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Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham

A well-preserved example of the luxury once enjoyed by the wealthy locals, Polesden Lacey is an Edwardian house featuring a collection of fine paintings, furniture, porcelain, and silver. This collection once belonged to Margaret Greville, a well-known Edwardian hostess who enjoyed exhibiting her priceless possessions at her celebrated house parties. Many of the mansion’s grand reception rooms and galleries are open to the public and can be viewed on informative guided tours. Be sure to take a leisurely walk through this extensive estate, which is famous for its walled rose garden, manicured lawns, and series of footpaths. Don’t miss a stop at this historic site where King George VI spent part of his honeymoon in 1923. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Polesden Lacey by using our Great Bookham trip maker tool .
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  • We have visited a number of NT sites and found that Polesden Lacey to be the best so far. The catering volunteers / staff were very helpful and the guides inside polite and knowledgeable. this is how ...  more »
  • Really enjoyed my visit to polesden lacey and had a beautiful day, would have given the visit 5/5 however the staff on the front desk came across as rude and uninterested despite the fact we were 2 me...  more »
  • I took the kids in late July for a run around and some summer fun. Fantastic grounds, great climbing trees and fab picnic spots. The kids loved the activities, and I enjoyed the formal gardens. Sunday...  more »
  • This is a wonderful place to visit at any time of the year. Lovely views. Beautiful gardens. The interior of the house is superb and really captures the era. Fascinating and well presented. Changes and exhibitions change throughout the year (it is open through the whole year) to keep things interesting. A good food hall with seating inside and out. There is a good souvenir shop and also a farm shop with local produce. Also a very large car park with plenty of overflow car parking space on very busy days.
  • A treasure of a place to visit and on my doorstep too. Loads to do for all the family and if you have dogs they are allowed in the grounds as well. Stunning views across the valley, the house is beautifully presented and maintained. You can walk in the gardens or choose a stroll through the stroll the Surrey countryside. The cafe/restaurant is large and has a nice outdoor seating area too. There is good gift shop and a large car parking area though ti can get full quickly as this really is a very popular place to visit.
  • One of my favourite NT homes. Since the reworking to open more rooms with it's fascinating last owner history it's a gem. Good gardens with lots of photo opportunity. If it only had a lake or river it would be superb.
  • Fascinating place to visit. Very interesting history. Beautiful house and surrounding grounds and formal gardens. Great facilities as well including cafes and a shop. Highly recommended.
  • Lovely National Trust house and gardens. Good tearooms too. You don't need to go into the grounds. There are some lovely country walks around the edge.

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