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Painshill Park

Portsmouth Road, Cobham KT11 1JE, England
+44 1932 868113
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A truly magical park with a stunning grotto...

This park is a truly magical place, and that's impressive praise coming from straight-talking moi... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
elaine r
London, United Kingdom

I read about Painshill Park in a book sitting on the coffee table in our cottage where we are... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Connie M
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Painshill is a beautiful award-winning 18th century landscape garden in Surrey. The 158 acre wonderland has something for everyone and makes a great family day out. Discover the mystical follies, historic plantings, the John Bartram Heritage Collection of North American trees and shrubs (Plant Heritage, NCCPG), and some of Surrey's amazing wildlife. You can spend a whole day at Painshill or there are shorter accessible routes around the Serpentine Lake. Dogs on short leads are welcome. Bring a picnic or visit Hamilton's Tea Room. Visit the Painshill Shop for gifts, greeting cards and to buy Painshill English Sparkling Wine.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Portsmouth Road, Cobham KT11 1JE, England
+44 1932 868113
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This park is a truly magical place, and that's impressive praise coming from straight-talking moi. I'm not one for giving out gushing compliments but this place was so lovely that I'm planning a return visit soon. The Grotto is simply stunning, and the piece de...More

Thank elaine r
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I read about Painshill Park in a book sitting on the coffee table in our cottage where we are staying. We are so glad we went. What a spectacular setting. The food at the Cafe was good too.

Thank Connie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came across Charles Hamilton and a description of Painshill Park in Bill Bryson's book 'At Home' and resolved to pay a visit at the next opportunity, I just wasn't sure if the kids would appreciate it... wasted worry. They had an absolute blast (-...More

Thank Dan188
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my two teenage daughters for a "Let's do something fun, on the last day of the school holidays" It really was a wonderful day out. We had not been there for a good five years and had forgotten how beautiful it is. The...More

Thank Nonsuch-Delight
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A last minute decision saw my Mum and I have a wonderful day at this park. Truly breathtaking and absolutely stunning on a glorious sunny day, every turn something beautiful. A real hidden gem. Entry is fairly pricey but we'd definitely return. Bad experience with...More

Thank crazieclaire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this 18th Century English landscape garden with a friend. It is the most amazing place - beautiful, breathtaking scenery. The Crystal Grotto is stunning. We were at the Park for 4 hours and only scratched the surface of seeing the sights available. We agreed...More

Thank Foodie7491
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Painshill for the first time recently on a lovely summer's day and were amazed at its beauty. The park is clearly well maintained and we had a delightful couple of hours there. Services in the cafe was slow and the hot drinks were nothing...More

Thank MKJGrumpy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed leisurely walk around the lake with its ever-changing views, follies, bridges and beautiful 18th century landscape garden. Made our last day together especially memorable - thanks Painshill!

Thank reddisa62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A magical place- starting in Charles Hamilton' garden and progressing around the lake to the amazing crystal grotto. we passed a small vineyard and new woods. many other features which we will go back to see soon. Easy car parking, restaurant and gift shop. something...More

Thank iain p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This garden dates from the 18th century and has been wonderfully restored. There is a stunning lake and a range of interesting buildings and follies to explore including a wonderful grottoand a Gothic tower from which the views are magnificent. We planned to spend a...More

Thank Hilary D
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Sally S
5 August 2017|
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Response from Heather H | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take dogs, not sure if they are allowed everywhere but they have a special area for dogs where they can go off lead but round most of the park they will need to stay on it. Hope this helps.
22 August 2016|
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Response from RITA653 | Reviewed this property |
YES, excellent for photos
10 July 2016|
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Response from TheLovebird | Reviewed this property |
Yes picnics are allowed :)