Follies and features

The magical 18th century follies which include The Ruined Abbey, Turkish Tent, Gothic Temple and Gothic Tower have been carefully restored by Painshill Park Trust.

The crystal Grotto is the latest 18th century Painshill folly to be restored. The restoration of this folly is being funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Waterwheel, which operates today, was built by Bramah & Sons in the 1830s to replace the original. It is one of the largest working wheels in the UK. Restored in 1987, the Waterwheel is maintained by volunteers.

The Vineyard was restored in 1992-93. Two and a half acres were replanted with the Pinot Noir cultivar planted by Hon. Charles Hamilton in the 18th century, plus Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc hybrids – to reproduce Hamilton’s Painshill Sparkling Wine.