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Leith Hill Place, Dorking

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  • Beautiful part of Surrey with breathtaking views from this elevated position. Car park leads to Rhododendron Woods which will be stunning at right time of year. Very pleasant walk through woods to fie...  more »
  • Despite the connections to the Wedgewood family and to Ralph Vaughan-Williams the house has not much to offer to a casual visitor. It is a wonder that it's open to the public at all, as it has a rathe...  more »
  • Leith Hill Place was where Ralph Vaughan William spent most of his childhood and the location where his initial musical education took place. When he inherited the house he immediately gave it to the ...  more »
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  • Unless you're a die hard fan of Vaughan Williams there's not much to look forward to. Granted, the scones are nice, and supposedly the property makes for a lovely place for a walk if the weather is nice, but the house itself is a small and not very engaging affair - The most interesting room, in which Charles Darwin apparently stayed and worked when he was there, is not even accessible, a number of signs were placed on wire music stands of questionable stability. All the while there was a pianist playing calm music from the romantic to early modern periods, though the reason why he was playing on a modern instrument instead of the old Broadway or perhaps even the piano that belonged to Vaughan Williams (and, according to its correspondent sign had been restored for the expressed purpose of being played) eludes me, just like his ideas about rhythm eluded me. The staff are friendly, the scones are nice, the tea average, the gift shop (in National Trust places usually well above gift shop average) a shelf next to the front door. Not all National Trust can be brilliant of course, and this is certainly one of these...
  • Great location with views of the English countryside. £5pp for a very limited exhibition. Better to visit in the summer as you can walk around and enjoy the views
  • Uniquely interesting NT property giving insight into the life of Ralph Vaughn Williams with stunning views ovrr the Surrey Hills.
  • A unique and fascinating house with a real personal touch. Very well documented history of Vaughan Williams and wedge wood and wonderful homemade scones! Very different to a normal national trust property.
  • Nice experience, nice house with terrific views. Just be careful of the walk from the car park if your not too good on your feet.

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