Painshill Park is a Grade I listed 18th century landscape garden with magical follies and a crystal grotto.
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An idyllic destination a short drive from London, Painshill Park is a great place to spend a day enjoying the beauty of the English countryside. Created by the eccentric Charles Hamilton, the park was created as a "romantic landscape". Both organized and naturalistic, the park offers many vistas, perspectives and experiences.
Created with a variety of follies dotting the landscape, the...more
Painshill Park is a quaint and varied grounds to visit. The main attractions in the park are the many follies dotted around the place, almost like a treasure hunt.
The modern white bridge marks the entrance to the park over the river Mole. The manny follies and landmarks make for stunning views and settings, not suprisingly weddings can be held in these grounds. The gothic temple provides...more
A grade 1 listed park, much renovated over the last 25 years, by the trust that owns it.
Created by Charles Hamilton ,in the mid 18th century, after his 2 (obligatory) Grand Tours, he wanted to create an idyllic natural setting, around a lake, with water diverted from the river Mole.
He was very succesful in this, and created a number of follies, a Grotto, and the unusual Turkish Tent.
Large park that used to be the private grounds of some posh bloke (Charles Hamilton), in posh Cobham. It's very posh.
The website says that Painshill was created as a romantic landscape to stimulate the senses and emotions of the visitor. What this means is that it's not just a big expanse of grass - there's follies, lakes, a water wheel, a grotto (really), and numerous sumptuous views....more
Painshill Park is a park in Cobham that was once the grounds of a stately home. It is filled with many landscaping styles and follies by it's creator Charles Hamilton. The park was left to ruin for many years but has been restored over the past decades to an impressive level.
There are many follies to visit including a chinese bridge, gothic tower, gothic temple, faux ruined abbey and the...more