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Leith Hill Place

Leith Hill Place Leith Hill Lane, Dorking RH5 6LY, England
+44 1306 711685
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Provides context for the music in a stunning setting.

Leith Hill Place was where Ralph Vaughan William spent most of his childhood and the location where... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
London, United Kingdom
NT house

Large house that was donated to the national trust and has a cafe/kitchen that serves scones and... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Leith Hill Place Leith Hill Lane, Dorking RH5 6LY, England
+44 1306 711685
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Leith Hill Place was where Ralph Vaughan William spent most of his childhood and the location where his initial musical education took place. When he inherited the house he immediately gave it to the National Trust since he did not want it himself. Given the...More

Thank Charles_Brewer
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Large house that was donated to the national trust and has a cafe/kitchen that serves scones and cream. The path from the carpark to the house is fairly muddy in winter times. Cash only accepted.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely interesting old place but the best thing about it is when you finish have a homemade cake or scone with tea or coffee at a small price in lovely English china and take in the views of the Surrey hills.

Thank Kazf22
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Out of the way place parking in rhododendron wood,which is a good half mile walk,nice in summer,not so nice in October,when wet.We walked back along the road.The house is work in progress,not shure where they will get the furniture and fittings from.When visited,exhibition of Wedgewood...More

Thank Nick A
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Well worth a visit bearing in mind there is no parking at the house (other than disabled) but it is a lovely walk from the beautiful NT garden about half a mile away. It is only very limited opening times and there is a lovely...More

Thank douglas w
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Difficult to access for people with mobility issues, although steps have a ramp. Had hoped to eat our small picnic enjoying the wonderful view but weather set in and nowhere to sit apart from car. Exterior of house looks in need of attention and has...More

Thank Rudipugdog
Reviewed 4 September 2017

THIS IS NOT A REVIEW BUT TO CORRECT THE INFORMATION YOU SHOW ABOUT THE PLACE. In the heading you show OUR personal telephone number 01883 3*****0 and we have been getting calls. Please correct it to the right number 01306711685 (see NT website for this...More

Thank monron9
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Interesting place but rather due to connection with Vaughan Williams rather than the building itself. But there are some nice walks in the grounds and vicinity, including up to Leith Hill itself and Leith Hill tower - the highest point in the South-East

Thank Royal_Chris
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Given the wide choice of wonderful NT properties on offer, 'progress' needs to be made here if it is to become a viable destination. The views are terrific but the house itself is nothing special. There is not a great deal to see. We happened...More

Thank JohnEdLondon
Reviewed 30 July 2017

A very interesting place and run by volunteers who do an excellent job. The audio tour was wonderful and the house is full of interesting items and information about Ralph Vaughn Williams, the Wedgewood family and Darwin. The views are fantastic and the walk from...More

Thank Pat4670
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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.