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Notice: We have seen several incidents of sheep worrying across the estate this year. Dog owners, please keep your dogs on a lead at all times when out walking. This is particularly important in fields where livestock are grazing. Thank you.
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.
Seasonal delights 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.
Come and see the happy daffodils blossoming on Walnut Lawn or enjoy the soft pink cherry blossoms in preserve copse while they last.
This emotive, one-room exhibition explores the lives of the officers who recovered at Polesden Lacey when the house became a convalescent home in 1915, when even Mrs Greville's most famous guests were touched by war.
- 28 February - 31 Oct
- Free exhibition, normal admission applies
We'll be running the Cadbury's Easter Egg trail throughout the Easter holidays from Saturday 28 March until Sunday 12 April, 10:00am - 3:30pm, £3 per child.
We will be extremely busy over the Easter weekend, so a midweek visit is highly recommended.