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Historic House

NATIONAL TRUST

Polesden Lacey

Polesden Lacey

Polesden Lacey in Summer

Details

This beautiful country estate was bought by Mrs Greville, a famous Edwardian hostess, in 1906 and re-modelled to be the perfect setting for her famous weekend parties where she entertained royalty, politicians and the best of Edwardian society. Marvel at her superb collection of fine paintings and porcelain as well as the lavishly decorated interior of the house. Wander through the landscaped formal gardens with their many hidden features, as well as the extensive grounds with stunning views of the Surrey Hills. The restaurant, coffee shop and gift shop are open daily, located outside the pay perimeter.

Gift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshments

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Restaurant: Licensed. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Audio Tours Gardens only. Parking: Limited for coaches. Suitability for Dogs: In Grounds.

Opening details

House: Until 24 Mar, Mon-Fri, 12.30-4. Until 26 Mar, Sat & Sun, 11-4. 27 Mar-30 Oct, Mon-Fri, 12.30-5. 1 Apr-28 Oct, Sat & Sun, 11-5.31 Oct-15 Dec, Mon-Fri, 12.30-4. 4 Nov-17 Dec, Mon-Sun, 11-4.**Four weekends until Christmas the house is open for a special event: additional charge for all visitors. House tours: 5 Jan-15 Dec, Mon-Fri, 11-12.30.

Prices

Standard Price: House and Gardens - Adult £13.60, Child £6.80, Family £34.50, Group Adult £12.20, Group Child £6.10.
Gift Aid: House and Gardens - Adult £15.00, Child £7.60, Family £38.00.

Standard Price: Garden Only - Adult £6.66, Child £3.33, Family £16.65, Group Adult £6.40, Group Child £3.20.
Gift Aid: Garden Only - Adult £7.40, Child £3.70, Family £18.50.

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Contact

Proprietor

01372 452048

Address

Great Bookham,
Nr Dorking,
Surrey,
RH5 6BD

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 135521  Lat: 51.25760 Long: -0.37353

By car:
From Junction 9 of the M25: follow the A243 (signed A24 Epsom, Dorking and Leatherhead), before picking up the A24 and then the A246 (following the brown signs, but taking care not to take a hard right onto the B2033 Reigate Road). Don't miss the brown sign as you enter Great Bookham, indicating the left turn up to Polesden.
From Guildford: Follow the A246, past East Clandon and East Horsley. Don't miss the brown sign as you enter Great Bookham, indicating the right turn up to Polesden.
By public transport:
By train: Boxhill & Westhumble 3 miles; Bookham 2.7 miles, Dorking 4 miles, Leatherhead 4 miles. There are taxi ranks at Dorking and Leatherhead stations.
By bus: Epsom, Guildford or Leatherhead to Great Bookham. Great Bookham is 1 ½ miles on foot from Polesden Lacey. Summer Sunday Rambler bus 765, linking National Trust properties in the Mole Valley area.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 2.7 miles from Great Bookham station

Facilities

  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Restaurant: Licensed. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Audio Tours Gardens only. Parking: Limited for coaches. Suitability for Dogs: In Grounds.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu