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Polesden Lacey a National Trust house & Gardens

Another wet weekend so we decided to visit Surrey and look at the old Edwardian House Polesden Lacey. The Property now belongs to the National trust and is one of their most popular places to visit. Its easy to travel to the house it lies just off the M25 near to Dorking, and soon after reaching the house you have over 1,400 acres of countryside. We were a bit early for the formal gardens to be in full bloom but they still looked nice shame it was not a nice day. We still managed to walk over 5 miles around the lanes and bridleways before we visited the house to have a good look around.

The following is from Wiki

Polesden Lacey is an Edwardian house (expanded from an earlier building) and estate. It is located on the North Downs at Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, England. It is owned and run by the National Trust and is one of the Trust's most popular properties.
This Regency house was extensively remodelled in 1906 by Margaret Greville, a well-known Edwardian hostess. Her collection of fine paintings, furniture, porcelain and silver is displayed in the reception rooms and galleries, as it was at the time of her celebrated house parties.
It also refers to its grounds of 1,400 acres (5.6 square kilometres) including a walled rose garden, lawns, ancient woodland and landscape walks.
The future George VI and Queen Elizabeth spent part of their honeymoon here in 1923.
Polesden Lacey was left to the National Trust by Mrs Greville in 1942 in memory of her father, William McEwan (she was his illegitimate daughter and sole heir). There was a serious fire in 1960, which caused damage but not serious loss. In 1995 the National Trust embarked on a programme of restoration and renovation.[1] In 2008/9 the visitor facilities were fairly extensively re-furbished, with a new car park, cafe, shop and farm shop. It received 289,889 visitors in 2012–2013 and 297,325 in 2011–2012, placing it in the Trust's top ten most-visited properties.

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