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Went to see the trees after seeing a photo in the paper

We took the longest walk of about 6.5 k which was great for the views but felt the facilities let... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mark D
London, United Kingdom
A delight

We went on a beautiful autumn day perhaps a week too early for the full impact of the colour of the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lindy R
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A tranquil hillside arboretum created by Dr Wilfred Fox in the early twentieth century, now cared for by the National Trust. Open 363 days a year with stunning botanical displays all year round.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Hascombe Road, Godalming GU8 4AD, England
+44 1483 208477
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the longest walk of about 6.5 k which was great for the views but felt the facilities let the site down. They are improving the toilets but the café is very small for the people who visit. Many of the trees were not...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went on a beautiful autumn day perhaps a week too early for the full impact of the colour of the leaves. We had a lovely three generational 'walk', the youngest was in a pushchair, and thereby hangs a tale. We ended up on quite...More

Thank Lindy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful time of the year to visit Winkworth, the autumn colours are stunning a photographers dream! You can choose three different walks, none seem very long but there are steps and steep paths, don’t let that put you off there are also plenty of benches...More

Thank mumofgroom
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy nature and like to walk in the English countryside, this is the place for you. We visited in autumn seeing glorious color and views that were breathtaking. There are trees galore, winding pathways, open expanses...some of the trees are fairly common but...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful place to spend an afternoon away from the chaos of London! I hadn't been here before but my beloved wanted to show me the trees sporting their autumn colours. As it still hadn't been too chilly when we visited, the leaves were...More

Thank travelsominx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful autumn experience showing nature in all its glory. Sturdy shoes recommended and if wet will get muddy. Paths are steep and uneven so not good if unsteady on feet. Paths could be better marked and car park is v uneven. Small cafe which on...More

Thank BedsAndFood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Arboretum just after half term mainly on the strength of some of the recent excellent reviews below. Perhaps I was expecting too much and comparing it to the gardens at Sheffield Park but in a word it was a bit too rustic for...More

Thank CruiseInvestor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful walk yesterday. Alan Betts is an amusing and knowledgable guide and I hope I can remember some of the things he told us about the variety of trees in the arboretum. Just one request. Please can you label more of the trees? Otherwise a...More

Thank Road715381
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the Arboretum before and walked around this beautiful and peaceful location. This is definitely a good time of year to visit as the leaves turn and display autumn colours. This time we visited with our 3 year old granddaughter and enjoyed the...More

Thank R1chardN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived and parked along a rutted driveway and made our way to the entrance which was free to National Trust Members. The Autumn Leaves are on the turn and now is the time to visit to enjoy the differing colours. We had a wonderful wander...More

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5 October 2018|
Response from Amarone1961 | Reviewed this property |
A gentle stroll around the whole site should take no more than a couple of hours.
16 August 2017|
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Response from adventuroushare | Reviewed this property |
The dig or the dog?...yes, dogs can go there!! You can't do an archaeological dig tho'!!!
Anurag S
7 April 2017|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
That's a bit of a "how long is a piece of string" question, without a reference to the speed of walking. I remember it as about 500m, so less than 5 minutes walking for me walking quickly or 10 minutes at a dawdle looking... More