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Polesden Lacey, Guildford
(4.4/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Guildford travel itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Polesden Lacey and other attractions in Guildford.
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  • We often go to this local country house as we love the whole experience . The House is stunning closed in the winter but a must if it's open There are wonderful views and walks also beautiful gardens ...  more »
  • Me and my partner are NT members so we try and visit various locations when we can, we decided to visit here on a day off and we both enjoyed our day, the house is well kept with nice decor and histor...  more »
  • Our visit to Polesdon Lacey was excellent. Every member of staff and volunteer were welcoming, accommodating, helpful and thoroughly knowledgeable. The house itself and it's history is fascinating and...  more »
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  • Very beautiful location on a hill with great views of the surrounding area. Lots of trails in this 1400-acre estate. Take a walk down the "long walk" and take in the views of the valley below. On a sunny day the scenery could be even more breathtaking. Google Maps had some trouble getting us to the location. It delivered us to a place which was about 700 metres short of the entrance. Thankfully we were able to see a NT brown sign which guided us to the correct location Big car park but very busy on the Sunday we went there. Live music on the lawn at 2.30pm and lots of people to enjoy it. Toilets are at the entrance, so it's best to use them first before venturing too far into the estate. Cafe serves good coffee, just like all cafes at NT properties.
  • Really lovely area of Surrey. It's National Trust but not as expensive as some of their attractions. The house has a huge amount of history and the gardens are well worth wandering. There are tea rooms and a shop there, too. Well worth a relaxing family day out.
  • One of my favorite national trust properties, the house is worth a look round but the best part of this property is the huge gardens that stretch along the hillside. During the summer on Sundays and some bank holidays there is 'afternoon jazz' on the lawn. Perfect backing for a relaxed picnic.
  • Amazing house - best NT house I have seen. Helpful guides. Good food. Strongly recommend.
  • Beautiful and great day out for the family. Amazing walk around the grounds and the house is beautiful.