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Painshill Park

Portsmouth Road, Cobham KT11 1JE, England
01932 868113
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Cobham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Parks
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English first
Sydney, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

Spent the day at Painshill Park and walked the length and and breadth of the grounds visiting all the follies. Interesting history of how the collection of plants came to be at Painshill and wonderful that the estate has been restored and preserved. Loved the walled garden and managed to have it all to myself for about half an hour... More

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This little haven of tranquility is a must to visit..I often sit in the walled garden before the school run..surrounded by plants brought into Europe by the great seed hunters ...the gift shop is lovely and stocks the delicious painshill sparkling wine

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Went to the Food Festival today, and was slightly disappointed by the small size of the event. However, it was still a good day out, as entry to the beautiful park itself was free. Yet......"Mr Hamilton's" Tea shop was a disaster.I asked for a pot of tea for one, and was given a cardboard cup with a lid.When I said... More

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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My brother recommend this place to us. It has a food festival on the day which meant it was free to get in and enjoy. It was a great day out. Lots of walking and mystery buildings and quirks making this place quite unique. Lots of great bridges and a great lake. Plenty to keep the kids and family entertained.... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had a beautiful sunny day to explore the park with fantastic landscapes and views across lakes. Plenty of wildfowl and even a heron! Interesting follies such as the Gothic Temple and tower, the Hermitage, the Crystal Grotto (only open at weekends), the Sabine statue and views across Surrey landscapes. The bridges crossing the islands in the lake were of... More

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British Columbia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
33 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The day we visited the park was hosting a demonstration of birds of prey and there were owls and falcons to see up close and in flight. That was special. The park itself is large and beautifully landscaped with architectural features and a lake. Take the walk around the lake and enjoy the spectacular views. There are "ruins", follies, a... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We have been members here for years and love the space and solitude. When you do come across another walker they always greet making it such a special friendly experience. Some nearby gardens are very busy and Painshill just makes you feel relaxed the minute you walk down the path to the entrance bridge. It's vast - not sure we've... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Visited today 07.09.14 to take part in a 10k charity walk. Beautiful scenery and despite the hills (can be avoided if not on a scheduled walk) was a great morning. I will definitely return with our dogs.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Lovely place close to motorway so very easy to explore. Beautiful landscaped gardens. Stunning vistas. There is a cafe but a picnic is ideal. The Gothic Tower, the Turkish Tent, the Gothic Temple, etc. all fun to walk to on the historic route. 2.5 miles walk. There is also a shorter route for disabled visitors. 1.5 miles. The highlight is... More

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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We love visiting Painshill, and it's well worth becoming a member if you visit frequently. There's always something to see no matter the season. Views around the estate are fantastic, and any length of walk will virtually guarantee you a folly to enjoy. The wildlife is also great. Regular events and free talks are good.

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