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Went for a Sunday stroll with our teenage treasure 🤗very enjoyable walk and lovely to have a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Great day out- looking forward to Autumn colours there!

Had a lovely day here. Beautiful trees and nice place to walk- would recommend. Could be good to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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 6 days ago

I love visiting arboretums & one might have expected the National Trust's to be special: in fact it has neither the beauty & design of Batsford nor the scientific approach of Westonbirt. The layout is cluttered and tired and the features such as the pictured...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a Sunday stroll with our teenage treasure 🤗very enjoyable walk and lovely to have a coffee at the end with a cheeky biscuit .

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely day here. Beautiful trees and nice place to walk- would recommend. Could be good to bring a packed lunch if have special dietary requirements as food choice is a bit limited as it is a small cafe.

Thank traveller2017449
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live nearby and visit the Arboretum frequently. Our favourite time to visit is spring for the flowering bluebells, Azalea, Rhododendron and Camelia's. This is a truly special time. Autumn brings the fantastic foliage of reds, oranges and browns. If you live in the Guildford...More

Thank Familyof4England
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Winkworth Arboretum caters for all ages. The day we visited recently many small children were enjoying some activities designed for them; meanwhile this didn't interfere with our interest in just sitting on the park benches provided and drinking in the peacefulness provided by the thick...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

First the food “we cook everything we sell here on site”. And what smashing food it is. And such a range in a tiny kitchen/cash desk. We are lucky as a nation that we have such splendid eccentrics. This beautiful piece of Surrey woodland was...More

Thank RobininBRISTOL
Reviewed 9 August 2018

After a few hours wandering around in the heat, we came to the conclusion that the most interesting times to visit are most likely to be Spring and Autumn, when we imagine there must be more of interest to look at. Of course, it was...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2018

A collection of rare and notable tree specimens with outstanding views over the lake. You have to be reasonably fit to explore all the spaces, some very steep hills and valleys. Paths are uneven, however it is to be expected in a woodland, just enjoy...More

Thank Rte0008
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Having never visited before we had expected to be offered a site map on showing our NT cards, but no. The lady on reception seemed totally indifferent. There was a map nearby, but although colour coded we had no idea where to start. Started walking...More

Thank OldieEastMidlands
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Very enjoyable day out in the sunshine with our 6 and 8 year olds and dog. There is a pirate treasure map trail for an extra 50p which was good motivation for the little ones to explore the trails and lunch at the cafe was...More

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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'!!!
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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
25 October 2016|
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Response from LAJAMoo | Reviewed this property |
An update for 2018! There is a super playground for children.