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Polesden Lacey

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Address: Great Bookham | Dorking, Guildford RH5 6BD, England
Phone Number: +44 1372 452048
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Activities: Walking, Group tours/walking tour

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Gorgeous Country House

Super place to visit - lovely house with very knowledgeable volunteers. Had a bite to eat in the restaurant - the hot dog stand should be moved to a more prominent position... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Super place to visit - lovely house with very knowledgeable volunteers. Had a bite to eat in the restaurant - the hot dog stand should be moved to a more prominent position - only noticed it when we left the restaurant. We went to buy an icecream from the cafe located in the grounds and were told that it was... More 

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panama.
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Its worth the drive, to be able to wander around the gardens and explore this stunning house,The restaurant also does lovely food.

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

There are so many interesting and beautiful things to look at here. In the house there is the wonderful gold room, the games room with period cards and billiard tables and Mrs Greville's study, which should could access from her bedroom via lift without having to see any of her house guests. The garden has something for every season in... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A lovely house and garden with beautiful views. The gardens are much improved from when I visited previously.Healthy plants and all will look beautiful as the season progresses.The house is interesting with a good story to tell. The shop and cafes are very nice, a lovely place to take a friend for a day out.

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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102 reviews 102 reviews
26 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Splendid views from a lovely old home in a beautiful setting. The food is good and the setting is just lovely. A good place to take family for a walk in the English countryside. Well run by the National Trust. Good place to buy plants and quality gifts.

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Milton Keynes
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Polesden Lacey is a beautiful property and excellent gardens. A lot of work has already been done and much more is going on. As always, the volunteers were ready to impart their knowledge. The gardens were beautiful, enhanced by a warm sunny day. With deck chairs in the garden and families having picnics, this was a real English spring day.All... More 

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Guildford
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72 reviews 72 reviews
9 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The grounds are fantastic, you can work for miles even with your dog. We met some excellent and well knowledged guides in the house. The restaurant was a nice stop for a cup of tes

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Dorking, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Super place to visit, lovely gardens and walks in the grounds. Also, the café serves super food and the cakes are fresh and tasty. Great place for a family visit.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Good soups, interesting flavours. Mugs of coffee and a variety of cakes and biscuits. Choice to eat inside or out. Clean and spacious.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
29 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It has been a few years since we were last here, but having been back in April the NT have made great strides in improving the visitor experience. Restaurants and shop are much better and the house and gardens are as spectacular as ever. Parking arrangements are now far more sensible too.

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