Attraction in Cobham
Painshill Park is a unique award winning restoration of England's Georgian Heritage. Within its 160 acres its Hamilton landscapes are a work of art that influenced the future of England's countryside and culture.
Between 1738 and 1773 the Hon. Charles Hamilton created a tranquil parkland setting enriched by the buildings and waters, trees and shrubberies that helped define the subtle and surprising vistas.
Around the 14 acre serpentine lake Hamilton assembled a series of carefully designed views known as The Hamilton Landscapes. The visitor moves from scene to scene; past the vineyard to an evergreen amphitheatre and on to the Gothic Temple, from the magical crystal grotto to a ruined Mausoleum, from a wild wood to the colourful flower beds that surround the site of the Temple of Bacchus.
Following years of dereliction The Hamilton Landscapes have been authentically restored to their original pre-eminence winning the Europa Nostra Medal for exemplary restoration.
Painshill Park is a jewel of English culture, a source of peace and inspiration, the work of an English gentleman in all its quiet charm.
Painshill is open throughout the year. A visit is enhanced by Hamilton's licensed restaurant which offers dishes ranging from sandwiches to the hot meal accompanied by either hot or cold drinks and Painshill's delicious wines. The gift shop is full of unique and interesting gifts for adults and children alike.
Nearest Train Station: Cobham
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Tourist Info Number: 01932 868 113
Months Open: All year (closed Mondays)
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Admission Price: £4.20
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