Polesden Lacey - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Polesden Lacey
Polesden Lacy is a Regency house transformed into a superb Edwardian mansion by brewery heiress Mrs Ronald Greville. Today, you can visit the house to see the stunning décor, designed to impress; from the glittering gold Saloon to state-of-the-art conveniences like Mrs Greville's personal lift; and her collection of Dutch Old Master paintings, excellent examples of fine silverware, ceramics and maiolica. The 1,400-acre estate includes a walled rose garden, lawns, ancient woodland and landscape
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3.08km from Polesden Lacey
Norbury Park is a swathe of mixed wooded and agricultural land associated with its Georgian manor house near Leatherhead and Dorking, Surrey, which appears in the Domesday Book of 1086. It occupies mostly prominent land reaching into a bend in the Mole in the parish of Mickleham. The park is Grade II listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. It is part of the Mole Gap to Reigate Escarpment Special Area of Conservation and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
4.38km from Polesden Lacey
A beautiful hill which was stretching across a quarter of the county of Surrey and includes the chalk slopes of the North Downs from Farnham in the west to Oxted in the east. The highest summit of the Surrey Hills AONB, Leith Hill near Coldharbour, is 294 metres above sea level. It is part of the Greensand Ridge, which traverses the AONB from west to east, and is the second highest point in southeast England (Walbury Hill at 297 metres.
4.58km from Polesden Lacey
A majestic and beautiful hill for scenic walks and stunning views. An outstanding area of woodland and chalk downland managed by The National Trust, Box Hill has long been famous as a destination for day-trippers from London. At the foot of Box Hill you’ll discover one of Surrey’s iconic landmarks, the Stepping Stones, a perfect spot to picnic by the River Mole. A beautiful trekking area and also you will be amazed by the spectacular views from this area.
National Trust - Hatchlands Park
6.83km from Polesden Lacey
Hatchlands Park was built in 1757-9 by Stiff Leadbetter for Admiral Edward Boscawen, with prize money won by the Admiral during his campaigns in the Seven Years War. With 400 acres of rolling parkland and woodland, Hatchlands is one of the largest country estates in the area and full of year round seasonal colour.
7.93km from Polesden Lacey
Ashtead Common is an absolute treasure, right on the doorstep of SW London. Wide grassy avenues, dormice, an ancient earthwork & the site of an Old Roman Villa are all there. It is owned and managed by the City of London Corporation. 180.5 ha of the common are a National Nature Reserve. Together with Epsom Common it forms part of a larger area of open countryside called Epsom and Ashtead Commons, which is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
8.39km from Polesden Lacey
Silent Pool was probably an old chalk quarry fed by underground springs and would have been a precious source of pure water in days gone by. A popular place to visit with an eerie stillness looking out over the still water surrounded by the evergreen box trees. The outflow from Silent Pool runs into a second, adjacent, lake, Sherbourne Pond, created in the mid-seventeenth century. It was one of the iconic attractions in this area and also you can have a cool bath too.
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Surrey is a county in South East England which borders Kent to the east, a very short border with East Sussex to the southeast, West Sussex to the south, Hampshire to the west, Berkshire to the northwest, and Greater London to the northeast. With about 1.2 million people, Surrey is the 12th-most populous English county, the third-most populous home county, after Kent and Essex, and the third-most populous in the Southeast, after Hampshire and Kent.