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We visited on a fine and sunny Autumn day, so the 10 min walk through the woods from the car park... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
Jean F
Great Bookham, United Kingdom
Quietly fascinating

The road to Leith Hill winds through delightful countryside. The friends I went with had a blue... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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Leith Hill Place Leith Hill Lane, Dorking RH5 6LY, England
+44 1306 711685
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This national trust property has the most wonderful views as far as the eye can see. Great walks in their gardens. Finish off with home-made scones or a huge slice of Victoria sponge.

Thank Roy J
Reviewed 19 October 2018

We visited on a fine and sunny Autumn day, so the 10 min walk through the woods from the car park to the house was beautiful, but I would not like to go on a wet day or if it was muddy- sensible shoes are...More

1  Thank Jean F
Reviewed 18 October 2018

The road to Leith Hill winds through delightful countryside. The friends I went with had a blue badge so we were able to park right by the house otherwise the carpark was a bit of a walk away. Small but fascinating exhibition on Vaughan Williams...More

Thank Enidstephenson
Reviewed 14 October 2018

high point is the home baked scones and cakes in the cafe, all produced by volunteers. N price list just a request for a donation....and well worth a generous one! V tasty. View from the cafe is also fabulous. Rest of the house is a...More

1  Thank BedsAndFood
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Was blown away by the impact this small house had on me. It was beautiful. Dedicated to the life of Ralph Vaughan Williams There were pianos, musical timeline, small tea room with homemade cakes. At the time of visit, there was an exhibition by Gillian...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 21 August 2018

As with before the house is nice to visit but it is more for the views and the tea room which makes us want to return.This was our second visit to Leith Hill Place and once again we had a lovely visit but felt a...More

1  Thank misslambx
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We expected to spend an hour or two here but we ended up spending three and a half hours. We were given an overview of the owners of the house (Wedgwood, Darwin and Vaughan Williams families). There is a most interesting timeline of how world...More

Thank Couple-Tadworth
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We visited this house yesterday. It’s certainly worth a visit but there isn’t a lot to see. There are amazing views from the terrace where you can sit and have a coffee. The house is being brought back to life and it will be very...More

Thank Noahsxwife
Reviewed 17 July 2018

It was a very hot day, when I arrived. I had to use my sat nav, as there were no signs for this place. When I walked in, the woman told me that a man would be giving a talk on the history of the...More

1  Thank ste141
Reviewed 13 July 2018

The National Trust have started to restore the former home of Vaughan-Williams and the Wedgewood family located in the beautiful Leith Hill woods. There was an interesting guide around the house and a moving recorded recital of the great man's music. Worth a visit if...More

Thank Colin D
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Response from SueDorking | Reviewed this property |
Still some in bloom - not all.
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Response from treacleonbusiness | Reviewed this property |
No, it is a museum.