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Love this place, perfect for families and dog walking. Great cafe and gardens to explore, spent a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Bookham, United Kingdom
Wonderful guided tour and walk

We chose Polesden Lacey for a day out. We first enjoyed a very informative half hour tour given by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Polesden Lacey House Polesden Lacey House Polesden Lacey House Great Bookham, Great Bookham RH5 6BD, England
+44 1372 452048
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 7, 2007

A lovely National Trust Country House in the Surrey North Downs,north of Dorking, formerly owned by the prominent Edwardian hostess Mrs Greville. The house itself is charming, in a pretty yellow stone, and you easily imagine yourself as a guest at one of the weekend...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed February 8, 2012

Polesden Lacey is the epitome of the new National Trust. Get as many people through, as fast as possible, and fleece them for as much money as possible. Taking a family to NT property these days requires a small mortgage. Little wonder today's Daily Telegraph...More

42  Thank Ifoldman
Polesdenlacey, Marketing and Communications Officer at Polesden Lacey, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2012

Thank you for your comments, The current situation is that visitor numbers to the formal gardens have grown from under 100,000 in 1977 when the shooting licence was first issued, to approximately 280,000 this past year and whilst not all garden visitors use the wider...More

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Quite a long walk from car park to house. Fortunately a shuttle bus runs. Guided tours only until 12.30. Guide was very good, but few rooms available to view. I understand it is planned to open more. Quite expensive for what's available. Nice cafeteria with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place, perfect for families and dog walking. Great cafe and gardens to explore, spent a lot of time here over the years and keep coming back.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose Polesden Lacey for a day out. We first enjoyed a very informative half hour tour given by one of the volunteer stewards. This was a small group tour and really well structured. We then enjoyed some ‘free flow’ time around the house. We...More

1  Thank Sue2102
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on 31st October and went on the 11.15 tour and the guide was so informative, I sadly didn’t get her name. When we returned later in the morning the same lady showed us a new book published about the Grenville jewellery collection. She...More

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Traveler823677, Visitor Experience Manager at Polesden Lacey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for this lovely review! It looks like you really enjoyed all we have to offer at Polesden Lacey, and we're delighted you had such a great time. As you saw, our volunteers and staff care passionately about the places and stories...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful house full of interesting stories and fabulous possessions Very well connected owners powerful women an enjoyable day out Glorious views and grounds And an enjoyable high tea

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I met two friends who had suggested it and I had not been before. You need to allow a good few hours if it is a nice day as there is a lot of gardens to see. It is best to check what time the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely walk around the grounds with various viewpoints along the way. Good directions given on a leaflet. Lovely garden. Fair amount of parking. Overall a lovely place for a walk on an autumn day. I didn't go in the house so can't comment but it...More

Thank Edward B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Manor House full of history. Would recommend going on the guided tour around the house. Very interesting listening to the tour guide talking about the last owner fascinating lady. The beautiful grounds with amazing views. We walked around the estate took about and hour and...More

1  Thank Serge665
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Polesden Lacey today with our grandchildren. The volunteers had worked so hard to create a Halloween trail (£3 entry ) with a little prize at the end for everyone. Well done! We have to remember the grandchildren are the future of the National...More

Thank MrsMichy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went when it was a rainy day and as such the walk around the grounds was limited. We don’t have national trust membership which makes just the cost of visiting the house quite expensive. But once you are there, make sure you use the...More

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June 27, 2018|
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Response from Debbie D | Reviewed this property |
Probably an hour to view the house. Lovely gardens to walk around at your leisure and various walks so with regards to this aspect, you can take as long as you like. There are picnic tables and plenty of areas for a picnic... More
June 23, 2018|
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Response from oconnor49 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about a pre-booked afternoon tea. I would check their website/telephone for more information. There are benches around the estate where you can rest and seats in the cafe/restaurant inside and out.
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June 10, 2018|
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Response from MrsMichy | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if you have been yet. Having visited several times I took my grandson's scooter last week (because he insisted) and ended up carrying it most of the way!! :-(