5 Exciting Reasons to Visit Painshill Park Surrey
Painshill Park is a huge landscaped park in Surrey with an array of interesting monuments waiting to be discovered! Highlights include the famous Painshill crystal grotto, the tranquil Serpentine Lake, vast woodlands perfect for exploring and the Gothic Temple which has the most impressive views of the park.
- Getting to Painshill Park
- Top 5 Things to See at Painshill Park
- Painshill Park Prices
- Painshill Park Opening Times
We drove to Painshill Park which is located just off the M25 in Cobham, Surrey. It has a large, free car park which can get quite busy so I recommend getting there at a reasonable time!
I don't want to spoil all the fun so I'll take you through some of my favourites, but do note there are other beautiful garden buildings and follies to see which I haven't mentioned below.
1. The Gothic Temple
The Gothic Temple was the highlight for me, not only is it a pretty structure but it also boasts some incredible views - you're going to want to do a full on photoshoot here! The inside is charming with Gothic architecture (like you'd expect), pops of vibrant red and orange details and cute little windows.
2. Painshill Park Grotto
I don't know why but I originally thought the crystal grotto was all natural but it's obviously not! It's really cool to see in person, unless you're not interested in wandering around crystal-walled caves?! The grotto has it's own opening hours so check times ahead of visiting, it was also the busiest place in the park but certainly not overcrowded by any means.
3. Fivearch Bridge
There are a few bridges surrounding the lake and Fivearch Bridge was my favourite as its completely nestled in nature.
4. Temple of Bacchus
The Temple of Bacchus is impressive from the outside and is currently undergoing renovation to be restored in the inside.
5. The Ruined Abbey
This was the last monument we visited and it was the perfect way to end a lovely day full of artistic sights! The Ruined Abbey looks great from either side of the lake so it's worth making the roundtrip.
Entry to the park is really reasonable at £8 for an adult ticket, £4.10 for a child ticket and £27 for a family ticket which can be used for 2 adults and 2 children. Tickets can be bought when you arrive or purchased in advance if you are super organised!
It can take a few hours to make your way around the entire park so don't underestimate the time you'll need there or the amount of walking required. The park is open daily from 10am - 4pm but don't get there too late as 3pm is the last time to gain entry.
Painshill Park also host a range of events so take a look and see what's on before planing a trip.