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Notice: Road closures will severely restrict access to Polesden Lacey on Sunday 2 August. This is due to the Prudential Ride London cycle race. Please consider this when planning your next visit.

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.

Lazy jazz Sundays

Jazz on the South Lawn at Polesden Lacey. 

Jazz on the South Lawn at Polesden Lacey.

 Enjoy live jazz in the sunshine every Sunday throughout July and August. This is the perfect way to enjoy a family picnic looking out over one of the most picturesque views in Surrey.

Photography competition

Where will you find vibrant colours? © Eddie Hyde

Where will you find vibrant colours?

Enter our photography competition for your chance to become Polesden Lacey's photographer of the year. The theme is 'celebration of colour'. We're looking for beautiful photographs capturing the glorious colours at Polesden Lacey.

Seasonal delights in the Granary Cafe

Sit down to a delicious meal in the Granary Cafe © Camilla Morgan

Sit down to a delicious meal in the Granary Cafe

Our chefs have cooked up a delicious new menu in time for spring using the best in local and seasonal ingredients. 

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 summer?

There's so much to enjoy at Polesden Lacey this summer from lazy jazz to summer crafts. Check out our seasonal guide to help plan your day out.

Join the Polesden Plodders

Join us on the fourth Wednesday of every month for a two-hour walk around the estate in good company. It's completely free and dogs are welcome though not compulsory. Meet us outside the Cowshed Coffee Shop at 9:30am.

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.