Painshill Park

Extensive Georgian pleasure grounds with eclectic references.

Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1JE

Painshill Park in Surrey
Free for members
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Garden only
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
  • Access statement available
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Painshill is a beautiful award-winning 18th century landscape garden in Surrey.

The 158 acre wonderland has something for everyone and makes a great family day out. Discover the mystical follies, historic plantings, the John Bartram Heritage Collection of North American trees and shrubs (Plant Heritage, NCCPG), and some of Surrey’s amazing wildlife.

Winding paths will gently guide you on a journey of discovery as you explore many of the mystical follies including the Crystal Grotto, Gothic Temple and Ruined Abbey to name just a few. Enjoy captivating and breathtaking views across the landscape, as you immerse yourself in Hamilton’s Renaissance art inspired vision.

Spend a whole day exploring Painshill or enjoy an accessible walk around the Serpentine Lake. Bring a picnic or relax in Hamilton’s Tea Room which often serves seasonal dishes grown from our own Walled Garden. Don’t forget to pick up a bottle of Painshill English Sparkling Wine (made from grapes grown in our Vineyard) as a memento of your visit.

Opening Times


Daily, all year: 10am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm) (Christmas and Boxing Day closed).

Last entry 4 pm, not 4.30 pm and must pre-book.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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Historic Houses members

Historic Houses members visit for free. You do not need to book online with Historic Houses – please come and register at the Visitor Centre.

Other ticket types

Tickets should be booked online in advance with the Gardener’s World 2 for 1. All offer cards must be presented at the ticket desk for entrance.

Adults: £11

Concessions: £9.90

Children: £5.50

Children under 5: Free

Companion of a Disable Visitor: Free

Group Visits

Painshill welcomes group visits; whether you are looking for a full day out, a short visit or a tour with one of our knowledgeable guides. We can tailor the day to meet your requirements.

Educational Visits

Painshill offers a broad range of outdoor learning activities for school visits.

Activities are suitable for Early Years, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 & Key Stage 3 curriculums. The experienced Education Team can also offer bespoke outdoor learning activities for Higher and Further Education.

With 158 acres of natural and historic landscape, magical follies and a crystal Grotto, Painshill offers you the chance to discover, explore and learn in an inspiring and safe environment. With a well-equipped Education Centre and woodland picnic area, Painshill provides outdoor learning for single classes and whole year groups all year round.

  • Access statement available
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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