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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.

Halloween - through the looking glass

Can you find Alice in time to help her escape whatâ¿¿s chasing her? © Eddie Hyde

Can you find Alice in time to help her escape whatâ¿¿s chasing her?

The jabberwocky is out to get Alice. Find your way through nun's walk and piece together a warning for Alice with the help of the wonderland creatures. But hurry! There isn't much time. The trail runs from Saturday 24 October until Sunday 1 November. £2 per child and normal admission applies.

Food Festival

Find fresh seasonal produce at our food festival © Eddie Hyde

Find fresh seasonal produce at our food festival

 Enjoy delicious local produce, cookery demonstrations and the chance to find Christmas gifts for the foodie in your life. Normal admission applies.

Book your Christmas lunch early

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. 

Fiery autumn colour

Enjoy the best of the autumn colour at Polesden Lacey © Eddie Hyde

Enjoy the best of the autumn colour at Polesden Lacey

 From now until the end of October, Polesden Lacey is aflame with autumn colours. Take a walk through ancient woodland on Ranmore Common and enjoy the beauty of the changing season.

Keep in touch

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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 autumn events guide to help plan your day out.

Wreath-Making Workshops

Join our rangers for a wreath-making workshop and make a beautiful natural wreath just in time for the festive season. Workshops are £20. Book online or call 01372 452048.

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.