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Quiet and gentle place

R. Vaughan Williams home so of particular interest to 20th century English music lovers... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2019
Worcester, United Kingdom
Excellent homemade cakes and tea

This is a most unusual NT property without much furniture but friendly staff, some excellent... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2019
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Leith Hill Place Leith Hill Lane, Dorking RH5 6LY, England
+44 1306 711685
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Leith Hill Place on a beautiful summer's day, and walked down to the house through the woods. The views from the path were fantastic, across miles of green countryside, like from Box Hill nearby. Going in to the house, the volunteers selling tickets...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Millie024
Reviewed August 8, 2019

R. Vaughan Williams home so of particular interest to 20th century English music lovers. Delightfully un-spruced-up rambling house that was used for a school's boarding most recently. No usual NT cafe but volunteer ladies provide homemade scones or cake ( delicious) plus drinks, all in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 15, 2019

Not far from Dorking , Surrey ,Tucked away down a country lane Leith Hill Is owned by The National Trust and was the former home of the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. As you park in Rhododendron Wood car park , You walk down towards the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019

This is a most unusual NT property without much furniture but friendly staff, some excellent information boards (the timeline for Vaughan Williams was especially good), and a relaxed atmosphere. We were fortunate to listen to a free talk about both the house and the many...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2019

This is tucked away, but was on our route to Rusper, so we had to visit. Getting there took us through scenic and hilly countryside of outstanding beauty. The house is a long walk from the car park, through the outer grounds of the estate,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 18, 2019

This was an unplanned add on to our visit to Leith Hill and its Tower. The title of the review was a comment made by the custodians and was appropriate. There is clearly a lot more work to be done here, but we found it...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ian W
Reviewed May 29, 2019

Fabulous location, views outstanding, great teas and cakes. Lovely walks and very interesting art and music events. I visit often and never tire of it.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Deborah L
Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

The history surrounding Leith Hill Place is great for kids studying naturalist Charles Darwin and/or composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. Darwin spent time at the house conducting his worm caste experiments and planted many beautiful tree specimens in the neighbouring woods. LHP was the childhood home...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank samhenderson395
Reviewed May 26, 2019

This house looks a litle run down from the outside, but these are just the scars left behind by its fascinating history. From every room there is a staggering view, and to have a cream tea on the terrace is an absolute delight. Cakes and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank maisielane
Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

Came here with a group of friends, found it a bit lacking to be honest. We found the volunteers quite full on and they appeared to be watching us very closely which was a bit off putting! One questioned my friends NT card as it...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from SueDorking | Reviewed this property |
Still some in bloom - not all.
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Response from treacleonbusiness | Reviewed this property |
No, it is a museum.