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Such a beautiful place

This is a lovely place. Not cheap so take a picnic and spend a while there. Nice walks and you soon... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
julia l
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Always an Enjoyable Walk

This is our closest NT place to visit and it does not matter which time of year you visit, it is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Godalming, 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
Hascombe Road, Godalming GU8 4AD, England
+44 1483 208477
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 6 days ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Thank the_Devilyn
Reviewed December 8, 2018

We visited in October, when the autumn leaves were at their best. We spent a very pleasant two hours wandering the footpaths that snake through the undulating woodland and around the lakeside meadow. The cafe, through small, quite limited in choice, and perhaps a trifle...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andrew H
Reviewed December 4, 2018

It's a great place to come for a country walk. There are a wide variety of trees to look at & enjoy. There were a lot of dogs but fortunately they were well behaved.They have to be kept on leads. Some of the paths were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

great parking perfect for walking unfortunately dogs must be kept on a lead which can be a bit of a nuisance, irrelevant of that it makes for a great afternoons pastime,

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mary m
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Winkworth Arboretum is a wonderful place. The car park may be full, but the arboretum is so big, it offers a peaceful walk well away from the crowds. Lovely autumn leaves, and super views of the surrounding countryside.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank VeronicaWriter
Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

I’ve given a “poor” rating because the cafe and toilet facilities are very poor. There is a notice in the gentleman’s toilet saying they hope to up grade them but Surrey Council are very fussy about what the National Trust are proposing. The cafe was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BobH764
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

An amazing, lovely place to enjoy walking on a sunny day with my wife.....large car park with a small shop/cafe which we didn't use because it was busy and line HuGe. Play area for kids and different routes for all fitness levels....will visit again for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Susan Y
December 23, 2018|
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Response from R1chardN | Reviewed this property |
Yes - on a lead.
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.
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'!!!