Best Historic Houses to Visit: Polesden Lacey
Surrey stately home Polesden Lacey was once a top spot for royal honeymoons, and is still one of the most visited properties of the National Trust
When you get hungry, you can grab a bite to eat at the Granary Café, which uses produce from Polesden’s kitchen garden, or you can get breakfast, brunch or tea at the Cowshed Coffee shop for fresh pasties straight from Conisbee’s farm next door.
Don’t miss the world-class collection of Dutch Old Master paintings, particularly Gerard ter Borch’s seductive Gentleman and his Lady in the Jacobean picture corridors, and make sure to take a good look at the Saloon while you’re here: it's the English equivalent of Versailles’ ‘Hall of Mirrors’.
Opening Times: Open 7 days a week until 1 November, 11 – 5 (11am - last entry at 4:30pm).
Price: Free for National Trust Members. Non-members for grounds and house: adult £13.60 and child £6.80.
Where? 3 miles from Boxhill & Westhumble train station or just off junction 9 of the M25 by car.
Disabled Access: Access to the ground floor of the house, wheelchairs available to book and mobility parking