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Polesden Lacey

Polesden Lacey

Dorking

National Trust

The National Trust was founded in 1895 with the aim of saving our nation's heritage and open spaces. More than a century later, they are still working hard to uphold these values. In true dedication to their objective, the National Trust has toiled endlessly since their start to preserve and protect historic places and green spaces, opening them up for everyone - forever.

It's fair to say they look after a lot of things, from places and spaces to objects and artefacts, historic houses and castles to gardens and coastlines – and many more in between! You'll never be far from a place to visit in South East England and for frequent visits, National Trust membership is your annual pass to a world of history, stunning architecture and magnificent gardens.

The National Trust acts as your gateway to South East England, with 144 sites in the South East alone, it’s difficult to pass through any county without happening upon one of their beautiful nature reserves, charming villages or even grabbing a bite to eat in one of their quintessentially English pubs (they own and run 61 of them, after all!).

There is plenty to see and do through the National Trust properties - why not bring the whole family to enjoy the views over a picnic at Toys Hill in Kent, the site that inspired the Trust to be founded, or visit Sussex's Alfriston Clergy House, the very first building acquired by the National Trust in 1896.

If you delight in brushing up on your history, you could visit Bodiam Castle, the 14th Century fortress complete with water-filled moat, while art and architecture enthusiasts will favour a visit to Waddesdon Manor.

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  1. Add Bembridge Fort to your Itinerary

    Bembridge Fort

    Type

    Castle / Fort

    Location

    Sandown

  2. Add Blackcap to your Itinerary

    Blackcap

    Type

    Natural Feature

    Location

    Polegate

    A classic downland experience with secret woodland glades

    Blackcap, in East Sussex, occupies 623 acres along the ridge of the South Downs, just west of the historic old town of Lewes. This stunning hilltop area offers fine views over The Weald to the north and across the dip-slope to the...

  3. Add Buscot Park to your Itinerary

    Buscot Park

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Faringdon

    A late-18thC country house with landscaped formal park and gardens. House contains the Faringdon Collection of paintings, sculpture and furniture.

  4. Add White Cliffs of Dover to your Itinerary

    White Cliffs of Dover

    Type

    Viewpoint

    Location

    Dover

    The White Cliffs of Dover are internationally famous. The Visitor Centre has spectacular views and introduces the visitor to 5 miles of coast and countryside.

  5. Add Maidenhead Commons and Cock Marsh to your Itinerary

    Maidenhead Commons and Cock Marsh

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    Natural Feature

    Location

    Maidenhead

    These properties include commonland and greens to the south of the River Thames. The sites include a variety of habitats, with woodland, scrub thickets, grassland, downland ponds, riverside, meadows and are ideal for walking.

  6. Add Morden Hall Park to your Itinerary

    Morden Hall Park

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    Natural Feature

    Location

    Morden

    A park at the heart of the community

    Morden Hall Park is green oasis in the city, giving you a taste of a country estate with a glimpse of its agricultural and industrial history.

    This tranquil former deer park is one of the few remaining estates that used to line the River Wandle during its...

  7. Add Wakehurst to your Itinerary

    Wakehurst

    Type

    Garden

    Location

    Haywards Heath

    Wakehurst Place and the interactive Millennium Seed Bank exhibition are the perfect answer for visitors of all ages, whatever time of the year. Open all year.

  8. Add   Frensham Little Pond to your Itinerary

    Frensham Little Pond

    Type

    Historic Site

    Location

    Farnham

    Bishops fish pond amidst stunning heathland and abundant wildlife

    Frensham Little Pond and Great Pond were originally created in the 13th century, to supply fish to the Bishop of Winchester and his court, whilst visiting Farnham Castle. Today the pond and surrounding area is a sanctuary for...

  9. Add Polesden Lacey to your Itinerary

    Polesden Lacey

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Dorking

    This country retreat, with glorious views across the rolling Surrey Hills and acres of countryside waiting to be explored, was home to famous Edwardian hostess Mrs Greville, who entertained royalty and the celebrities of her time.

  10. Add Drovers Estate to your Itinerary

    Drovers Estate

    Type

    Natural Feature

    Location

    Chichester

    Nestled in undulating hills, step back to a timeless rural life

    Drovers is a hidden estate nestling in the undulating hills and valleys of the South Downs. Here you can step back to a timeless rural life, set amidst shady woodland and rolling ancient pastures, punctuated by traditional flint...