Historic Tours

Self-Led Visit

Explore the beautiful landscape of Painshill at your own group’s leisure, and follow the guided paths and map. Enjoy the delights of the 18th century landscape garden in all seasons, and view the enchanted follies Hamilton created in order to form ‘living works of art’, across the gardens at Painshill.

Cost: £10 per person – includes admission, a 30min talk, and guidebooks
Group Number: 
Minimum 10 people
Availability: 
All year

For further information please email groups@painshill.co.uk

Introduction to Painshill

Experience a series of beautiful scenes which will continually change and surprise you. Painshill’s Introductory Tour gives you the opportunity to learn all about Painshill’s creator and visionary, The Hon. Charles Hamilton and the history behind the stunning 18th century landscape garden. Your experienced guide will also take you to the best view points and give you exclusive access into our sparkling Crystal Grotto.

Cost: £12.50 per person – includes admission, a guide, arrival refreshments and guidebooks
Group Number: 
Minimum 10 people
Availability: 
All year Approx. 1.5hrs
Booking: 
Advance booking required

For further information please email groups@painshill.co.uk

The Grand Tour

Cover the complete 158 acres on your day out. You will be able to witness one of the UK’s largest working waterwheels in action, as well as walk through the Alpine Valley to find Painshill’s very own Hermitage. This Historical route also includes a stop at our Gothic Tower, where you can climb the 99 steps to the top, and see as far as Canary Wharf and Windsor Castle on a clear day before finishing at the Turkish Tent for refreshments. Groups are then welcome to follow the guide back the Visitor Centre or continue to explore Painshill.

Cost: £15.00 per person – includes admission, a guide, refreshments at the Turkish Tent and guidebooks
Group Number: 
Minimum 10 people
Availability: 
All year Approx. 3hrs
Booking: 
Advance booking required

For further information please email groups@painshill.co.uk

Vines and Wine

Your guide will take you on a Journey through Painshill from the replanted Vineyard to the newly restored Temple of Bacchus exploring the history of Painshill. Enjoy the delights of the 18th century landscape garden, with a glimpse inside the Crystal Grotto before finishing with a wine tasting of Painshill’s white and rose Sparkling wines at the Temple of Bacchus while taking in the breath-taking view of the surrey Landscape

Cost: £18.50 per person – includes admission, a guide, wine tasting and guidebooks
Group Number: 
Minimum 10 people
Availability:
All year Approx. 3hrs
Booking: 
Advance booking required

For further information please email groups@painshill.co.uk

The Gardener’s Tour

Starting in the Walled Garden, follow a member of our landscape team as they walk you through the inspiration behind Painshill and how the seeds and plantings were obtained back in 18th century England. Discover the many species of plants and trees that thrive in the gardens of Painshill, as well as learn about all of the seasonal work involved in maintaining the garden and the many on-going conservation projects.

Cost: £18.50 per person – includes admission, a guide from our landscape team and guidebooks
Group Number: 
Minimum 10 people
Availability:
All year Approx. 3hrs
Booking: 
Advance booking required

For further information please email groups@painshill.co.uk

Joint Tours

Looking to maximise your visit? We’ve teamed up with other local attractions so you can visit two places in one day.