Painshill Park Trust, Painshill, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1JE

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Painshill is an award-winning 18th century landscape garden where you are invited to walk around a work of art. Winding paths will take you on a journey to discover a living canvas with beautiful vistas and dramatically placed garden buildings. Stroll around the Serpentine Lake, wander through woodland and promenade past follies, including the Ruined Abbey, Gothic Temple and Turkish Tent.

It’s a photographer’s paradise where, with each turn you take, you will discover a picture perfect view. Offering everything from history to outdoor play, Painshill is a day out that delights every member of the family. Buy a day ticket to experience an important piece of English heritage or become a member and enjoy seeing the seasons change.   

A Grade I listed landscape garden, Painshill was created between 1738 and 1773 by the Honourable Charles Hamilton after he was inspired by landscape painting. From the sparkling Crystal Grotto to the enchanting Gothic Tower, each of the beautifully unique buildings celebrates a different styles of architecture. Other key features include the Waterwheel, a quaint Hermitage hidden in the woods and the Painshill Vineyard.

For families there is a natural play area and wildlife spotting trails as well as wildflower meadows in which to run around in and get back to nature.

Dogs are very welcome, on short leads. 

You can enjoy a walk for 2 – 3 hours at Painshill or there are shorter accessible routes. Make it a full day out by bringing a picnic or visiting Mr Hamilton’s Tea Room for some delicious treats and refreshments. Don’t forget to pop by the Painshill Garden Shop to view an extensive range of gifts, souvenirs, decorations and even Painshill’s very own Sparkling Wine. 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£10.00 adult
Children 5-15 years£5.00 child
Children under 5Free
Concessions£9.00 concession

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Wheelchairs available


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Wireless internet (WiFi) connection available

Key Features

  • No Smoking Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups


Opening Times

Season (1 Oct 2022 - 1 Feb 2023)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Season (1 Feb 2023 - 31 Mar 2023)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Season (1 Apr 2023 - 31 Oct 2023)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00

* Summer openings, last entry at 4pm
Spring openings, last entry at 4pm
Winter openings, last entry at 3pm

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