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Polesden Lacey, Guildford

Categories: Gardens, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 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 made a special journey to come here and left a little late to be able to spend as much time as we would have liked initially but with the ground floor being the star of the show it was perhaps enou...  read more »
  • This property was left to the National Trust in 1942, who used/abused it as a Regional Office, but are now at last focussed on making it a well planned visitors centre, with clearly explained history,...  read more »
  • Despite having lived not far away for many years this was my first visit inside the house & what a treasure it is. The combination of the history & the personal stories, with the opulence & intriguing...  read more »
  • Amazing views, beautiful house and tasty treats to be had in the café. It's up to the National Trust high standard
  • Lovely grounds and manor. You can get into the coffee shops without paying for acess to the grounds or without a national trust membership. The walks are little rough if you have a pram or buggy but nothing we couldn't handle.
  • Beautiful house (some restoration though until Sept 2017) and garden. Great tour introductions to both.
  • Stumbled across this place, typical Trust in many ways with two teashops, but not typical in style and the gardens are small but amazing. A party venue for the well to do at the turn off the century, amazing views across the hills and special gardens. Rose and vegetable gardens, walled garden and tree lined long walk. Gets busy, buy not surprising. A must visited.
  • Large country house with fascinating history and beautiful gardens
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