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Polesden Lacey

A 1,600-acre estate with elegant gardens, Edwardian house and plenty of room to play

Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD

The entrance to the house at Polesden Lacey

Important notice

There is currently scaffolding in place at the front of the house due to an ongoing essential conservation project. Unfortunately Kestrel Corner play area will be shut for essential maintenance work from 20- 23 February 2024.

Planning your visit

Visitors looking at the Treasured Possessions Exhibition at Polesden Lacey

Upcoming Events 

Are you looking for a special day out? Find out more about upcoming events here. Whether it's something to do for the school holidays, a curator talk in the house, or a special performance, there's bound to be something for everyone.

Polesden Lacey winter on the estate

Exploring the estate at Polesden Lacey 

Take a peaceful walk in the woodland and explore Polesden Lacey’s wonderfully diverse 1,600-acre estate to discover birds, wildlife and beautiful viewpoints.

Children picking flowers at Polesden Lacey

Family-friendly things to do at Polesden Lacey 

With sunnier and warmer days on the horizon, we'll do our best to make sure you have the chance to step into spring at Polesden Lacey. From countryside walks to plenty of space to play, you'll be able to get closer to nature – and most importantly, have lots of fun.

Visitors and a dog in the parkland in autumn at Polesden Lacey, Surrey

Visiting Polesden Lacey with your dog 

Polesden Lacey is a three pawprint rated place. Dogs are welcome in large parts of the garden and wider 1,600-acre estate at Polesden Lacey. Pick up a dog walkers’ leaflet when you arrive or download the guide before you visit.

Visitors taking part in a guided walk around Tarn Hows, Cumbria

Group visits to Polesden Lacey 

Discover everything you need to know about bringing your group to Polesden Lacey, including length of visit, prices and how to book


Visitor Map, House and Gardens 2023 

Explore what there is to do and see at Polesden Lacey.

Visitors descending a path through the Rock Garden at Cragside, Northumberland


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