Gatton Park

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Gatton Park
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Gatton Park is a beautiful historic parkland with Edwardian gardens in Reigate, Surrey. Stretching 260 acres, the estate lies within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is home to the Royal Alexandra and Albert School. Gatton’s awe-inspiring views were designed by renowned English landscape architect, ‘Capability’ Brown in the Eighteenth Century. The Japanese garden, rock garden, pleasure gardens and parterre were added by Sir Jeremiah Colman, of mustard fame, who owned Gatton in 1888. Open Days are on the first Sunday of the month from February to October 1-5pm. In addition, there is a programme of special events, workshops and children’s activities. The Gatton Trust is a registered charity and all proceeds from events go towards the restoration of Gatton Park.
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Michael H
Crowborough, UK750 contributions
A lovely place with nice views and gardens
Apr 2021
We had a family day out with a picnic in the superb grounds overlooking the lake. We wandered in the woods. Japanese garden and the park. It is well maintained and a joy as this was our first outing since last July. Very inexpensive too
Written April 5, 2021
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scaUK29
London, United Kingdom52 contributions
Great views and walks
Aug 2020 • Family
Parking is a nightmare and the toilets absolutely shocking (I decided to sanitise outside the toilet block rather than use their sink/soap) - spoils the day really which is a shame as the view is perfect, lovely walks which lead to the north downs trail. Of course we'll return again, but my children will not be using the toilets which means a short stop only. Cafe is well stocked.
Written August 23, 2020
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cheryl p
Guildford13 contributions
Beautiful place to visit
Jul 2019
Gatton Park is simply stunning - a great day out for all the family. One to visit especially at the July event
Written March 10, 2020
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Lesley C
Malvern Wells, UK474 contributions
Pitt stop dident disappoint
Oct 2019 • Couples
Reigate hill we stoped for cafe leg stretch (after 200 mile drive) a pee! And to charge our electric car!
All of which the Pitt stop delivered
Fantastic scenery
Great coffee shop with vegan cakes all served with a smile.
Would recommend this place.
Written October 13, 2019
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ceciliamorrison
East Grinstead, UK1,068 contributions
Glorious views
Aug 2019 • Friends
One is welcomed by volunteers as soon as one arrives at Gatton House. It cost us £5 each to visit the wonderful estate. There is a long circular walk around the grounds. Passing by the rockery and several ponds, then a large lake with lily pads, swans and other birds. There is a bird look out, with volunteers there to help one spot the birds. One eventually comes to a Japanese Garden which is lovely. Eventually one returns to the House. All the way around the walk there were fabulous views. There are a few plants one can buy by making a donation for them. There are cakes and tea for sale. It’s a very special place for children to visit. We saw many children having the time of their lives. The grounds are only open on the first Sunday of the month. Everywhere is very well looked after.
Written August 4, 2019
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messer79
Surrey, UK23 contributions
Fantastic views
Jul 2019 • Friends
We visited Gatton Park (having lived only ten or so miles away for 16 years!) for the first time in July, a beautiful sunny day! A wonderful discovery! There is a cafe at the Wray Road car park, Junction 8, and there we enjoyed scrumptious ice creams! We then collected a map, crossed the road and walked the signed North Downs Way. With stopping for a few rests on the way, it took us about one and a half hours. The views are wonderful and the walk is undulating but not too steep. You walk through trees and open space. As you walk, make sure you take note of the marked posts; we went astray towards the end of our walk and it took us a little while to find our bearings! We’d thoroughly recommend a visit, especially on a dry day.
Written July 5, 2019
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Dave T
Horsham, UK375 contributions
Great place for a walk with children or dogs.
Jun 2019 • Couples
We went to Gattons Park and went for a 3 mile walk through wooded areas and open land with views of a lake and wild flowers. A great place for a walk with children or dogs. A lovely tea room with seating outside selling every thing from biscuits to ice cream for dogs. Bowls of water for dogs.
Written June 5, 2019
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Daniel B
15 contributions
Beautiful country walk with fab views
Apr 2019 • Friends
Great day out for a country walk with some history (old Fort, B-17 crash site etc.) and fantastic views over Surrey/Sussex etc. Suitable for dogs (though not many bins). Entered via Wray Lane car park (foc) which has good facilities and great Café.
Written April 24, 2019
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Liam Walsh
Chertsey, UK19 contributions
Nice walk in the country with great views
Apr 2019 • Family
Good bluebells trail for an hour or two walk. Suitable for pushchairs, a few hills.
Good coffee shop with some vegan treats available at the carpark.
Free parking, but can be busy.
Written April 14, 2019
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ry99999
London, UK106 contributions
Stunning park, great open day tour
Feb 2019
We went there for the National Garden Scheme Open Day and were treated to a simply fantastic tour by an ex member of staff who, along with his wife were also involved in creating the garden landscape. Simply amazing and tranquil scenery! Can’t wait to go again in summer!!
Written March 2, 2019
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