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Painshill, Cobham

4.2
Garden Park Must See
Painshill (also referred to as "Pains Hill" in some 19th-century texts), near Cobham, Surrey, England, is one of the finest remaining examples of an 18th-century English landscape park. It was designed and created between 1738 and 1773 by the Hon. Charles Hamilton (MP). The original house built in the park by Hamilton has since been demolished.

Painshill is owned by Elmbridge Borough Council and managed by the Painshill Trust. Painshill, which is open to the public (with entry charge), has been Grade I listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. In 1998 Painshill was awarded the Europa Nostra Medal for the "Exemplary restoration from a state of extreme neglect, of a most important 18th century landscape park and its extraordinary buildings." In May 2006, Painshill was awarded full collection status for its John Bartram Heritage Collection, by the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens (NCCPG).
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  • One of my favourite places. A beautiful place to walk. Big enough to do a different walk every time and see something new. Highly recommend it. As we are all still socially distancing (July ‘20) you.....  more »
  • This was my second visit and I was horrified at the rude male staff member I encountered on my exit. I merely tried to give him some feedback that the grotto could have a one way system and he...  more »
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  • I came here only to see Crystal Grotto actually but wow , all the Park is very interesting and amazing . Plenty of forest and few great landmarks to see . At visitor center you will get the map of the park and if you follow red arrow ( historical road ) you will not get lost and you will see all you have to see . There is a gift shop at the entrance and restaurant also toilets . Entry for an adult is £8 . Park is really huge and it might take you 3-4 hours to enjoy the ride . It is also very well maintained by the staff working there . Very clean . You can have a picnic there as there is a lot of beautiful places near water you can sit down and relax and enjoy the view . Just go to see it and get in touch with the nature .
  • Would be 5 stars but no sandwiches in the Gothic Tower cafe at 1pm. Somewhat disappointing after the long walk to reach it. Otherwise stunning location, fabulous follies and views. Will return, perhaps with a picnic! Admission seems cheap for what’s on offer!
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