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Great gardens, woodland and open parklands for a wander…

Recommend to get here pretty early, arriving around 10 to 10:15 on a Saturday morning the car park... read more

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HCT1962
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Reading, United Kingdom
Great place for a sunny day walk

This was our first visit here and it certainly will not be our last. It will be a place to return... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
swift-simba
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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A tranquil hillside arboretum created by Dr Wilfred Fox in the early twentieth century, now cared for by the National Trust. Open 363 days a year with stunning botanical displays all year round.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Hascombe Road, Godalming GU8 4AD, England
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+44 1483 208477
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Reviewed yesterday

Recommend to get here pretty early, arriving around 10 to 10:15 on a Saturday morning the car park was already pretty full, they’ve extended it beyond what we remembered on our last visit but still it’s not huge. We’re NT members so entry pricing is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank HCT1962
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit here and it certainly will not be our last. It will be a place to return to during the different seasons as it will be so different each time. There is so much space here for children to run of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank swift-simba
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just made our first visit to this lovely National Trust venue. The trails around the arboretum are clearly marked and a pleasure to follow - particularly as the scenery is so varied. The cafe was also very good - so good that we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 7, 2019

This is a great place to walk around, if very hilly. There paths make it fine for muddy weather. It has 2 adventure playgrounds for the littles and very littles, an interesting boat house with a history exhibition about the original founder of the arboretum...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

Lovely Sunday morning walk. The cafe was very busy but all staff were friendly and helpful. We chose to follow the yellow route which was perfect. Just enough of a challenge with a few uphill sections and beautiful scenery throughout.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

This was a first visit for me, I went in for a walk on my own to enjoy a change of scenery. The January wind and sleet took nothing away from the beautiful scenery and views. The car park was almost full when I arrived...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank DorisDiner
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

This is a lovely place. Not cheap so take a picnic and spend a while there. Nice walks and you soon all the other people disappear into the scenery.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank julia l
Reviewed January 15, 2019

This is our closest NT place to visit and it does not matter which time of year you visit, it is always a great walk. Activities for the kids and plenty of space to wander.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ronniebignell
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

On New Year’s Eve we thought we’d get out in the fresh air and explore a new NT property so went to Winkworth Arboretum. A charming lady greeted us at the ticket office and told us about the various walks and that there were daffodils...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Intrepidtravellers_8
Reviewed December 18, 2018

The arboretum is a National Trust property, there's decent parking right by the road. It gets awfully busy at weekends, bank holidays and when it's season for something special like bluebells (they're magnificient in this arboretum). At peak times, it often gets so crowded they...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank the_Devilyn
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Susan Y
December 23, 2018|
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Response from R1chardN | Reviewed this property |
Yes - on a lead.
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bel1921
October 5, 2018|
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Response from Diana S | Reviewed this property |
For mainly walking, an hour or two is plenty but on a sunny day, you may like to enjoy the views from the scattered benches or relax for a while in the boathouse.
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surreychad
August 16, 2017|
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Response from adventuroushare | Reviewed this property |
The dig or the dog?...yes, dogs can go there!! You can't do an archaeological dig tho'!!!
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