National Trust site offering stunning vantage point from which to view Friday’s eclipse 

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Free entry to National Trust members and non-members alike until 10am

By Dorking Advertiser  |  Posted: March 17, 2015

The South Lawn at Polesden Lacey

The South Lawn at Polesden Lacey

POLESDEN Lacey will open from 8am on Friday (March 20) for any sungazers wishing to find a picturesque vantage point from which to view the solar eclipse.

Entry to the historic estate in Bookham will be free to National Trust members and non-members alike until 10am, when normal admission prices will resume.

Viewers will be invited to sit in the deckchairs and watch the phenomenon while enjoying the panoramic views across Ranmore Common.

Early birds keen to claim the best seats can arrive early and buy breakfast from Polesden’s Cow Shed Coffee Shop, which will serve tea, coffee, sausage rolls and hot sausage baguettes from 8am.

Polesden’s visitor experience manager Rob Bishop said: “We decided to open early on Friday because we think the view from the South Lawn will make Polesden one of the best places in Surrey to see it happen.”

The eclipse will be visible over London between 8.24 and 10.41am. Polesden is advising all potential sungazers to bring the proper eyewear for viewing the solar eclipse in safety.

For more information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/polesdenlacey or call 01372 452048