The Southeast Sights

Polesden Lacey

  • Off A246 Map It
  • Great Bookham
  • House/Mansion/Villa
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

This gorgeous, creamy-yellow Regency mansion, built in 1824, contains impressive collections of furniture, paintings, porcelain, and silver gathered in the early part of the 20th century. Edwardian society hostess Mrs. Ronald Greville was responsible for the lavish interiors; the future King George VI stayed here for part of his honeymoon in 1923. On summer days you can wander its vast landscaped gardens or rent croquet equipment from the house and take advantage of its smooth lawns. The house is in Great Bookham, 8 miles from Guildford.

Sight Information


Off A246, Great Bookham, RH5 6BD, England

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Sight Details:

  • £12.70; gardens only £7.90
  • House Mar.–Oct., daily 11–5 (guided tours weekdays 11–12:30 and weekends in winter). Grounds year-round, daily 10–5 or until dusk if earlier

Published 08/18/2015


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