September. So now, you can listen to smooth live jazz on the South Lawn on Sundays13, 20 and 27 September.

Free entry for Donkey Derby

Have a flutter and enjoy the donkey racing this September © National Trust

Have a flutter and enjoy the donkey racing this September

Take advantage of free entry to Polesden Lacey and enjoy donkey racing, a dog show, and traditional fair-ground games on Sunday 6 September. Our Donkey Derby is run by the Leatherhead Lions in support of local charities.

 

Book your Christmas lunch at Polesden La...

Enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch in good company at Polesden Lacey © Chris Lacey

Enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch in good company at Polesden Lacey

We'll be serving up delicious and traditional Christmas lunches at Polesden Lacey and, for the first time, diners will be able to explore the house dressed for Christmas during weekdays this December. Have a look at our menu to tempt your taste buds and for more information about costs and how to book. 

Keep in touch

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest gossip

 There are now more ways to keep in touch.

You can 'like' us on Facebook at  PolesdenLaceyNT, or follow us on Twitter @PolesdenLaceyNT for all the latest news, photos and behind the scenes gossip.

What's on this autumn?

There's so much to enjoy at Polesden Lacey this autumn from our photography exhibition to our Halloween trail. Check out our seasonal guide to help plan your day out.

Try a bat walk

Join our rangers after dusk for a bat walk through the grounds. You could spot up to 12 species of bat that are known to fly across the estate at Polesden Lacey. Walks take place on Tuesday and Thursdays at 8:30pm.

Adults: £8 Children: £4

Our big walk trail

Polesden Lacey is famous for its views over the sprawling Surrey Hills landscape.

Get some fresh air while exploring the beauty of Ranmore Common and the wider estate by doing the Polesden Lacey big walk.

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