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    Warlingham Sausage & Cider presents - The 80's & 9

    Croydon

    RETRO POP FESTIVAL IN WARLINGHAM NEAR CROYDONLIMITED EARLY BIRD TICKETS JUST £8 PER ADULT OR £15 FOR WEEKEND. CHILDREN GO FREE WITH AN A…more

  • Shere Open Gardens

    Shere Open Gardens

    Shere

    On the afternoon of Sunday 30th June, Shere, one of the most picturesque villages in Surrey, nestling at the foot of the North Downs between Guildford…more

  • Lunar Landing Virtual Run

    Lunar Landing Virtual Run

    Surrey

    The Lunar Landing virtual run is a combination of two great things: running and outer space! Celebrating 50 years since the historic Apollo 11 mission…more

  • Q The MusicJames Bond Concert Spectacular

    Q The MusicJames Bond Concert Spectacular

    Woking

    The popular Q The Music Show is coming to Woking and they will be bringing the fabulous and iconic music of James Bond to you in a stunning concert. F…more

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It is easy to think of Surrey as simply a rich suburb of London for wealthy commuters to spend their bonuses. But that would be to ignore some of the magnificent landscapes and important historical sites that lie at the heart of Surrey. The Surrey Hills, for example, are quite beautiful and have been declared an Area of OutstandingNatural beauty whose lush valleys have inspired musicians, writers and artists for hundreds of years. Dotted around the hills are numerous charming and historic market towns with bustling markets and shops and a wealth of old English heritage.

From Runnymede Meadow in Egham and the Magna Carta Memorial (where King John met up with the 25 barons and signed possibly the most famous document in history) to the gorgeous county town of Farnham with some of southern Englands finest Georgian architecture and a castle dating back to the 12th century, to Dorking, birthplace of composer Vaughn Williams and hundreds of other villages and towns, there are plenty of picturesque historic spots across Surrey.

Most famous of all is Hampton Court Palace, built for Cardinal Wolsey by Henry VIII in 1514 and one of the most famous buildings in all of England. Similarly, the Royal Botanic Kew Gardens (the worlds leading botanic gardens) are also impossible to avoid and one of the UKs most recognizable attractions.

Getting out and about there are famous sporting arenas such as the Oval for the cricket or Epsom for the racing. And for walkers and ramblers, bikers and hikers there are the Greensand Hills and the epic chalk hills of the North Downs Way and something approaching 6,500 acres of countryside to explore, including trails that run along the rivers Wey, Thames and Mole.

Lastly, for daytime entertainment of a different kind there is Chessington World of Adventures and for laid back nightlife there are the numerous bars and clubs of Guildford.

Days Out & Attractions

Attractions in Surrey

Fun days out in Surrey

Enjoy a fun filled and fantastic day out for all the family at a range of attractions in Surrey, including theme parks, castles, zoos, museums and historic houses.

Zoos & Safari Parks in Surrey

Zoos & Safari Parks

Get close-up and personal with a wild animal at a zoo or safari park in Surrey.

Theme Parks in Surrey

Theme Parks

Thrills and spills on rides and rollercoasters at a theme park in Surrey.

Museums in Surrey

Museums

Love British history?Come and take a stroll through the ages at a local museum.

Art galleries in Surrey

Art Galleries

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, enjoy art at its very best.

Experiences

Experiences

Want to try your hand at something completely different? Try an experience...

Updated: 25/06/2019 04:45:11

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