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Facebook is suing a company called Teachbook  , which operates a social networking site for teachers, apparently because it has "book" in its name and "competes" with Facebook. Teachbook is described as "a professional community for teachers". Sounds like a threat to Facebook's existence doesn't it?  Well we know of a book that predates Facebook and tells us all about Surrey. Yes "The Doomsdaybook! The Domesday Book was commissioned in December 1085 by William the Conqueror, who invaded England in 1066. The first draft was completed in August 1086 and contained records for 13,418 settlements in the English counties south of the rivers Ribble and Tees (the border with Scotland at the time). Read about Surrey in The Doomsday Book
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Where The English Came FromFrom around 480 AD Saxons from the south and Jutes from east invaded and began settling in the area and establishing a sub-kingdom probably with Middle Saxon overlords. The name Surrey is Saxon, and is a corrupted form (with r replacing the sound đ) of "Suuđ-ye" meaning "South Ridge" or more probably "south administrative unit" (the Old Germanic district "Gau" like those were established by Charlemagne; earlier German spellings were Gowe, Gouwe), referring to its position on the South bank of the Thames. At this time the Surrey area was sparsely populated and almost entirely forested. There was a local truce recorded in c.500 (possibly as a result of the Battle of Badon Hill) and only north and east Surrey were retained by the Anglo-Saxons. The westward expansion into British territory continued from c.550AD with some local British communities becoming marooned within the confines of Saxon Surrey, probably around Walton-on-Thames. From 568 the eastern border of Surrey and Kent is agreed and marked by a ditch. Local tribes named Æschingas, Godhelmingas (around Godalming), Tetingas (around Tooting), Woccingas (between Woking and Wokingham), Basingas (the Blackwater Valley) and Sonningas (around Sonning) are known to have existed.

In 661 the sub-kingdom took Mercia as its overlord. In 675 Surrey became one of the last portions of England to convert to Christianity when its sub-King Frithuwold and his son were baptised. The name of the area at this time is recorded as Sudergeona or "southern region". In 685 Surrey changed allegiance and took Wessex as its overlord. In 690 the western border of Surrey was settled with Wessex; the tribal territories of the Sonningas became part of Berkshire and the Basingas became part of Hampshire. In 705 Surrey was transferred from the Middle Saxon diocese of London to the West Saxon diocese of Winchester. After 771 Surrey came under the rule of Offa of Mercia and was so until 823 when Surrey reverted to Wessex and so remained. Some historians have also speculated that the Nox gaga and the Oht gaga tribes listed in the Mercian Tribal Hidage refers to two distinct groups living in Surrey. They were valued together at 7,000 hides.

Sub Kings and Eorldermen of Surrey
Frithuwold (c.673 - 675)
Frithuric (675 - c.686)
an unknown series of sub regulus until;
Brorda (c.775)
an unknown series of Eorldermen until;
Wulfherd 
(c.823)
Huda (c.853)
an unknown series of Eorldermen until;
Æðelwerd (late 10th century)
Æðelmær (? - 1016) son


 

The West Saxon shire

The territory of Surrey was formally annexed by Wessex in 860 and became a Shire under the same model as the other counties of Wessex. It is around this time that the wars between the Ænglecynn and the Danes reach their height with Surrey becoming the arena for a number of key battles; most notably at the Battle of Ockley in 851 and the Battle of Farnham in 894.

After the death of King Alfred the Great in 899 his son, King Eadweard I was crowned on the King's Stone at Kingston upon Thames. The use of this stone before 902 is unknown but it seems likely that it would have been something of ancient spiritual or political significance. After him another six kings of England from the House of Wessex were crowned here, the last being Æþelræd II in 978.In 1011 it is recorded that Surrey was over-run by Danish forces led by Canute the Great before all of England submitted to them in 1016.

In 1035, Canute died and during the uncertainty that followed the heirs of former Anglo-Saxon rulers attempted to restore the House of Wessex to the throne of Ænglalond. Ælfred Æþling the younger of the two heirs (his older brother being the future Eadweard III) landed on the coast of Sussex with a Norman mercenary body guard and attempted to make his way to London. In the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle there is an account of this fateful encounter:

  • "As Ælfred and his men approached the town of Guildford in Surrey, thirty miles south-west of London, they were met by the powerful Earl Godwin of Wessex, who professed loyalty to the young prince and procured lodgings for him and his men in the town. The next morning, Godwin said to Ælfred: "I will safely and securely conduct you to London, where the great men of the kingdom are awaiting your coming, that they may raise you to the throne." This he said in spite of the fact that the throne was already occupied by the son of Knud, Harold Harefoot, and he was actually in league with King Harold to lure the young prince to his death."
  • "Then the earl led the prince and his men over the hill of Guildown (called today The Hog's Back and is the route of the A31), which is to the west of Guildford, on the road to Winchester, not London. Perhaps the prince had insisted on continuing his journey to his original destination, his mother’s court in Winchester, in any case, Godwin repeated his tempting offer; showing the prince the magnificent panorama from the hill both to the north and to the south, he said: "Look around on the right hand and on the left, and behold what a realm will be subject to your dominion." Ælfred then gave thanks to God and promised that if he should ever be crowned king, he would institute such laws as would be pleasing and acceptable to God and men. At that moment, however, he was seized and bound together with all his men. Nine tenths of them were then murdered. And since the remaining tenth was still so numerous, they, too, were decimated."
  • "Ælfred was tied to a horse and then conveyed by boat to the monastery of Ely. As the boat reached land, his eyes were put out. For a while he was looked after by the monks, who were fond of him, but soon after he died, probably on February 5, 1036."

    Interestingly, during the 1920s the remains of several hundred soldiers, probably Normans, were found to the west of Guildford. They were bound and had been executed. The grave was dated to c.1040. It is likely that they were the guards of poor Prince Ælfred.

    After the Anglo-Saxon restoration through the accession of Eadweard III in 1042 Surrey remained unmolested until the Norman Conquest in 1066.

    Few remains of the ancient British, the Roman, or the Saxon periods in Surrey exist. There is an Iron Age hillfort at Holmbury Hill, and only remnants of the Roman roads Stane Street and Ermine Street remain. Roman and celtic relics, of no great significance, have been found at various locations.

    SURREY
    Although Surrey is small and has 'lost' lots of territory to London, it still retains much unspoilt countryside and a true rural feel. It is indeed a county of some contrast with sprawling suburbs to the north and rolling farmland and countryside to the south, east and west.

    The area has long been important to kings (saxon kings were crowned at Kingston), Lords (lets not forget that the Magna Carta was signed at Runnymede) and, more recently, Captains of industry and a lot of it is prime stockbroker belt land.
    Guildford in the west is a vibrant but small city with superb shopping facilities, a castle, the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and lots of things to do down by the River Wey. Farnham with its castle and keep and super Georgian High St is also a good place to base your self.

    Moving eastwards along the downs the landscape changes to green fields, picturesque villages, market towns and bubbling streams and brooks. There are delightful churches and buildings at Shere, Gomshall, Ripley and Abinger - all well served by local pubs and excellent walks.
    As we move along the downs we come to Ranmore, Leith Hill (the highest point in south east england) and Box Hill where the proliferation of trees atop the hills afford marvellous views and nestled below the three lies Dorking - another market town with a massive history (and vineyard!) and used as a base by Dickens (and the Romans)

    Southern Surrey is really just a collection of villages with no major settlement making it perfect for a leisurely break - the south coast is also easily accessible from here - as is Gatwick Airport.
    To the east lie towns such as Redhill, Reigate, Horley and Caterham - all of which have grown beyond recognition in the last 30 years.

    There are many fine golf courses (wentworth for instance) across the county, walking and riding opportunities beyond compare and a wealth of other activities for the outdoors enthusiast....perfect really!
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    THE SURREY COUNTY SHOW 2015
    Monday 25th May 2015
    Surrey County Show 2015 - the countdown has started!
     The show is held on Stoke Park, near the centre of Guildford and is clearly RAC signposted from all major routes including the A3, the A31 and the A25.
    GPS/sat' nav' co-ordinates are GU1 1TU for visitors and GU1 1ER for exhibitors and competitors.

     Spring Bank Holiday Monday 25th May 2015 - put the date in your diary now!

    Planning for the show is well underway, and as well as a packed schedule of main ring entertainment, here is just a taster of what you can enjoy at the 2015 show:

    The Surrey Food Festival and Food Theatre:
    Top chefs, cookery demonstrations, samples, sales and tastings. Foodie heaven!

    Surrey Farmers' Market:
    Foods and beverages all grown, reared, caught, brewed, picked, baked, smoked or processed by local producers.

    The Surrey County Horse Show:
    Top horses vie for the ribbons. Admire hunters, cobs, native ponies and retrained racehorses to name but a few and enjoy the fast and furious Scurry. Donkeys - in hand, under saddle and driven also feature as does the elegance of side saddle riding.

    Shopping and craft marquee:
     One for the shopaholics! Browse jewellery, clothing, homewares and more in this popular undercover marquee.

    Livestock competitions and parades:
    From the huge Aberdeen Angus cattle to the diminutive pygmy goats, the show is an animal lovers paradise. Prize winning cattle, sheep, pigs and goats take centre stage with the top cattle parading in the Grand Arena.
    Grand Prix showjumping:
    Top ranking international horse and rider teams tackle huge fences, tight turns and fierce competition in the Grand Arena. With a prize fund of over £6000 this is one not to be missed!

    Woodland and forestry:
    A wonderful exhibit, showcasing the importance of woodland and countryside conservation in Surrey. Local craftsmen will work magic with willow wands and demonstrate charcoal burning, wood turning, coppicing and carving.

    Floristry:
    The floristry competition is open to all with a different theme each year. The schedule will be available soon so check back here if you wish to enter.

    Bee keeping and honey:
    Learn how to make your garden bee friendly and help protect these valuable insects. Or why not enter one of the honey competitions - jars of honey, cakes and biscuits, candles or mead are just some of the keenly fought after classes.

    Companion dog show:
    Bring your best friend and have a go in one of our pedigree or non-pedigree classes. All breeds and sizes welcome!

    The Bandstand:
    Enjoy a variety of music from the ever popular bandstand. Perfect entertainment while you enjoy a coffee or your lunch.

    Poultry:
    Thinking about keeping chickens in your garden? Visit the poulty marquee to see the wide range of breeds and chat to the experts on hand.

    Fly fishing:
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    Hounds and hunting:
    Always a favourite with the crowds, local packs of hounds will fill the Grand Arena. A great spectacle and a chance for children (and adults!) to meet these very friendly animals.

    Classic and vintage cars and farm machinery:
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    Hot air balloon challenge:
    The perfect finale to a great day - a spectacular mass launch of hot air balloons in the Grand Arena (weather permitting).

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    Fax: (01737) 354073

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    Croydon Clocktower , Katharine Street , Croydon , Surrey CR9 1ET
    Website: www.croydononline.org
    Tel: (020) 8253 1009
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    Dorking Halls ,Reigate Road, Dorking, Surrey Rh3 1SG Website: www.mole-valley.gov.uk

    Opening Times: Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm (April - September)Monday - Saturday 11.00am - 3.00pm (October - March) Main Services:Provides a range of tourist information including information on Dorking and Leatherhead town centres and nearby attractions. Also provides an accommodation booking service for Mole Valley and sells a range of maps, guides and souvenirs.


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    Fax: (01306) 877277
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    Tel: 01252 715109    Fax: 01252 725083
    E-mail: itourist@waverley.gov.uk

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    14 Tunsgate, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3QT.
    Website: www.guildford.gov.uk
     Opening Times: Monday - Saturday 9.00am - 5.30pm (May - Sept)Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5.00pm (Oct - Apr) Sunday 10.00am - 4.30pm Main Services:The TIC sells tickets to many local events, offers an accommodation booking service and a holiday information service, and sells maps, books and a range of souvenirs.

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    Fax: (01483) 302046
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    Haslemere Museum, 78 High Street, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2LA
    Website: www.haslemere.com/vic

    Opening Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm Main Services:
    Provides extensive lists of local information including tourist information and accommodation. Information packs for new residents are also available. Books, guides and souvenirs are sold by the Museum which is located on the same premises as the TIC.


    Tel: (01428) 645425
    Fax: (01428) 645234
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    4 Victoria Square, Consort Way, Horley, Surrey RH6 7AF
    Tel: (01293) 431500

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    Market House , Market Place , Kingston Upon Thames , Surrey KT1 1JS Website: www.kingston.gov.uk
    Tel: (020) 8547 5592
    Fax: (020) 8547 5594
    Email: tourist.information@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

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    Mole Valley District Council, 25-29 High Street, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8AB
    Tel: (01372) 363385
    Fax: (01372) 360572

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    Town Hall , Castlefield Road , Reigate , Surrey RH2 0SH
    Tel: (01737) 276000
    Fax: (01737) 276718

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    Old Town Hall , Whittaker Avenue , Richmond , Surrey TW9 1TP
    Website: www.visitrichmond.co.uk
    Tel: (020) 8940 9125
    Fax: (020) 8940 6899
    Email: info@visitrichmond.co.uk

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    Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 8PN
    Website: www.thorpepark.com

    Main Services: Within the Annual Passes & Advance Sales Office (in the car park), the kiosk has information provision, brochure racking and internet tourist information.

     
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    The Ambassadors, Peacocks Centre, Woking,Surrey GU21 6GQ Website: www.woking.gov.uk

    Opening Times: Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm, Saturday 9.00am - 4.00pm

    Main Services:
    Provides a wide range of tourist information including an accommodation guide and a free welcome pack for newcomers to the area. Also arranges theatre and cinema bookings for the Ambassadors Complex, Woking and sells a range of maps, books and souvenirs.


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    Bagshot was originally a Saxon village, together with the neighboring Windlesham. Bagshot soon became prosperous as it is the halfway point between London and the West Country. It became a popular area for Saxon royalty to hunt, and today is the residence of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.It is situated in the North-West of Surrey and also in the diocese of Guildford. Bagshot served as an important staging post between London and Southampton. It is situated 43 km (27 miles) southwest of London, off the M3 motorway and on the A30 road, between Camberley and Sunningdale. Many of the village's original coaching inns can be still be seen. Much of the surrounding land is owned by the Ministry of Defence and is part of Windsor Great Park and the Green Belt. The village is served by Bagshot railway station.
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    Archaeology Centre
    This building was once the main police station for Bagshot, but after being closed was given a completely new life as the headquarters of the local Archaeology Society. The collection is a great place to start if you are interested in the roots of this area of study. There are many pieces on display that have been discovered on digs in the locality.
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    Beddington

    is a settlement between the London Boroughs of Sutton and Croydon.The village lay within the Anglo-Saxon administrative division of Wallington hundred.The settlement appears in Domesday Book as Beddinton(e). It was held partly by Robert de Watevile from Richard de Tonebrige and by Miles Crispin.


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    Carew Manor

    Carew Manor is a Community Special School, primarily for pupils with moderate learning difficulties, but also for some pupils who have additional difficulties whether they be physical, social, emotional, or behavioural.All children who come to Carew Manor have ‘Statements of Special Educational Needs’ and our job is to address those needs on an individual basis and assist the youngster to achieve their full potential and equip them for the adult world both in work and leisure.School days are, and should be, happy days where hard work is undertaken whilst still retaining that element of fun!


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    Byfleet Bowls Club
     is one of the central sporting organisations in the small Surrey community of Byfleet. Located close to the centre of the town near the recreation ground the club has a large membership and the facility is well used throughout the year. Byfleet play games within the club and take on opponents from the local area. Guests and new members are always welcome to find out a little more about the great sport.
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    Byfleet Library
     is one of the centres of community life in this Surrey town. The facility carries a large range of books and audio material as well as an extensive video and DVD collection. The library is open throughout the week for research and lending and occasionally displays exhibitions of local artists work and hosts talks and seminars in the foyer area.
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    Byfleet Methodist Church
    Byfleet Methodist Church is a Christian facility located at the heart of Byfleet in Surrey. The church is a place of worship and meeting for a large and friendly congregation who are always looking to meet new people as guests or to join the congregation. The church likes to take an active role in the affairs of the area and is actively involved in charitable and social outreach projects to help those in less fortunate positions.
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    Byfleet Park
    Byfleet Park and Recreation Ground is a large publicly owned and managed facility close to the centre of the Surrey town. It has for many generations provided a place of rest and relaxation for the people of the borough and the many smaller communities that surround it. In the summer months the facility is popular with picnickers and walkers and throughout the year seasonal sports are played on the large pitches that cover the area.
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    Surrey KT14 7LW

     
    Byfleet Public Tennis
    Byfleet Public Tennis Courts are an excellent local authority provided facility at the centre of the community. Throughout the year the all-weather courts are used by people from the town and surrounding local areas for casual games of tennis, and the occasional tournament is held on the facility. The courts are open to all comers and are free of charge operating on a first come first served basis.
    Byfleet Public Tennis
    Rectory Lane, Byfleet,
    Surrey KT14 7LW
    Map

    Byfleet War Memorial
    Situated at the junction between the main thoroughfare and the edge of the town centre in Byfleet, this simple yet extremely evocative monument was constructed to celebrate the bravery and commemorate the loss of many of the local people who fought in the two world wars of the 20th Century. This area and it’s people like every area of the country was deeply effected by this loss and this monument shows the public gratitude for the basic rights that were defended in those dark days.
    Byfleet War Memorial
    Byfleet,
    Surrey KT14
    Map


    St. John the Baptist Church
    St. John the Baptist Church is one of the largest parish churches in the area and is one of the significant architectural landmarks of the area. Set in the centre of the community on one of the arterial roads, the church is home to a large and friendly Christian congregation who meet on a regular basis at the facility to partake in worship and prayer as well as organise local charity and community events.
    St John
                  the Baptist Church
    Parvis Road, West Byfleet,
    Surrey KT14
    Map
     ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CLICK 
     Tel :01932 345270
    St. Mary’s Church
    St. Mary’s Church is a fine old Parish church on the edge of Byfleet. It was built over a significant period and has been added to during it’s long and illustrious existence, making it a beautiful piece of ecclesiastical architecture to be admired. The church is home to a good sized Christian congregation who proudly ensure the facility is up kept in fine style. The grounds of the church are beautiful and a fine place for a stroll.
    St
                  Mary's
    124 Church Road, Byfleet,
    Surrey KT14 7NF
    Map

    Tel : 01932 342374
    West Byfleet Bowls Club
     is a great sporting facility at the centre of a small, bustling community. The centre has a large membership of regular players who pride themselves on achieving a high standard in the game. Bowls has in some ways got a reputation as being an exclusively aging and outdated game which has begun to change in recent times thanks to clubs like this encouraging youth development and hosting open days.
    West
                  Byfleet Bowls Club
    West Byfleet,
    Surrey KT14 7LJ
    Map


    West Byfleet Park
    A good sized public park, this green area stands at the heart of West Byfleet, a part of Byfleet in Surrey. The park has a long history as being a place that local people can meet and trade. However in recent times the park has been used more as a place of recreation. It is home to a great deal of walkers and picnickers throughout the summer months and all year around hosts a variety of sports.
    West
                  Byfleet Park
    West Byfleet,
    Surrey KT14
    Map


    West Byfleet War Memorial
    West Byfleet War Memorial is a large monument that stands at the very heart of the community, close to the parish church and major thoroughfares. The memorial was constructed by the people of the town a a reminder of the great losses that were suffered in the area and the great sacrifices made by those who went off to war in the 20th Century to defend the basic freedoms that today we take for granted.
    West Byfleet War Memorial
    Old Woking Road, West Byfleet,
    Surrey KT14
    Map


    Camberley
    Located in west surrey Camberley is a large town surrounded by Surrey Heathland and good for visiting all local towns and villages including Aldershot, Guildford, basingstoke and Bracknell. There has been a lot of development over the last 25 hours and as such it is big centre for commerce and business with a lot of substantial companies head quartering here. Nearby are army ranges , barracks and the famous military academy Sandhurst.



    Basingstoke Canal Visitor Centre
    The Basingstoke Canal is declared by many to be Britain's most beautiful waterway. From the rolling North Hampshire hills to the dramatic flights of locks in Surrey, the tree lined canal offers a variety of delights.The canal is a SSSI nature reserve, teeming with wildlife, while its 200-year old bridges and locks hold a surprise around every corner. Add in the colourful sight of traditional canal boats and you have a unique attraction all for free!The canal can be enjoyed from the 32-mile long towpath or by boat or canoe. The best place to start your visit, or to find out more is at the Basingstoke Canal Visitor Centre at Mytchett, right on the Hampshire and Surrey border.
    Basingstoke
                Canal Visitor Centre
     
    Mytchett Place Road
    Mytchett
    Camberley
    Surrey
    GU16 6DD  
     map
    e-mail:
    info@basingstoke-canal.co.uk
     BASINGSTOKE CANAL CLICK 
     
    Tel: +44 (0) 1252 370073
    Fax: +44 (0) 1252 371758
    Blackbushe Sunday Market
    If you enjoy hunting for excellent bargains then Blackbushe Sunday Market is the place for you. The market is one of the biggest in England with hundreds of stalls selling a variety of items. Whether you are looking for fashion, CDs and DVDs, mobile phones, household goods, toys for the children or just a tasty bacon roll the market is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The site has a huge number of parking spaces and there is a small entrance fee.
    Blackbushe
                Sunday Market
    Blackbushe Airport, Blackwater, Camberley, Surrey GU17 9LG 
     
    Blackbushe Sunday Market BLACKBUSHE MARKET CLICK
    Phone: +44 (0)1252 878074
    Royal Logistic Corps Museum
    The Royal Logistic Corps was formed in 1993 and is made up of several fine regiments that were amalgamated at this time, including the Royal Transport Corps, the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, the Royal Pioneer Corps, the Royal catering Corps and the Postal and Courier Service. There is a chronological exhibition on display that takes visitors on a journey through history, watching the development of these regiments.
    Royal logistics Corps Museum
     Deepcut, Camberley,
    Surrey GU16 6RW 
     
    E-mail Royal Logistic Corps Museum
    ROYAL LOGISTICS CLICK
    Phone: +44 (0)1252 833371  -  Fax: +44 (0)1252 833484
    Surrey Heath Museum
    The Surrey Heath Museum hold a number of displays, exhibitions and talks throughout the year.  Surrey Heath Museum holds a variety of records relating to the history of the area including a selection of old local ratebooks, historic maps, some editions of the Camberley News (1920 - 1968) and a database of local buildings showing date of construction and builder where known.
    Surrey Heath
                Museum
     
    Surrey Heath House
    Knoll Road
    Camberley
    Surrey
    GU15 3HD
     map
      SURREY HEATH MUSEUM CLICK

     
    Tel: +44 (0) 1276 - 707284
    Fax: +44 (0) 1276 - 707183
    Carshalton
    Carshalton is on the edge of the suburbs making it very handily placed for trips to and from London. Lush Surrey countryside is not far and there are plenty of amenities here to enjoy as well as a busy station. This is commuter land and the shops and restaurants and varied and interesting.



    All Saints Church
    This historic church is one of the centrepieces of the town area around old Carshalton. The building casts a shadow over the nearby Grove public park and pond at the centre of the road intersection outside. The church was designed by A. Blomfeld and is thought to have been one of many that have stood on this historic site since the middle ages. The church is still home to a large and friendly Christian population.
    All Saints
                Church, Carshulton
    Talbot Road, Carshalton,
    Surrey SM5 3BS
    Map


    Beddington Park
    Originally part of the deer park at Carew Manor at its peak in Tudor times the park was vast and took up a large area around Mitcham and Merton. During the nineteenth century the importance of the local landowners waned and the park fell into public hands and was gifted to the people of the borough as a place to relax away from the dirty streets. The area has been the site of many important archaeological discoveries. The park is full of cultured gardens, lakes and canals and also has facilities for people to play sports but is primarily a place of peace and tranquillity for locals and tourists to sit back and watch the world go by.
    Beddington
                  Park
    Croydon Road, Carshalton,
    Surrey SM6 7LF
    Map

    Phone: +44 (0)20 8770 5000
    Carshalton House Water Tower
    The water tower is a very unusual early 18th century garden building. As the name suggests, this contained a water-powered pump which supplied water to Carshalton House and the fountains in its garden. However, the building was and is much more than this as it contains a splendid early 18th century cold bath lined with Delft tiles.
    Water Tower
    West Street, Carshalton,
    Surrey
    SM5 3PS 
    map

     CARSHALTON WATER TOWER CLICK 
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 8770 4781
    Fax: +44 (0) 20 8770 4777
    Carshalton Library
    Carshalton Library is a fine community facility housed in a municipal building at the heart of the small Surrey community of Carshalton. The library is home to a good selection of books, video and audio material as well as maps and a a collection of documents relating to local history. The library is also used as a community education facility and a place for public lectures and exhibitions to be held from time to time.
    Carshulton
                Library
    The Square, Carshalton,
    Surrey SM5 3BN 
    Map

     
    E-mail Carshalton Library
    Phone: +44 (0)20 8647 1151
    Carshulton Park
    In the eighteenth century Carshalton Manor was owned by the Scawen family, but after they ran out of money they have very little trace of their existence except Carshalton Park. This vast green area has a grotto within it, once designated as a mansion below ground it was never finished and its remains are still to be seen behind a grill on one side of the park. The area has woodland, sports facilities and all that you might expect from a large green area on the borders of London. There is a sense of great loss in the area that dates back to the Scawen’s, as if something was never quite finished and the overgrown open-air swimming pool is testimony to this.
    Carshulton Park
    Ruskin Road, Carshalton,
     Surrey SM5 3DD
    Map

     
    CARSHULTON PARK CLICK
    Phone: +44 (0)20 8770 5000
    The Charles Cryer Theatre
    The Charles Cryer Theatre is one of the most popular theatres in the area. An intimate venue it offers a great deal of choice to the viewer, always attempting to push back boundaries and show productions that people might not be expecting. Throughout the year the theatre has a steady range of productions from tragedy to comedy and everywhere in-between. The facility is also used as studio facility by many organisations and particularly performance artists and dancers.
    Charles Cryer Theatre
    High Street, Carshalton,
    Surrey SM5 3BB
    Map

    Charles Cryer Studio Theatre Click
    Phone: +44 (0)20 8770 4950
    The Grove
    The Grove is an historic park that crosses both Sutton and Carshalton in the order between south London and northern Surrey. The large park was once a part of a stately home, but now has been divided up into several smaller recreation grounds. Some of the grove is used for organised sport whereas other parts have been made into children's playgrounds. The majority of the area is used for free recreation and relaxation by passing people
    The Grove
    Carshalton,
    Surrey SM5 3AL
    Map


    Holy Cross Catholic Church
    Holy Cross is a relatively modern Catholic Church on the edge of Carshalton in Surrey. The church forms an important part of the local community and welcomes members to its congregation from across a broad socio-economic range, without discrimination, but together as one to worship God. The church members like to also take part in regular social events and charitable drives to help those less fortunate than themselves.
    Holy Cross
                Catholic Church
    46 North Street, Carshalton,
     Surrey SM5 2JD
    Map


    Honeywood Heritage Centre

    The core of Honeywood dates from the 17th century but the building has many later additions including major extensions of 1896 and 1903 when it was a house owned by John Pattinson Kirk, a London merchant. The house is rich in period detail and much of the interior has recently been restored to the 1903 colour scheme. There billiard room with its original Edwardian table and fittings.Honeywood contains has displays on the history of the local area including Henry VIII and Nonsuch Palace, the River Wandle, Victorian Carshalton, Edwardian toys and local railways. There are many hands on activities for children. There are many fine paintings showing the local area in the 19th and early 20th centuries. There is also has a gift shop and tea room.


    Honeywood Heritage Centre
    Honeywood Walk
    Carshalton
    Surrey
    SM5 3NX
     map
    e-mail: lbshoneywood@btconnect.com
       HONEYWOOD HERITAGE
    CENTRE CLICK 
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 8770 4297
    Fax: +44 (0) 20 8770 4777
    Little Holland House
    Take a step back in time and visit the former home of artist, designer and craftsman Frank Dickinson (1874-1961). The Grade II* interior was created entirely by Dickinson, inspired by the ideals of John Ruskin and William Morris and contains Dickinson's paintings, hand-made furniture, furnishings, metalwork and friezes, in Arts and Crafts style.
    Little Holland
                House
    40 Beeches Avenue
    Carshalton Beeches
    Carshalton
    Surrey
    SM5 3LW 
     map
     LITTLE HOLLAND HOUSE CLICK
     
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 8770 4781
    Fax: +44 (0) 20 8770 4777
    Memorial Flagpole
    The Carshalton Memorial Flagpole was put in place as a lasting reminder of the sacrifice that so many men of the borough made during both the First and Second World Wars to defend the freedom and liberties that we enjoy today. The flagpole was erected by the borough to be used for ceremonial occasions when the bravery and selflessness of those soldiers is remembered.
    Memorial
                Flagpole
    Festival Walk, Carshalton,
    Surrey SM5 3NV
      Map

    Sutton Arena Leisure Centre
    This magnificent facility is owned by the local authority and managed on their behalf. Used by some of the area's top athletes and sports people, the Sutton Arena Leisure Centre has a large swimming pool and gymnasium offering state of the art training facilities to all comers. There is also a sports hall that allows for many different disciplines to be practiced at the same time. Outside is a running track and field area where people can compete in throwing and jumping events.
    Sutton Arena Leisure Centre
    Middleton Road, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 1SL
    Map
    E-mail Sutton Arena Leisure Centre 
    SUTTON ARENA CLICK
    Phone: +44 (0)20 8770 4088  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 8770 4116
    Sutton Ecology Centre
    Sutton Ecology Centre is a fascinating facility to visit and is situated in the beautiful surroundings of the old rectory near the Grange. The centre provides education into the natural habitats of animals and plants and studies the effects that we as humans have on the environment. It is open to the public to stroll around the grounds and organised visits can be arranged to have more detailed viewings of the facilities of the institute.
    Sutton Ecology
                Centre
    The Old Rectory
    Festival Walk
    Carshalton, Surrey SM5 3NY 
     map
    E-mail Sutton Ecology Centre

    Tel: +44 (0) 20 8770 5820
    Fax: +44 (0) 20 8770 5820
    Westcroft Leisure Centre
    Westcroft is a public owned leisure facility run by the local authority. It is extremely popular and offers a wide range of leisure and fitness facilities as well as a range of coaching and sports clubs. The centre has a large swimming pool that is open to the public most of the day, a gymnasium offering both weight training and cardio-vascular exercise machine in air-conditioned environs. The sports hall is able to accommodate most indoor sports and is used as a training facility by many local clubs.
    Westcroft
                Leisure Centre
    Westcroft Road, Carshalton,
    Surrey SM5 2TG
    Map

    Phone: +44 (0)20 8770 4800  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 8770 4841
    Caterham
    Caterham is a town in the Tandridge District of Surrey, England. It lies on the A22 Eastbourne road south of Croydon in a valley cut into the dip slope of the North Downs.The village lay within the Anglo-Saxon administrative division of Tandridge hundred.The original settlement was on the ridge above the modern town and is now called Caterham-on-the-Hill. The modern town in the valley is a product of the Victorian age and the coming of the Caterham railway line in 1856.

    Caterham
    East Surrey Museum
    Based in Caterham, the East Surrey Museum is a large archive collection of interesting pieces that have been brought together to tell the story of this area of the country. There are many pieces on display that include archaeological finds that have been found in digs that have taken place across the county. There are also examples of antiques, maps, documents and photographs that help to bring the rich history to life.
    East Surrey
                Museum
    1 Stafford Road
    Caterham
    Surrey
    CR3 6JG
     map
    E-mail East Surrey Museum
    EAST SURREY MUSEUM CLICK

    Tel: +44 (0) 1883 - 340275
    Fax: +44 (0) 1883 - 340275
    Chertsey
    The development of Chertsey was originally due to it's status as an island, surrounded by marsh, the Thames and its tributary systems.In 666 AD a famous monastery was established - Chertsey Abbey, and despite being pillaged by the Vikings on two occasions, it survived to become the wealthiest religious house in Surrey.The monks were responsible for the establishment of the town in the 12th century. The town was carefully planned, and archaeological excavations have suggested that it was surrounded by a ditch.The town was the centre for trade in the local area, but seems not to have expanded much beyond its medieval limits until the 19th Century.Its economy was based on agriculture and, also later, market gardening.
    Tile and brick making was an important industry in the area from the 13th to 20th centuries. The Abbots of Chertsey had a residence in London and the capital has continued to be important to the development of the town. In the early 18th Century it became fashionable for the gentry to live away from London, and number of fine buildings in Chertsey were built in this period.In 1848 the railway station was opened, and this was largely responsible for the subsequent expansion of the town.Although its historic centre has remained largely unchanged the continuing redevelopment scheme for Chertsey is making many changes and improvements.

    Chertsey
    Tourist
                      Information
    Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 8PN
     CHERTSEY CLICK 



    Chertsey Museum

    Chertsey Museum is housed in The Cedars, a Grade II listed Regency townhouse with an attractive garden. It explores the history of the Runnymede area through hands-on exhibits and its varied collection. This includes items of national importance such as a rare 10th century Viking sword, Medieval decorative tiles from Chertsey Abbey and historic fashions from the Olive Matthews Collection. Regular temporary exhibitions and a Discovery Zone support the permanent displays.


    Chertsey
                Museum
    33 Windsor Street
    Chertsey
    Surrey
    KT16 8AT 
     map 
    E-mail Chertsey Museum 
    CHERTSEY MUSEUM CLICK

    Tel: +44 (0)1932 565 764
    Fax: +44 (0)1932 571 118
    Great Cockcrow Railway

    Emanating from the Greywood Central Railway, built from 1946, at a private address in Walton-on-Thames, the Great Cockcrow Railway opened in 1968 in the small village of Lyne near Chertsey. The layout has continually grown since moving to its present site, and a brief account of the progress can be found on this site and in the special brochure available from the ticket office.

    The GCR is 7 ¼ inch gauge , and offers a choice of two regular routes, served about every five minutes each. There is a special train which covers both routes on its journey, and normally consists of a longer length train and is normally double-headed. The miniature railway is not one of those that offers a ‘trip round the garden pond’. Authentic prototypical operation is evident. To this end the whole layout is fully signalled with strict block working and full track circuits.
    Great Cockrow
                Railway
    Hardwick Lane
    Lyne
    Chertsey
    Surrey
    KT16
     map
     GREAT COCKROW RAILWAY CLICK 

    Tel: +44 (0) 1932 565474
    Fax: +44 (0) 1932 252748
    John Battleday Waterski
    John Battleday Waterski is situated close to Thorpe Park theme park and is therefore easily accessible by road, rail or bus. Some activities available are waterskiing, wakeboarding, and cableskiing. All levels of ability are catered for and beginners are advised to book a half day course to make the most of the experience. Children are also welcome and are supplied with a wetsuit and lifejacket before their lesson. Corporate events and parties can also be held here. There is a beach style café/bar which provides the perfect setting for your event.
    John Battleday
                Waterski
    Thorpe Road, Chertsey,
    Surrey KT16 8PH
    Map
    E-mail John Battleday Waterski 
     JOHN BATTLEDAY WATERSKI CLICK 

    Phone: +44 (0)870 6061270  -  Fax: +44 (0)1932 568550
    Thorpe Park
    In 1998 The Tussauds Group, one of Europe’s largest operators and developers of visitor attractions bought Thorpe Park. Covering over 500 acres, Thorpe Park is today one of the UK’s best theme parks and offers amusements for young people, families and groups. It is divided into a number of theme areas, each with its own rides and attractions. The park is within easy reach of London, being sited between junctions 11 to 13 (access from junction 12 is not possible).
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    Chertsey
    Surrey
    KT16 8PN
    map
    THORPE PARK CLICK

    Phone: +44 (0)1932 562633
    Chessington
    Chessington is a town in Greater London just north of Leatherhead and home to nearly 23,000 people. The Hogsmill River runs through the town, and the church of St Mary’s dates back to the 13th Century which makes for an interesting interlude.



    Chessington Methodist Church
    Chessington Methodist Church is a modern facility located on the edge of the Surrey town of Chessington. Built I a simple style, the church is well decorated on the inside and makes for a very interesting and welcoming place of worship. The church is home to a large Christian congregation who like to take a leading role in the affairs of the community organising social and charity events.
    Chessington
                Methodist Church
    Church Lane, Chessington,
    Surrey KT9 2DJ
    Map

     
    CHESSINGTON METHODIST CLICK  
    Phone: +44 (0)20 8296 9344
    Chessington World of Adventures
    Chessington World of Adventures offers something for all the family. We are the south’s ’number one’ theme park, situated near London, offering everything from the spine-tingling rides and attractions to the exotic animal encounters and crazy comedy capers. Indeed, Chessington’s new themed animal enclosures allow you to get closer to the real thing than you would have believed possible with huge viewing windows providing an ’up close’ experience for the visitor.
    Chessington
                World of Adventure
    Leatherhead Road
    Chessington
    Surrey
    KT9 2NE
     map
    CHESSINGTON WORLD OF ADVENTURE CLICK 

     
    Tel: +44 (0) 1372 - 729560
    Chobham
    is a small village in NW Surrey.  The River Bourne runs through the village and floods it occasionally.he village lies within the Godley hundred, a Saxon administrative area. Chobham appears in Domesday Book as Cebeham.
    Chobham War
                Memorial
    Chobham Village Portal
    Virtual Chobham
    Chobham News and Mail
    St Lawrence Church history

    Chobham Museum
    Chobham Museum is located at the heart of this community and is one of the most visited attractions in the area. It contains a large and rich collection that has been built up over many years and is the product of some hard work by enthusiasts and volunteers. Ranging from the very earliest settlements to the modern day, the collection contains artefacts and antiques that bring history alive.
    Chobham Museum
    Benhams Corner, Bagshot Road, Chobham, Surrey GU24 8BP
    E-mail Chobham Museum  
     CHOBHAM MUSEUM CLICK
    Phone: +44 (0)1276 858322
    Cobham
    Cobham is a town that links back to the Iron Age, in the County of Surrey, and is home to eleven thousand people. The River Mole meanders through the town that has a peppering of ancient and historic buildings, such as Cobham Mill, dating back to 1822 although a Mill has been on this site since Medieval times. The delightful church of St Andrews dates back to Norman times, and has many treasures to share. Artists will grab an extra brush or two as the enchanting cottages and houses are near to the church. 
    Cobham High
                Street
     www.cobhamheritage.org.uk

    Cobham Bus Museum
    Cobham Bus Museum is the oldest unique collection of buses that exists in the country and has quickly become a hit amongst the people of the transport community. Set up and run by a group of enthusiasts and volunteers, the collection is made up from a series of fine looking vehicles that have been brought together from across the country and preserved at the height of their beauty.
    Cobham Bus
                Museum
    Redhill Road, Cobham,
    Surrey KT11 1EF
    Map
    E-mail Cobham Bus Museum 
    COBHAM BUS MUSEUM CLICK

    Phone: +44 (0)1932 868 665
    Cobham Mill
     Opens every second Sunday of the month (April to October), 2.00pm - 5.00pm.It is open for demonstrations of the milling of corn Admission free. Group or school bookings are available throughout the year.The beautifully restored Cobham Mill is situated on a picturesque stretch of the River Mole. Cobham Mill is a Grade II listed building, dating from the early 16th century. The mill operated for centuries until 1928 when water milling became unprofitable, and the building became used as a shop and storehouse. The mill was then damaged by a tank during World War II, and was partly demolished in 1953 to enable the widening of Mill Road. The remaining part of the mill quickly deteriorated, until 1986 when restoration work began, led by the Cobham Mill Preservation Trust. With much hard work, the waterwheel was turning again by June 1991, and in May 1993 the mill was opened to the public.
     
    Cobham Mill
    Mill Road, Cobham
    For further information about the Cobham Mill Preservation Trust please contact: Membership Secretary,
    14 Church Street,
    Cobham,
    Surrey,
    KT11 3EG.
     COBHAM MILL CLICK 
    tel: 01932 867387
    Chatley Heath Semaphore Tower
    An interesting relic of naval communications history, set in 700 acres of picturesque wood and heathland, offering stunning views from London to the North Downs. In 1822, messages were sent between London and Portsmouth in just 15 minutes, and Chatley Heath is the last surviving tower in the chain. A 20 minute walk along marked trails through wood and heathland brings you to the tower where you can see demonstrations of the working semaphore mast and have a go yourself on replica models.
    Chatley Heath
                Semaphore Tower
    Pointers Road
    Cobham
    Surrey
    KT11 1PQ 
     map 
     CHATLEY HEATH TOWER CLICK 
    Tel: +44 (0) 1372 458822
    Ockham and Wisley Commons
    Ockham and Wisley Commons have been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and are part of a European Special Protection Area. The heathland on Ockham common is rare and is known for its beautiful purple heather in the summer. Wisley Common is wetter than Ockham and is home to many species of wetland plants and birds. Both commons have a large population of dragonflies and damselflies. A rare bird known as a hobby (a small falcon) can also be found here. There are two main trails that lead you through the woods to the commons.

    Ockham &
                Wisley Commons
    Cobham, Surrey KT11
    OCKHAM & WISLEY COMMONS CLICK .

    Painshill Park
    Painshill Park is a unique award winning restoration of England's Georgian Heritage. Within its 160 acres its Hamilton landscapes are a work of art that influenced the future of England's countryside and culture.Between 1738 and 1773 the Hon. Charles Hamilton created a tranquil parkland setting enriched by the buildings and waters, trees and shrubberies that helped define the subtle and surprising vistas.Around the 14 acre serpentine lake Hamilton assembled a series of carefully designed views known as The Hamilton Landscapes. The visitor moves from scene to scene; past the vineyard to an evergreen amphitheatre and on to the Gothic Temple, from the magical crystal grotto to a ruined Mausoleum, from a wild wood to the colourful flower beds that surround the site of the Temple of Bacchus.Following years of dereliction The Hamilton Landscapes have been authentically restored to their original pre-eminence winning the Europa Nostra Medal for exemplary restoration.
    Painshill
                Park
    Portsmouth Road
    Cobham
    Surrey
    KT11 1JE
     map
    E-mail Painshill Park  
    PAINSHILL PARK CLICK

     
    Tel: 0871 716 2243
    Coulsden



    Chaldon Way Gardens
    Ornamental Gardens with a shelter Located in Coulsdon, the Garden is at the junction of Marlpit Lane and Chaldon WayChaldon Way Gardens is a small ornamental garden adjacent to Coulsdon Memorial Ground.The area was given to the Urban District Council by the developer, Fairdean Heights Ltd, who built the surrounding houses during the 1930s.  It was also agreed that the Company will allow the Council, at its own cost, to collect and use free of charge for the purposes of the original layout of the land as a public open garden, such earth, turf, sub-soil, flowers and shrubs as can be removed from the Company's Fairdean Heights Estate.This generous offer resulted in an excellent ornamental garden being constructed with lawns, shrub beds and annual bedding displays and a small shelter at one end of the garden.

    Coulsdon, the Garden is at the junction of Marlpit Lane and Chaldon Way.
    CHALDON WAY GARDENS CLICK
    020 8726 6900
    Coulsdon Common


    Coulsdon Congregational


    Coulsdon Methodist Church


    Coulsdon Public Bowling Green


    Croydon Natural History & Scientific Society Museum
    The Natural History and Science Society Museum in Croydon is a popular visitor attraction. It carries a large collection of specimens of animals that have been brought together from academic and educational collections over a period of many years. The museum looks closer at the ay that the earth operates as a unit, with the many species and plants playing their part in the life cycle.

    Coulsdon, Croydon,
    London CR5 3BW
    Map
    Phone: +44 (0)20845454657
    Farthing Downs Tree Belt

    Located in Coulsdon, the belt runs parallel to Chaldon Way from Marlpit Lane to Drive Road.The tree belt is an ancient hedgerow with over twenty species of trees and shrubs along its length including, Ash, Hazel, Oak, Yew, Wayfaring Tree, Beech, Field Maple, Holly and Hawthorn.The tree belt formed a boundary between the lower fields and Farthing Downs (which belongs to the City of London).
    The Downs have a long and interesting history, they were farmed by the Celts because the tree cover was lighter compared with the heavily wooded lower valley. They divided the area into small oblong fields which were ploughed and cultivated, the banks, called lynchets, can be seen today, and are a result of the cultivation process.




    Old Coulsdon Bowling Club


    Old Coulsdon War Memorial


    St. Andrew’s Church


     St. John’s Church


    St. Mary’s Church


    The Glade


    Cranleigh
    is a large village, proclaimed the largest in England, and is situated 8 miles south east of Godalming  .

    Cranleigh Parish Council
    Cranleigh Village Community Net
    The Cranleigh Show

    Cranleigh Arts Centre
    Cranleigh Arts Centre was once the village school and was built in 1847. Today, the building has a main hall which is used for theatre productions, cinema showings and as a public meeting room. There is a bar, a gallery that showcases work by local artists and community projects, and a pottery. The arts centre plays host to a wide range of activities including film, live music, theatre, workshops and exhibitions. It may also be hired for private functions.
    Cranleigh Arts Centre
    1 High Street, Cranleigh,
    Surrey GU6 8AS 
    E-mail Cranleigh Arts Centre 

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    Phone: +44 (0)1483 278001  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 278003
    Cranleigh Leisure Centre
    While Cranleigh Leisure Centre doesn’t look as appealing as some newer leisure complexes from the outside, it has many activities to choose from within its walls. The leisure centre boasts two swimming pools, two squash courts, a soft play area, an exercise studio, two outside tennis courts, and a health and fitness area. The soft play area is great for children and there is a crèche facility for parents who want to enjoy what the centre has to offer without worrying about the younger members of the family.
    Cranleigh Leisure Centre
    Village Way, Cranleigh,
     Surrey GU6 8AE
    Map

    Phone: +44 (0)1483 274400
    St Nicolas Parish Church
    The parish church of St Nicolas stands in the village of Cranleigh which, according to the sign leading into the village, is “England’s largest village”. The church itself was built in the early 12th Century and its font also dates from this time. In 1944, during the second world war, a bomb hit the church destroying the church room and infant school and thereby leaving only three of its fourteen stained glass windows intact. The church also has a 12th Century carving known as the Cheshire Cat which some believe to have been Lewis Carroll’s inspiration for his famous Alice in Wonderland character.
    St Nicholas Parish Church
    High Street, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8AS
    Map
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     ST NICHOLAS CLICK  
    Phone: +44 (0)1483 273620
    St Peter & St Paul Church
    The parish church of St Peter & St Paul that stands in the small village of Ewhurst near Cranleigh in Surrey is a mishmash of historical eras as parts of the church date back to almost every century since it was built in 1141. In the south wall of the nave are the remains of a Norman doorway, there is an early 17th Century pulpit from the Jacobean era, and the font dates back to either the 13th or 14th centuries.
    St Peter & St Paul Church
    The Street, Ewhurst,
    Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 7PX
    Map
    Phone: +44 (0)1483 277584
    Croydon

    In the late Saxon period, it was the centre of a large estate belonging to the Archbishops of Canterbury. The church and the archbishops' manor house occupied the area still known as the Old Town. The archbishops used the manor house as an occasional place of residence and would continue to have important links as Lords of the manor, a title originally bestowed on Archbishop Lanfranc by William the Conqueror,  and then as local patrons right up to the present day. Croydon appears in Domesday Book as Croindene. The town of Croydon is a lively shopping, arts and business centre in northeast Surrey, just ten miles from central London. Public transport links are superb with the south coast only 40 minutes train ride away and London only 20 minutes, whilst Croydon‚s tram system provides links to Gatwick airport as well as being an environmentally friendly solution to public transport around the town itself. Croydon has a huge shopping centre plus eight hundred restaurants and cafes providing a diverse range of foods from countries all over the world. There are also many traditional pubs and nightclubs. At the heart of the town centre is the arts complex and event venue of Fairfield Halls, which has attracted many famous bands in the past including The Beatles.  Croydon had a rich past as a medieval market town, seat for the Archbishops of Canterbury for 800 years, and stop for stage coaches on the original road between London and Brighton. Though flattened during the war so a bit of a concrete jungle, some original buildings survived including the Victorian clock tower (now housing an art gallery), 16th century brick almshouses, and a 11th century palace used by the archbishops. There are ornamental gardens surrounding Croydon‚s prominent landmark of a huge Victorian water tower plus over a hundred other open spaces. The ponds at Waddon are nice for a walk through weeping willow filled water gardens, whilst the observation point at the largest of the area‚s open spaces, the heath land and woodland covered Addington Hills, provides extensive views over Croydon and London.

    Croydon Town
                Hall

     

    Croydon
                Shopping
    Tourist
                      Information

     Croydon Tourist Information Centre 

    Croydon Clocktower , Katharine Street , Croydon , Surrey CR9 1ET
    Email:  tic@croydon.gov.uk
     CROYDON CLICK 


    Croydon Council
    Croydon - 1911 Encyclopedia article
    Croydon Guardian Heritage pages
    The Croydon Society site

    Tel: (020) 8253 1009
    Fax: (020) 8253 1008
    Addiscombe Baptist Church

     Addiscombe Baptist Church is a well used religious facility on the edge of Croydon, a large suburb in southern London. The church is home to a good sized Christian congregation who pride themselves on having roots all over the globe and come together on a regular basis at this place to worship and pray together. The congregation take a close interest in charitable affairs of the community.
    Addiscombe Baptist Church
    201a Morland Road, East Croydon,
    Surrey CR0 6HD
    Map
     ADDISCOMBE BAPTIST CLICK 

    Phone: 0208 654 9970


    All Saints Church

    is situated in the Shirley area of Croydon in south London. The building is a modern ecclesiastical structure and was constructed in the 1950s. Curtis Green was the architect who oversaw the construction of this interesting church which has since been made a grade II listed building. It is home to a large and loyal Christian congregation who meet on a regular basis at the facility.
    All
                Saints Church



    Farm Drive, Croydon,
     London CR0 8HX
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    Ashburton Library

    is based in a larger ‘Learning Village’ on the edge of Croydon in south London. The library provides an important social and educational part in community life. Full of fiction and non fiction books the library also offers loans of music and video. There is a large research section and some interesting documents and maps relating to local history within the modern building. Croydon Borough Council provides this excellent service.
    Ashburton Library




    Ashburton Learning Village, Shirley Road, Croydon, London CR9 7AL
    Map
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    Phone: +44 (0)20 8726 6900

    Ashburton Park

    Asburton Park is a large park and grassland area on the edge of Croydon in the southern most reaches of south London. The area has for generations been one of the most popular places for locals and visitors to visit to enjoy organised sports and to escape the busy surrounding streets. The park is surrounded by mature trees and is well maintained by the local authority who guard their public land jealously.
    Ashburton Park



    Portland Road,
    Croydon, London SE27
    Map
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    Battle of Britain Monument

    Situated on the edge of Croydon on the main road that leads south of London, this monument marks the sacrifice many great airmen made during the Battle of Britain in 1940. Croydon Airport was one of the central bases used for Spitfires to take off and fight the German’s in one of the most famous military battles of the twentieth century. This beautiful obelisk proudly names those RAF members who lost their lives during those dark days of Europe.
    Battle of Britain Monument



    Purley Way, Croydon,
     London CR9
    Map
    Email:info@bbm.org.uk
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    Centrale Shopping Centre
    is one of the largest indoor shopping centres in the area and is located at the very heart of Croydon. The facility offers a huge range of shopping options for all those who enter. There are a good range of high street chain stores mixed with boutique style shops and independent retailers.
    Centrale Shopping
    21 North End, Croydon, London CR0 1TY 
    Map
    CENTRALE SHOPPING CLICK 
    Phone: 44 (0)20 8681 5841
    The Christians in Action Church
     was first established in Britain in the 1960s as a place for the training of missionaries. As the church developed it has become a lively and vibrant community that welcomes all to rejoice in the name of God. This church is a small facility based on the edge of Croydon in south London that attracts a large and friendly Christian community
    Christians in Action Church
    67 Melfort Road, Thornton Heath
    , Croydon, London CR7 7RT

    Map


    The Church Gardens
    are situated close to the centre of the oldest part of Croydon and form one of the primary places of rest and relaxation for the people of the south London suburb. Surrounded by a protective layer of mature trees and dotted with beautiful flower beds the gardens truly are an oasis of calm in the busy area.
    Church Gardens
    Church Street, Croydon,
     London CR0 1RN
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    Croham Hurst
     is a large piece of public land situated on the edge of Croydon. It has for many generations been a piece of parkland that has provided rest and relaxation to the people of the borough and the many visitors who pass by. The area is used for sporting activities both organised and casual as well as running, walking and cycling throughout the year.
    Croham Hurst
    Upper Selsdon Road,
    Croydon, London CR0
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    CROHAM HURST CLICK

    Croydon Airport Visitors Centre
    Built in 1921, Croydon remained London’s main airport until well after the Second World War. Closed to flights in 1959 all that remains of the airport is its fascinating history. Housed in the old control tower, the visitor centre takes a look at the world’s first purpose built airport during the heyday of aviation. Three galleries, ‘London’s International Airport’, ‘Gateway to the World’ and the restored radio room allow the visitor to really get a feel for how life was lived in the pioneering days of air travel.
    Croydon Airport Visitors Centre
    Airport House
    Purley Way
    Croydon
    Surrey
    CR0 0XZ
    map 
    E-mail Croydon Airport Visitor Centre
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    Tel: +44 (0) 20 8760 5400
    Croydon Athletic Football Club
    is one of the newest football clubs in the country, having not formed until 1986. It was the result of a merger between Norwood Football Club and Wandsworth Football Club. Since its foundation, the club has cemented itself as one of the contenders in the upper reaches of non-league football and enjoys a large local support. The club plays games at its home stadium roughly once every ten days during the football season.
    Croydon Athletic FC
    Mayfield Road, Thornton Heath,
    Croydon, London CR7 6DN
    Map
     CROYDON ATHLETIC FC CLICK 
    Phone: +44 (0)20 8664 8343
    Croydon Bowling Club
    Established over 250 years Croydon Bowling Club is one of the oldest and best established bowling centres in the London area. The facility is quite unique in that it offers both first class indoor and outdoor bowling facilities in one location. The club welcomes new members to join the large existing player base to learn more about the game or get involved at a higher level.
    Croydon Bowling Club
    Nottingham Road, Croydon,
     London CR2 6LN
    Map


    CROYDON BOWLING CLUB CLICK
    Phone: +44 (0)20 8688 0659
    Croydon Central Library
    is one of the central facets of town life in the south London borough of Croydon. The centre offers a superb range of lending facilities as well as providing space for a great array of visiting exhibitions and seminars, speeches and talks. The library is open throughout the year to members and visitors.
    Croydon Central Library
    Katharine Street, Croydon,
    London CR9 1ET
    Map
     CROYDON CENTRAL LIBRARY CLICK 
    Phone: +44 (0)20 8726 6900  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 8253 1004
    Croydon Clocktower
    is probably the most recognisable landmark in the town and certainly one of the tallest structures helping to make up the skyline of the area. Originally a simple time piece for the people of the town, today the area around the clock tower has been developed into a centre of art and interest and attracts great numbers of visitors.
    Croydon Clocktower
    Katharine Street, Croydon,
     London CR0
    Map
     CROYDON CLOCKTOWER CLICK 

    Croydon Golf Driving Range
    is a great facility located on the edge of Croydon in south London. The driving range has 24 separate bays that allow golfers to come to the centre and practice their shots on a purpose built course that has distance markers. The centre is also home to a large golf sports store which sells all manner of golfing equipment and the possibility of golfing lessons either as an individual or part of a group is made available to visitors.
    Croydon Driving Range
    175 Long Lane, Croydon,
     London CR0 7TE
    Map
     CROYDON GOLF DRIVING RANGE CLICK 
    Phone: +44 (0)20 8656 5823
    Croydon Museum
    Croydon has developed in recent times into one of the largest suburban areas to the south of the central parts of London. Once a completely independent place, many don’t realise that the community had a long and interesting history before it was sucked into London. Today, the museum tells this story in a interesting and engaging way by making reference to the large collection of antiques and artefacts that have been displayed there.
    Croydon
                Museum
    Katharine Street, Croydon,
    London CR9 1ET
    Map
    E-mail Croydon Museum

      CROYDON MUSEUM CLICK 


    Phone: +44 (0)20 8253 1022  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 8253 1003
    Croydon Parish Church
    has a long and distinguished history. Located at the very heart of the 'old town' it is thought there has been a church on the site since at least Saxon times and the original parts of the church that still stands may be that old. The church is a fine looking building which attracts a wealth of visitors throughout the year.
    Croydon Parish Church
     
    Church Street, Croydon,
    London CR0 1RN
    Map
     
    E-mail Croydon Parish Church
     CROYDON PARISH CHURCH CLICK 
    Phone: +44 (0)20 8688 8104
    The Croydon Road Bandstand
     is situated on the edge of Croydon Road Recreation Ground. A simple iron structure the bandstand was built by the local authority to be a meeting place for local people and place where performance could take place, primarily in the summer months. Throughout the year there are organised concerts played at the bandstand in different styles ranging from brass bands to classical artists.
    Croydon Road Bandstand
    Croydon Road, Croydon,
    London CR0
    Map
     CROYDON ROAD RECREATION GROUND CLICK 

    Croydon Road Recreation Ground
    Although known as a recreation ground, Croydon Road Recreation Ground is far more what one would consider to be a classic London park. It is a large area of green belt that runs along Croydon Road towards the centre of the south London suburb. The area is littered with mature tress and flower beds as well as having several large sports pitches that host a variety of organised and impromptu sports matches throughout the year.
    Croydon Road Recreation Ground
    Croydon Road, Croydon,
     London CR0
    Map
    CROYDON ROAD RECREATION GROUND CLICK 

    Croydon Sports Arena
    is a local authority owned community sports stadium on the border between South Norwood and Croydon. The centre has a wealth of athletics facilities available including a large running track and field sports arena. The centre is open to the public throughout the year for training and hire and is also used by many local sports clubs and teams for practice and matches. The stadium has a large grandstand which spectators can view the action from.
    Croydon Sports Arena
    Albert Road, South Norwood,
     London SE25 4QL
    Map
     CROYDON SPORTS ARENA CLICK 
    Phone: +44 (0)20 8654 3462
    Croydon Town Hall
    is a fine old building situated close to the centre of the town and today near to some of the arterial roads leading in and out. The building is a beautiful example of 'public architecture' and looms large over the central areas. The centre is not only home to the council but many other useful facilities for visitors to the area.
    Croydon Town Hall
    Katharine Street, Croydon,
     London CR9 1ET
    Map
     CROYDON TOWN HALL CLICK 

    Croydon War Memorial
    is different to the war memorial that is placed outside the parish church because it gives specific thanks to the people of the town who sacrificed so much to help guard freedom and democracy in this country. It is therefore fitting that it takes pride of place outside the town hall and close to the library in the old town.
    Croydon War Memorial
    Katharine Street, Croydon,
     London CR9 1ET
    Map
     CROYDON WAR MEMORIAL CLICK 

    Dr. John Fry's House
    John Fry lived much of his life in this house on the edge of Croydon. As one of the great doctors of his generation it is quite fitting that the house is now a functioning general practice surgery. Fry was a 20th Century general practitioner but made his name during the 1960s and 1970s because of the great deal of research he did in many different field of medical science. He helped to take general practices into a new modern age that we now take for granted.
    Dr John Fry's House
    189 St James's Road, Croydon,
     London CR0 2BZ
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     DR JOHN FRY OBITURY 

    Fairfield
     is one of the most exciting entertainment facilities in south London. Situated at the heart of Croydon the centre offers a great mix of art forms on display throughout the year. The enormous auditorium and concert hall plays host to some of the best known directors, actors and musical outfits that Britain and the world have to offer.
    Fairfield Halls
    Park Lane, Croydon,
     London CR9 1DG
     Map
    E-mail Fairfield 
     FAIRFIELD CLICK  
    Phone: +44 (0)20 8688 9291
    Fairfield Park
     is located close to the Fairfield Concert Halls and is a large public garden at the heart of Croydon. It is a popular spot for both locals and visitors alike to sit and relax away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets of Croydon. The area has several interesting flower beds and wooden shelters built around it.
    Fairfield Park
    Croydon Flyover, Croydon,
     London CR0
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     FAIRFIELD PARK CLICK 

    Haling Grove
    is a large area of public green land on the edge of Croydon in south London. The area has been reserved by the local authority as a place of rest and relaxation for local people and visitors wishing to escape the hustle and the bustle of the busy city streets. The park is used for sports throughout the year but is primarily a fairly relaxed environment where people sit, walk and watch the world go by.
    Haling Park
    Brighton Road, Croydon,
     London CR0
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     HALING GROVE CLICK 

    The Hospital of the Holy Trinity
    is one of the oldest buildings in Croydon and has stood at the centre of town affairs since the middle ages. Originally constructed as a hospital in 1566 the building is open to the public on occasions to enjoy the wonderful wooden architecture that lies within. The facility has been used for many different purposes in the last few centuries.
    Hospital of the Holy Trinity
    George Street, Croydon,
     London CR0
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    Old Palace, Croydon
      for over 500 years. Regular visitors included was the summer residence of the Archbishop of CanterburyHenry III and Queen Elizabeth I. Now known as 'Old Palace', the buildings are still in use as the Old Palace School, an independent girls' school of the Whitgift Foundation.
    O)ld Palace Croydon
    Old Palace Road
    Croydon
    Surrey
    CR0 1AX 
     map 
     OLD PALACE CLICK 
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 8688 2027
    Fax: +44 (0) 20 8680 5877
    Our Lady of the Annunciation
    This fine Roman Catholic Church has for many years been one of the principle places of worship for the large Catholic population of this area of Croydon. The church draws a congregation from a truly ethnically and socially diverse group of people, many of whom have their original roots across the globe. The friendly, welcoming church is one of the key players in charitable and social projects in the area.
    Our Lady of the Annunciation Church
    147 Bingham Road, Addiscombe, Croydon, London CR0 7EN
    Map
      OUR LADY CLICK 
     Tel :020 8654 1709
    Purley AMF Bowling
    AMF Bowling Centre in Purley is one of the premier entertainment facilities in the area. Located at the heart of the community the bowling alley offers a good quality ten pin bowling environment. As well as lanes to bowl on the centre has a refreshment facility, a bar and a range of electronic games for young and old to enjoy before and after their game.
    AMF Bowling
    Brighton Road, Purley, Croydon,
     London CR8 3DB
    Map
     PURLEY BOWLING CLICK 
    Tel: 08448263029
    Purley Baptist Church
     is one of the central religious and social centres of the small suburb of Purley near Croydon in south west London. The church is built into a modern centre amongst shops on Banstead Road, one of the major streets of the suburb. The church serves the border areas between Greater London and Surrey and is home to a large and interesting Christian community.
    Purley Baptist Church
    Banstead Road, Purley,
    Croydon, London CR8 3EA
    Map
     PURLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CLICK 
    Tel: 020-8668-0422 Fax: 020-8660-6742
    The Purley Way Centre
    is one of south London's premier shopping attractions. The huge business park is home to many of the nation's top shops. The warehouse style units and ample parking allow visitors to browse through a huge range of products at their leisure. The centre also has a range of restaurants for shoppers to stop, rest and relax in after their shopping experience. The centre is conveniently situated close to several of the major trunk roads that run in and out of central London.
    Purley Way Centre
    Purley Way, Croydon,
    London CR0 01X
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    Queen's Gardens
    are a beautiful collection of cultured gardens and water features that make up a good sized public park on the edge of the old town in Croydon. The gardens are situated in the shadow of the town hall and the clock tower and have for generations provided a place of rest and relaxation to all who pass.
    Queens Gardens
    Katherine Street, Croydon,
    London CR9
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     QUEENS GARDENS CLICK 

    Salvation Army Church
    Croydon is home to a large community of Christians who identify themselves under the Salvation Army banner. This place of worship is as much a place of meeting and organisation of charitable activities as much as it is a place to directly celebrate the grace of God. The church welcomes new and visiting members to its activities.
    Salvation Army Church
    Roman Way, Croydon,
     London CR1
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     St. George's Church
    St. George’s Church is a medium sized place of worship in the residential districts of South Croydon. The facility is a popular place for many of the local people to go and pray alone or partake in group worship. The welcoming congregation take a leading role in community affairs and enjoy organising charity events and social outreach programmes.
    St Georges
    St. Georges Walk,
    Croydon, London CR0 1YL
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    St. Georges Walk Shopping
    St. Georges Walk is smaller than the two super-shopping centres located at the heart of Croydon, but that doesn't make it any less appealing to the shoppers of Croydon and is often full of busy shoppers bustling about their business. The centre has a good selection of shops and has some small food and drink outlets.
    St Georges
                  Walk
    St. Georges Walk,
    Croydon, London CR0 1YJ
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     ST GEORGE'S WALK CLICK 

     St. James' Church
    St. James’ Church is located in the Elmers End area of Croydon in south London. The church is one of the principle places of worship for the people of the borough who meet on a regular basis to partake in prayer. The members of the church pride themselves on taking an active role in community affairs and enjoy organising charity events and social outreach projects to benefit those less fortunate than themselves.
    St.James's
    Windsor Road, Croydon,
    London CR7 8HJ
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       St. Jude's Church
    St. Jude's Church is a beautiful piece of ecclesiastical architecture positioned on the edge of the suburb of Norbury close to Croydon in south London. The church has a good deal of interesting internal fittings and is built in the 'tower;' design. The church is home to a large congregation that meet regularly in the building. Many of the congregation are involved in charitable activities and social events that are organised from the church.
    St.Jude's
    Hillside, Norbury,
    Croydon, London SW2 3HL
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    St. Luke's Church
    St. Luke’s Church is a beautiful turn of the century ecclesiastical facility situated in the Woodside area of Croydon on the borders with south London and Surrey. The church is one of the principle places of worship in the area and attracts a large and friendly Christian congregation who meet on a regular basis in prayer and worship. The church members like to take an active role in the affairs of the community.
    St.Lukes
    Portland Road,
    Croydon, London SE25 4RB
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    St. Mary Magdalene Church
    Without a doubt St. Mary Magdalene Church is one of the most spectacular in the Croydon suburb of south London. Built in 1869 the great architectural monument to religion has developed throughout the early 20th Century. The church is home to a large and loyal Christian congregation who meet there on a regular basis to partake in prayer and worship.
    St Mary Magdalene
    Canning Road, Addiscombe,
     Croydon, London CR0 6QD
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    St. Mary's Church
    St. Mary's Church is a Roman Catholic facility located in West Croydon not far from the centre of the historic borough. The church has for many decades served as the primary place of worship for a very large Roman Catholic congregation in the district that is made up of people who have their roots all over the world.
    St Marys
    70 Wellesley Rd, West Croydon,
    London CR0 2AR
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    Phone: +44 (0)20 8688 1857
    St. Matthew's Church
    St. Matthew’s Church is a modern facility on the edge of the main town centre in Croydon, south London. The church is home to a large and friendly Christian congregation who welcome newcomers to their church. The people of the church like to take an active role in community affairs and charity work and often use the church as the central point for such affairs.
    St Matthews
    Brownlow Road,
    Croydon, London CR0 5JT
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    St. Michael's Church
     is a beautiful ecclesiastical structure close to the centre of the old town of Croydon. The church isn't the oldest in Slough but is one of the most beautiful. It has a great series of stained glass within and some great wooden carvings. The church is home to a large congregation of committed Christians.
    St Michael's
    Oakfield Road,
    Croydon, London CR0 2UX
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    The Arcade Shopping
    The Arcade Shopping precinct is a small shopping facility located in a tucked away area at the end of the pedestrianised part of Croydon town centre. The arcade is home to an interesting and eclectic selection of shops. The outlets are independent and the whole precinct has a relaxed and old world charm, quite different to the bustling streets of Croydon.
    Arcade Shopping Centre
    High Street,
    Croydon, London CR0 1YJ
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    Thornton Heath Evangelical
    This church prides itself on carrying the spirit of the word of God and attempts to not be too influenced by the spirit of the age. Although it embraces people from all works of life and moves with the times, the fundamental principles of the church are based on doctrine rather than reaction. The modern church houses the lively and ever growing congregation in the heart of south London.

    Thornton Heath Evangelical
    London Road,
    Croydon, London CR7 7RB
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    Tram Network
    Croydon is quite unique in its transport services in that it provides trams to the public as part of the normal London Transport Services. Although much of London was once served by trams, the majority of them died away and as part of an environmental initiative the forward thinking council in Croydon brought them back. Today they serve as a practical tourist attraction linking the vast borough.
    Croydon Trams
    Old Town,
    Croydon, London CR0
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    Unitarian Church
    The Croydon Unitarian Church is an exciting 'free church' facility located at the base of the Croydon flyover, close to the centre of the south London suburb. The Unitarians have been worshipping and meeting in Croydon since the 1870s although the present church building wasn't built until 1959.
    Unitarian Church
    The Croydon Flyover,
    Croydon, London CR0 1ER
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    Phone: +44 (0)20 8656 3996
    Victoria Statue
    This marvellous statue of Queen Victoria is one of the centrepieces of Old Croydon. It stands proudly outside the town hall close to the major parks of the borough. It celebrates a great queen who helped through her support of the industrial revolution to form the basis of the industries that made Croydon flourish in the late 19th Century.
    Victoria Statue
    Katherine Street,
    Croydon, London CR0
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    War Memorial
    This beautiful sculpture of stone was placed in the centre of the old town of Croydon to commemorate the great sacrifices that were made by so many people across the world in the defence of the basic rights of freedom and liberty that we take for granted today. The memorial is one of the centrepieces of armistice day commemorations in Croydon.
    Croydon War Memorial
    Church Street,
    Croydon, London CR0 1RN
    Map


    Warehouse Theatre
    The Warehouse Theatre was founded by Sam Kelly, Richard Ireson, and Adrian Shergold at the height of the lunchtime theatre boom with the aim of presenting a varied season of plays with an emphasis on new work to the highest possible standards. The first production - Hell's Angels on Typewriters by Angela Wye - opened in May 1977, and the then 50 seat auditorium became an instant favourite with local audiences for lunchtime performances whilst sharing the building with a Caribbean night club.
    In 1978 the Arts Council recognised the work of the theatre by awarding a major grant and in 1979 the nightclub closed, evening performances were introduced and the seating capacity was increased to 100. Highly respected touring companies began to visit the theatre between in-house productions and extremely popular cabaret evenings were introduced, with performers including Lenny Henry, French and Saunders, Rik Mayall, Ben Elton, and Julian Clary. Gradually more plays were premiered, with many being specially commissioned by successful writers, such as Sue Townsend, who wrote Groping for Words and Womberang for the theatre.
    Warehouse Theatre Croydon   Dingwall Road,
    Croydon CR0 2NF
     

    WAREHOUSE THEATRE CLICK
    Admin: 020 8681 1257
    Box Office: 020 8680 4060
    West Croydon Baptist Church
    West Croydon Baptist Church is one of the grander looking ecclesiastical free church structures in Croydon. The church is home to a large and welcoming Christian community that has grown up over a long period of time. The community prides itself on taking a leading role in the affairs of the borough and works hard to raise money through charity and social activities.
    West Croydon Baptist Church
    Whitehorse Road,
    Croydon, London CR0 2JH
    Map 
    WEST CROYDON BAPTIST CLICK
    Phone: +44 (0)20 8689 4527
    West Croydon Methodist Church
    West Croydon Methodist Church is a small church situated on the edge of West Croydon. It is a simple place of worship, surrounded by commercial and residential properties. Within, visitors will find a traditional looking Methodist facility that is home to a good sized Christian congregation who meet on a regular basis.
    West Croydon Methodist Church
    London Road,
     Croydon, London CR0
    Map


    Whitgift Centre
    The Whitgift Centre is one of the largest in the area and dominates the central shopping area of Croydon in south London. The centre offers a huge range of shopping options ranging from a great selection of high street stores to the more specialist options provided by boutiques and independent retailers. There is also a large food court within.
    Whitgift Centre
    Croydon,
     London CR0 1LP
     Map
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    Phone: +44 (0)20 8688 8522
    Whyteleafe Free Church
    Whyteleafe Free Church is a small Christian facility in the little suburb of Whteleafe on the edge of Croydon. The area straddles the border between Greater London and Surrey and is quite green and leafy. The church itself is a simple building in a converted house that is home to a regular and eclectic Christian community who form part of the lifeblood of the local community.
    Whyteleafe Free Church
    Godstone Road, Whyteleafe,
    Croydon, London CR3 OEH
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    Dorking

    Dorking began life as a small staging post on Stane Street, the Roman Road which linked London to Chichester on the English Channel. Dorking appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Dorchinges. Nestling amidst the super Surrey Hills countryside, Dorking still retains all the features of a bustling market town. People have settled here since Roman times and many famous people were born here or lived in the surrounds including Laurence Olivier, Oliver Reed and Eric Clapton.Historic West St is the centre of the renowned Antiques Centre and the ancient Kings Arms whilst Dickens stayed at the White Horse in the wide High St.The surrounding countryside is truly stunning with Ranmore, Box Hill and Leith Hill ( the highest point in the South East of England ) the local high points. Westcott, Holmbury St Mary, Abinger, Brockham, Betchworth and leigh are all delightful villages with historic inns just perfect for a pint. Population 20,000

    Dorking South
                Street 1959
    Tourist
                      Information

    Dorking Visitor Information CentreDorking Halls ,Reigate Road, Dorking, Surrey Rh3 1SG Email:EMAIL DORKING

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    Discover Dorking
    Mole Valley District Council
    Dorking directory from Living in Surrey
    Southern Life — Dorking
    Dorking aerial photographs
    Live bus locations in Dorking.


    Tel: (01306) 879327
    Fax: (01306) 877277
    Abinger Hammer Village Clock
    The main street running through the village of Abinger Hammer in Surrey has an instantly noticeable landmark: the village clock. Jack the Hammer, the little blacksmith on the clock, strikes the hour on his anvil. The clock was given in memory of the first Lord Farrer of Abinger Hall who died in 1899 and has a motto which states: “By me you know how fast to go!” The clock represents the iron industry and the role played by the county of Surrey in the industrial past.
    Abinger Hammer Village Clock
    Guildford Road, Abinger Hammer, Near Dorking,
    Surrey RH5

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    Denbies Wine Estate 
    Awarded SE Visitor Attraction of the Year 2002, don’t miss out on a trip to this amazing vineyard. It’s amongst the largest privately owned in Europe and is a truly spectacular sight to behold, with 265 acres of perfectly linear vines nestling in the Surrey Hills. The chateau-style visitor centre offers daily wine tours with 360 degree special effect cinema, winery tour and guided cellar tasting. There’s an exotic conservatory restaurant, 3rd floor restaurant with panoramic views, shopping, vineyard train, B&B. Open all year, it’s free to visit. Dorking station is 1 mile away.
    Denbies
    London Road
    Dorking
    Surrey
    RH5 6AA
     map
     DENBIES CLICK 
     
    Tel: +44 (0) 1306 876 616
    Fax: +44 (0) 1306 888 930
    Dorking and District Museum
    A small museum containing pictures and relics of local interest and a fine collection of local chalk fossils. There is a library containing a large collection of books, photography and maps of local interest, together with historical notes, records and sales particulars. There are also rate books and 80 albums of news cuttings. Facilities available for researchers.
    Dorking & District Museum
    62 West Street
    Dorking
    Surrey
    RH4 1BS 
    map 
     DORKING & DISTRICT MUSEUM CLICK 
    Tel: +44 (0) 1306 - 876591
    Dorking Halls

    At Dorking Halls you will find the latest films, and the very best in live entertainment. Dorking Halls is Dorking's leading arts and entertainment venue. The Premier Cinema screens new release films seven days a week, and the Grand Hall hosts a varied programme of live entertainment, from classical music, ballet and opera, to comedy, drama, jazz and rock concerts.

    Dorking Halls
    Reigate Road
    Dorking
    Surrey
    RH4 1SG
      boxoffice@molevalley.gov.uk

     DORKING HALLS CLICK

    Telephone: +44 01306 881717

    Fax: +44 01306 640290

    Dorking Sports Centre
    offers a wide selection of sporting activities at affordable prices. The centre is situated close to the town centre and within walking distance of the train station. There is a main swimming pool and a paddling pool for young children. Other activities include badminton, basketball and a fitness studio. The centre also has multi-purpose courts for such activities as football, netball and volleyball. There are classes available that can be paid for on a pay-as-you-go system, and full membership gives you free access to the pools, gym and classes as well as reductions on other activities.
    Dorking Sports Centre
    Reigate Road, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1SW
     Map
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    Phone: +44 (0)1306 870180  -  Fax: +44 (0)1306 870181
    Forge and Dragon Gallery
    The Forge and Dragon Gallery in the picturesque village of Forest Green near Dorking in Surrey is situated in a 16th Century building and an operational forge. The gallery displays some unusual pieces of ironwork art including such objects as chandeliers, ornaments and furniture. Its aim is to draw upon the artistic nature of the traditional activity of the forge in its original use of iron for purposes of aesthetic appeal. The gallery also accepts commissions.
    Forge & Dragon Gallery
    Forest Green Forge
    Ewhurst Road
    Forest Green
    Dorking Surrey RH5 5SF
     map
     FORGE & DRAGON GALLERY CLICK 
    Tel: +44 (0) 1306 621222
    Fax: +44 (0) 1306 621222
    Green Room Theatre
    The Green Room Theatre is home to the Dorking Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society and is a small, intimate theatre that, with its 90 seat capacity, offers a unique theatre experience. The company aims to put on between 4 and 5 productions a year and has several social and fundraising events. The theatre also has a bar area. Situated behind Dorking Halls and next to the leisure centre there is plenty of free parking in the evenings.
    Green Room Theatre
    Rear of Dorking Halls, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1AA 
    Map

     
    GREEN ROOM CLICK
    Phone: +44 (0)1306 881717
    Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden
    This Garden used to be part of a large estate, laid out between 1915 and 1920. Later it was split up and sold in several lots, leaving this 15th Century, grade 2 listed cottage with ten acres of garden and the original water and rock gardens. The garden fell rapidly into decline after the estate was sold. Over the past 30 years the garden has been redesigned and replanted by landscape designer Anthony Paul, who has introduced many large leaved plants in bold groups, tall grasses and new pond.
    In the now revamped landscape you will find many structural plants, which support, frame and enhance a selection of contemporary sculpture curated by Hannah Peschar. Over 100 pieces of sculpture by artists from all over Europe are on display each season. The majority of the sculpture on show is for sale therefore the collection is ever changing.
    Hannah Peschar Sculptured Garden
    Black and White Cottage
    Standon Lane
    Ockley, Dorking, Surrey
    RH5 5QR
     map
    Email Hannah Peschar Garden
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    Tel: +44 (0) 1306 627269
    Fax: +44 (0) 1303 627662
    Meadowbank Recreation Ground
    Meadowbank Recreation Ground is only a five minute walk from the town centre and is a large open area that offers a wealth of activities for young and old alike. There is an excellent children’s playground with a special safe surface, a skateboard area for older children, and facilities for cricket and football. There is a stream running along one side of the recreation ground and a pond which is home to a range of water fowl.
    Meadowbank Recreation Ground
    Dorking,
    Surrey RH4
    Map


    Leith Hill

    The highest point in the South East and simply fantastic walking country. There is a charming cricket pitch half way up on the coldharbour village side and National Trust tea rooms at the top. Lovely pubs dotted around. Only 25 miles from London and yet a world away. Rural Surrey at its finest


    Leith Hill
    nr Coldharbour
    Dorking
    Surrey RH4

     map
    LEITH HILL CLICK
    Tel : 01306 711777
    Polesden Lacey (National Trust)
    Elegant Regency villa, remodelled after 1906 by the Hon. Mrs Ronald Greville. Her collection of fine paintings, furniture, porcelain and silver are displayed, plus photographs from Mrs Greville's albums. Extensive grounds include walled rose garden, lawns and spectacular landscape walks. Shop and Plant Sales area. Licensed Restaurant. Open air theatre and concerts 16 June to 1 July. Car parking, toilet facilities and wheelchair access for visitors with disabilities. Braille guide available.

    Polesden Lacey
    Great Bookham
    Dorking
    Surrey RH5 6BD 
    map
    POLESDEN LACY CLICK  
    Tel: +44 (0)1372 452 048
    Fax: +44 (0)1372 452 023
    St Martin’s Walk Shopping Centre
    St Martin’s Walk Shopping Centre is just off the High Street in the centre of Dorking and stands in the shadow of St Martin’s church. There is a car park situated conveniently next to the centre which offers a range of shops selling a variety of items including clothing for both young and old, gift shops, and food shops. Once a week a market is held within the grounds of the shopping centre which, although small, is popular.
    St
                Martin's Walk Shopping Centre
    Dorking,
    Surrey RH4
    Map

    email: centre.manager@
    stmartinswalk.com

     ST MARTINS WALK CLICK  


    Tel : 01306 742899
    Fax: 01306 742632
    St Mary’s Church
    Holmbury St Mary is only a small village but it is of great historical significance. The church on the hill which overlooks the village was built by George Street who lived in the village with his wife and is one of his last works as he died two years after its completion. The church was built of stone in 1879 and contains a few art treasures including an altar cross which was made about 800 years ago in Limoges and a sculpture of enamelled terracotta of the Madonna and Child by Luca della Robbia.
    St Mary's Church
    The Rectory, Holmbury St Mary, Dorking RH5 6NL
    Map
    Phone: +44 (0)1306 730285
    Tillingbourne Trout Farm
    Tillingbourne Trout Farm is situated in the small and pretty village of Abinger Hammer near Dorking in Surrey. It offers visitors the opportunity to choose their own fish and sells fresh and smoked trout from its own stocks. Also on sale are chilled and smoked salmon products, a selection of local game, and eels. Why not wander around the village, enjoy the simple pleasures of country life, and pick up some fresh fish for your dinner!
    Tillingbourne Trout Farm
    Guildford Road,
     Abinger Hammer,
     Near Dorking,
    Surrey RH5 6SA
    Map
    gloryaknight@hotmail.com


    Phone: +44 (0)1306 730449  -  Fax: +44 (0)1306 882708
    Westcott Gallery
    The Westcott Gallery is located near the historic town of Dorking, England, in an idyllic village setting, overlooking the Surrey Hills. Established in 1989, it holds regular exhibitions of works by international artists, plus many from the surrounding area.Please feel free to contact us about the paintings and artists that you will find contained on this site or if you are looking for a particular work or artist that we may be able to trace for you.The Gallery is normally only open by appointment, except during exhibitions.Normal viewing times are 11am-5pm, Monday to Friday, we close at 1pm on Saturday.


    4 Guildford Road
    Westcott
    Dorking Surrey RH4 3NR
     map 
     WESTCOTT GALLERY CLICK 
    Tel: +44 (0) 1306 876261
    Fax: +44 (0) 1306 740770
    White Horse, The
    The White Horse in Dorking is of considerable historical interest as the site has had a building on it since at least 1278 when it was called the Cross House. The present building mainly dates back to the 18th Century although there are some parts of the inn that date back even further to the 15th and 16th centuries. The inn is used today as a hotel but every effort has been made to retain its historical charm.
    The
                White Horse
    Dorking,
     Surrey RH4 1BE
     WHITE HORSE DORKING CLICK
    Tel : (+44)1306/881138 - Fax : (+44)1306/880386
    Egham

    Egham predates 666 which was when Chertsey Abbey was founded with lands which included that of Ecga's Ham, from which the name Egham derives. Egham appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Egeham A busy coaching town in the 18th and 19th centuries, the town is now by-passed by heavy traffic and this, along with the pedestrianised town centre, makes it a favourite place for shopping. On the outskirts of the town is the Royal Holloway building, which was modelled on the French Chateau de Chambrod. Originally built for the philanthropist, Thomas Holloway, it was opened as a college for women by Queen Victoria in 1886 and contains a small art gallery which can be visited by prior arrangement.Egham offers good access to attractive countryside and to the River Thames.   Bordering the River is National Trust property and Runnymede Pleasure Ground’s “window on the River”.  Population 12,000

    Arndale Way
                Egham
    Egham town website.
    Magna Carta Essays
    Bibliography of local history

    Egham Museum
    The Museum is situated on the first floor of the Literary Institute. It is run by volunteers who are members of the Historical Society. The Museum opens 3 days a week, on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 4.30pm. Frequently changing displays of local interest are on view.
    Admission is free.


    Literary Institute
    High Street
    Egham
    Surrey
    TW20 9EW
     map  
    Tel: +44 (0) 1344 - 843047
    Runnymede Pleasure Grounds and River
    The Runnymede Pleasure Grounds are extremely popular in summer as they offer a wealth of activity for both adults and children. There is a pay and display car park next to the pleasure grounds which offer a mini playground, trampoline, carousel, a go-kart track, café, and a paddling pool. If fishing is more your style, take advantage of the river and its beautiful surroundings. There are also boat trips available to Staines and Windsor so sit back and enjoy the ride!
    Runnymede
    Windsor Road, Egham,
     Surrey TW20 0AE
    Map
    Phone: +44 (0)1932 425688
    Epsom

    Epsom lay within the Copthorne hundred, an administrative division devised by the Saxons. The name of Epsom derives from Ebba's ham. Ebba was a Saxon landowner. There were a string of settlements, many ending in -ham, along the northern slopes of the Downs, including Effingham, Bookham, and Cheam. The only relic from this period is a 7th century brooch found in Epsom and now in the British Museum.The early history of the area is bound up with the Abbey of Chertsey, whose ownership of Ebbisham was confirmed by King Athelstan in 933. Epsom appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Evesham. Epsom is a Market town in the county of Surrey, home to twenty seven thousand people, and was granted it‘s Market Charter by Richard 11 back in 1394, which still continues to be held today. Once famed for being a Spa Town with healing Epsom Salts which enticed many a visitor, now the enticement of the famous Epsom Downs Race Course beckons, and is home to The Derby which started back in 1780. Her Majesty The Queen attends and it’s a good excuse to dress up on Ladies Day and spot the best hat. If the love of the great outdoors beckons, then Horton Country Park has a lot to offer, for walkers, cyclists, or even a round of golf, complete with woodlands, ponds, and a myriad of wildlife to be found including the Children’s Farm where many animals can be seen, and even indoor and outdoor play area, what more could be wished for….. Perhaps wildlife of a different kind on offer at Chessington World Of Adventures where lions, tigers and gorillas will please, and for the wonders of the ocean the Sea Life Centre has sharks, stingrays and other treasures waiting to be discovered, add white knuckle rides for a recipe for success………. Or there is always the stunning architecture of Hampton Court Palace where you can follow in the footsteps of Henry V111, Oliver Cromwell and William Shakespeare…. Epsom is a definite odds on favourite for all who visit.

    Epsom Town
    Epsom - 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article
    Town of Epsom
    Epsom & Ewell Borough Council

      All Saints Church
    All Saints Church is one of the principle places of worship in the Ewell district of Epsom in Surrey. It serves as the primary parish church and is built in a simple turn of the century style with red brick. He church is home to a large congregation of committed Christians who meet there for worship and prayer on a regular basis and take part in a range of community affairs. Newcomers are always welcome.
    All Saints
                Church
    Church Road, West Ewell,
     Epsom, Surrey KT19 9QY
    Map


    The Ashley Centre(Now The Mall, Epsom)
    The Ashley Centre is a large shopping centre at the heart of Epsom in Surrey. It is the largest of its type in the town centre is an excellent place for all your shopping needs. It has a great selection of high street shops selling a variety of goods fro electrical items to clothes and music. The centre has a well used food court where visitors can feast on a range of cuisines under one roof.
    Ashley Centre
    Ashley Avenue,
    Epsom, Surrey KT17
    Map
     THE ASHLEY CENTRE CLICK 

    Ashley Square
    Ashley Square is situated just off the main shopping street in the very middle of Epsom town centre. The beautifully designed square is one of the hottest places to rest and relax after a hard day in the shops around the town. The square has a selection of small shops and a large number of café, bar and restaurant facilities that cater for the needs of all who visit.

    Ashley Square
    High Street, Epsom,
    Surrey KT17
    Map


    Auriol Park
    Auriol Park is a great public facility located in a residential area of Ewell in the district of Epsom in Surrey. The park has historically and continues to be a place of meeting for the people of the area as well as being a place used for walking, running, sports and general recreation. During the summer months the park is extremely well used.
    Auriol Park
    Salisbury Road, Ewell,
    Epsom, Surrey KT7
    Map


    Bourne Hall Museum
    Built in the 1880s Bourne Hall is one of the finest buildings and estates in the area of Epsom and Ewell. The great manor house and grounds are a poplar venue for a host of events throughout the year. Some of the events are public and provided by the local authority or local companies whereas others are private and involve the whole area being hired for an event behind closed doors.
    Bourne Hall
                Museum
    Bourne Hall
    Spring Street
    Ewell Epsom Surrey KT17 1UF
     map
    BOURNE HALL CLICK

    Tel: +44 (0) 20 - 8394 1734
    Fax: +44 (0) 20 - 8786 7265
    Christ Church (Ewell)
    There are two churches in the area with the name Christ Church; this is the smaller and more modern of them. Housed in a contemporary building, the church is brick built and offers a simple place of worship for its interesting and eclectic congregation. The church members take a leading role in the events and business of the area through both social projects and charity work.
    Christ Church Ewell
    Cheam Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey KT17 1AD
    Map
    CHRIST CHURCH CLICK
    Phone: +44 (0)20 8642 5822
    Clock Tower
    Epsom Clock Tower is one of the most prominent buildings in the centre of the Surrey market town. It has a very unique style and was built at the beginning of the 20th Century as a symbol of the area. It has since them been through various states of repair but has always remained a central part of the life of the small town and its people.
    Clock Tower
    High Street, Epsom,
     Surrey KT17
    Map


    Dorking Road Baptist Church
    Dorking Road Baptist Church is a simple and relatively modern religious facility on the main road out of Epsom. The church is home to a large and friendly Christian congregation who come from all over the world and have settled to make this area their home. The church plays an important part in social and religious affairs in the residential area that surrounds it.
    Baptist Church
    Dorking Road, Epsom,
    Surrey KT18
    Map


    Ebbisham Centre
    The Ebbisham Centre is a smart looking modern facility just off the high street in Epsom. The centre is an interesting mixture of public and private influences, incorporating the local library, a selection of cafes and bars, a Pilates studio and an information centre. The centre is one of the centres of public life in the area and is well used by the local people.
    Ebbisham Centre
    Derby Road, Epsom,
    Surrey KT19 8AG
     Map
    EBBISHAM CENTRE CLICK
    Phone: +44 (0)1372 846800
    Epsom Methodist Church
    Epsom Methodist Church is a great community church at the heart of the Surrey town. It has strong links with the local Chinese community of which there is a large population. The church takes a leading role in out reach programmes in an attempt to help those a little less fortunate. The church is used on a regular basis for worship and prayer.
    Methodist Church
    Ashley Road, Epsom,
    Surrey KT18 5AQ
    Map
    Phone: +44 (0)1372 728 535
    Epsom Playhouse
    Epsom Playhouse is a fine theatre situated close to the centre of the Surrey town. It offers an interesting mix of theatre, music and entertainment shows throughout the year. The facility is well loved by the local community and owned by the local authority who allow local theatre groups to perform their shows there from time to time. It also has a fully licensed bar facility.
    Epsom Playhouse
    Ashley Avenue, Epsom,
    Surrey KT18 5AL
    Map

    E-mail Epsom Playhouse  
    EPSOM PLAYHOUSE CLICK
    Phone: +44 (0)1372 742555
    Epsom Racecourse

    Epsom Downs Racecourse is the home of one of the most iconic events in the British sporting and social calendar - The Derby Festival. The two day festival of horse racing dates back to 1780, and will be held on Friday, 6th and Saturday, 7th June 2008. Phase two of our Grandstand Redevelopment Programme has now started, so Epsom's next race meeting is The 2008 Derby Festival. Epsom Live! nights will return in 2009.
    Tickets for The 2008 Derby Festival are on sale now!

    Epsom Racetrack
    Epsom Racecourse
    Epsom Downs, Epsom, KT18 5LQ
     
    Get directions
     EPSOM RACECOURSE CLICK 
    Tel: 01372 470047
    Galileo
    Galileo is a modern piece of artwork that has been specifically commissioned by the local authority to add a special presence to the area around Derby Square near the heart of Epsom. The statue was created by well known artists and sculptor Judy Boyt who has works exhibited across the capital in several galleries.
    Galileo
    Derby Road, Epsom,
    Surrey KT19 8AG
    Map


    Mounthill Gardens
    Mounthill Gardens are one of several pieces of public land that have been reserved by the local authority as a park or garden. This area has a fascinating history and has always traditionally been a subsidiary section of the larger Epsom Common which covers miles of the surrounding land. The area is well loved by the local people who use it for rest and relaxation.
    Mounthill Gardens
    Mounthill, Epsom,
    Surrey KT18
    Map


    Rainbow Leisure Centre
    The Rainbow Leisure Centre is one of the largest leisure centres in the area and offers a range of sporting and leisure activities to the public. The centre is owned by the local authority and is open every day for public swimming, gymnasium, spa and studio class facilities. The centre is also used by local clubs and societies for a range of sporting and training events.
    Rainbow Leisure Centre
    East Street, Epsom,
    Surrey KT17 1BN
    Map
    Phone: +44 (0)1372 727277
    Roseberry Park
    Roseberry Park is situated close to the centre of Epsom and is one of the great out door attractions of the Surrey town. With a great deal to do their including a children’s playground and a large pond, the park has been a firm favourite with local people for generations. It is ideal for walking and jogging as well as simply sitting back amongst the trees and plans and watching the world go by.
    Roseberry Park
    Christ Church Road,
    Epsom, Surrey KT17
    Map


    Spread Eagle Walk
    Spread Eagle Walk is a small and beautiful shopping precinct at the heart of Epsom town centre. Unlike the nearby Ashley Centre which is focused on High Street stores, this smaller and more intimate shopping environment is packed with independent retailers and boutique style shops largely catering to a clothes shopping market but with some other interesting outlets.

    Spread Eagle Walk
    High Street, Epsom,
    Surrey KT19 8DN
    Map


    United Reform Church
    The United Reform Church is situated fairly close to the High Street in Epsom. Housed in a modern building the church isn’t the most attractive looking from the outside and internally is decorated in a simple style. The church however relies on the strength of its members to make it an important part of the local community in both a religious and social sense.
    Epsom Reform Church
    Church Street, Epsom,
    Surrey, KT17 4PW
    Map


    Esher

    Esher lay within the Saxon administrative district of Elmbridge hundred.Esher appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Aissela and Aissele.The small Surrey town of Esher retains a timeless village feel despite being just off the A3 within the M25 London ring road and only a 25 minute train ride to London Waterloo. Its pleasant green with Victorian cottages and a gothic Victorian church, add to the village feel, plus the town is bordered by wooded commons and the River Mole. Whilst walking round the town keep an eye open for lots of interesting little features like the tiny church made from corrugated iron, the Œwhite lady‚ milestone, the old village pump, and a gothic tumbledown folly-like structure known as the Traveller‚s Rest. Above the shop fronts much of the High Street is 17th - 18th century, with old coaching inns remaining from when Esher was a stage coach stop and some buildings dating from as early as Tudor times. Esher‚s oldest public building is St.George‚s church, a lovely 16th century Tudor church made from chequered stone with the original wooden bell tower plus a nicely restored Georgian interior. Local attractions include Sandown Park racecourse and Claremont landscape garden with its grotto, lake and grassed amphitheatre amidst what is believed to be one of the earliest surviving examples of an English landscape garden.

    Esher
    History of Esher
    Claremont Landscape Garden

    One of the first and finest gardens of the English Landscape style. Claremont’s creation and development involved some of the great names in garden history, including Sir John Vanbrugh, Charles Bridgeman, William Kent and ‘Capability’ Brown. The first gardens were begun c.1715 and later the delights of Claremont were famed throughout Europe. Since 1975 the Trust has been restoring this layout. The many features include a lake, island with pavilion, grotto, turf amphitheatre, viewpoints and vistas.


    Claremont Landscape Garden
    Portsmouth Road
    Esher
    Surrey
    KT10 9JG
     map
    claremont@ntrust.org.uk
     CLAREMONT CLICK 
    Tel: +44 (0) 1372 467806
    Fax: +44 (0) 1372 464394
    The Homewood

    20th-century Modernist house and garden.
    The house and landscape garden, designed by architect Patrick Gwynne, reflect the style and ethos of the Modern Movement.  The Modernist house, The Homewood, designed by Patrick Gwynne in 1938 with the principal living rooms on the first floor. The house is of brickwork and painted concrete.
    The
                Homewood

    Portsmouth Road
    Esher
    Surrey KT109JL
    Email Homewood
    Map
    PHOMEWOOD CLICK
    01372 476424
    Farnham
    It was the Saxons who gave the town its name - Farnham is listed as Fearnhamme in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Fearn refers to the fern and bracken of the land and Hamme to the water meadows. In 688 the West Saxon King Caedwalla donated the district around Farnham to the Church, and to the diocese of Winchester. A Saxon community grew up in the valley by the river. At the time of the Danish invasion in the 9th century there was a battle on the edge of the settlement when Edward the Elder, son of Alfred the Great, routed the invaders. Farnham appears in Domesday Book as Ferneham.This small medieval town on the Surrey border is widely known to be the most haunted town in England, and certainly is an interesting place to chill out with some gorgeous Georgian architecture and even a castle which is still in use today. Some of Farnham‚s most frequent and consistent ghosts are to be found 5 miles away at a riding school built on the site of an old priory? cloaked monks with glowing red eyes who suddenly vanish, leaving a frosted patch, are seen but occasionally one gets to nearly stroke a phantom horse. Unfortunately this is private land, though, if you ask nicely you might get a ghostly tour, but beware if you ever find yourself riding on the cross country course - it was built on an ancient graveyard? Numerous ancient legends of the supernatural are abound in surrounding Frensham Common, including a tree which no horse will go past and a massive slab of rock perched precariously on top of a small hill, thrown during a contest between Thor and the Devil. A mile or so out of Farnham town centre, Waverley Abbey is extremely spooky at sunset but if you really want to scare yourself, try and find the locally known nearby Œwitches‚ cave which an escaped panther is alleged to occasionally use for shelter. 
    Farnham
    Tourist
                      Information
    FarnhamTourist Information
     
    South Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7RN
    E-mail: itourist@waverley.gov.uk


    Farnham Town Council
    Farnham Community Taskforce
    A Video Tour Of Farnham

    Tel: 01252 715109
        Fax: 01252 725083
    AHDS Visual Arts
    This exciting centre is part of the University of Canterbury, and offers a massive collection of artworks that are spread across a large series of genres. There is a vast database of art available to be viewed through the multi-media technology of the centre as well as pieces that have been specially displayed from across the country as part of visiting exhibits.

    Falkner Road, Farnham,
    Surrey GU9 7DS
    Map


    Alice Holt Woodland Park 
    At Alice Holt there's something for everyone who loves the countryside. You will find beautiful woodlands with waymarked trails, children's play areas, cycle hire and open spaces for picnics anf games. There is also an attractive Visitor Centre selling gifts and refreshments.A range of events and school holiday activities are run for children throughout the year. The Woodland Park is open to visitors all year round with no entrance fee other than a modest car parking charge.
    Alice Holt
                Visitor Centre
    Bucks Horn Oak
    Farnham
    Surrey
    GU10 4LS
     map
     ALICE HOLT WOODLAND PARK CLICK  
     
    Tel: 0871 716 2569
     Almshouses
    The town of Farnham in Surrey is jam-packed with sites of historic interest. Along the Regency-style Castle Street, and overlooked by the castle which towers above the town, are eight almshouses built by Andrew Windsor Esquire in the seventeenth Century, as the commemorative plaque states, for “the habitation and relief of eight poor honest old impotent persons”. They have been beautifully maintained and offer visitors a perspective on what life was like hundreds of years ago.
    Almshouses
    Castle Street,
    Farnham, Surrey GU9
    Phone: +44 (0)1252 715109
    Birdworld

    Birdworld and its facilities provide an excellent and ever expanding educational resource for schools and educational establishments. Our Education Team strives to promote an understanding of all birds and animals. This is done through fun and interesting talks in the park, for example: Penguin Feeding Talk the Birds of Prey Tour, the Safari Ride with informative talk and a special talk in the Heron Theatre. All of these shows aim to demonstrate how birds adapt to their environment and exist in their own natural habitat. They are therefore designed to capture interest and imagination.


    Birdworld
    Holt Pound
    Farnham
    Surrey
    GU10 4LD  
     map
       BIRDWORLD CLICK

    Tel: +44 (0) 1420 22140
    Fax: +44 (0) 1420 23715

     Crafts Study Centre
    Local craft is something that is often forgotten in a lot of communities as it isn’t as high profile as fine art and many of the great exponents of it are never particularly highly rewarded. This centre is committed to give a platform for the talent of the local area and further a field to exhibit their works of varying styles, and also to protect the heritage that is associated with traditional crafts.


    Falkner Road, Farnham,
    Surrey GU9 7DS
    Map

    E-mail Crafts Study Centre
    CRAFTS STUDY CENTRE CLICK

    Phone: +44 (0)1252 891450  -  Fax: +44 (0)1252 891451

    Farnham Castle (Bishops Palace & Keep))
    From the 12th century until the 1920s it was a residence - a palace - of the Bishops of Winchester. There through the years they entertained Kings and Queens, who hunted in the adjoining park. The Castle saw little conflict but it was the scene of fighting during the Civil Wars. With the Reformation, Bishop Morley restored the residential buildings, retaining the shell of the medieval structure but re-modelling the interior, particularly the Great Hall. However, no bishop has lived at the castle since 1955.The residential part is now occupied by Farnham Castle International Briefing and Conference Centre. Fully residential, it is available for conferences and corporate events. There are guided tours on Wednesday afternoons
    Farnham
                Castle
    Castle Street
    Farnham
    Surrey
    GU9 0AG  
     map
     
      FARNHAM CASTLE CLICK

    Tel: +44 (0)1252 721 194
    Fax: +44 (0)1252 711 283

    Farnham Maltings
    The Farnham Maltings is an exciting and lively community arts centre housed in Farnham’s historic maltings buildings on the River Wey. The centre offers a vast array of activities for adults and children alike. Regular events include the jazz and barbecue Summer Sundays which are extremely popular when the sun is shining. The centre offers cinema, theatre, dance, live music, art exhibitions, and creative writing and book group workshops. During the summer holidays there is a lot for children to get involved in including pottery and puppet-making workshops.
    Farnham
                Maltings
    Farnham Maltings Association Limited, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR
     Map
    E-mail Farnham Maltings 
     
    FARNHAM MALTINGS CLICK 
    Phone: +44 (0)1252 726 234
    Foyer & James Hockey Galleries
    Although part of the university, this gallery is open to the public and intended as a completely open access facility for all those who are interested. The collection is made up of a great deal of different works that come from across the country and have a relatively eclectic thematic base. Well respected by those in the art world, the collection features some of the most important contemporary art on a rotation system.
    Foyer & James Hockey Galleries
    Falkner Road, Farnham,
    Surrey GU9 7DS
    Map
    E-mail Foyer & James Hockey Galleries  
     FOYER & JAMES HOCKEY GALLERY CLICK  
    Phone: +44 (0)1252 892646  -  Fax: +44 (0)1252 892667
     Frensham Common
    Frensham Common covers an area of 1000 acres and consists of heathland and woodland. In the past, commons were used by local people for fuel and to graze their livestock which served to maintain the variety of wildlife that can still be found today. Visitors can wander freely across the common along marked-out trails and enjoy spotting the wildlife. There are many species of bird, sand lizards and smooth snakes to look out for. Close to the car park there is a picnic area where refreshments can be bought.
    Frensham
                Common
    Bacon Lane, Churt,
    Farnham, Surrey GU10
    Map
    Phone: +44 (0)1483 523333
     Frensham Great Pond
    The first records of Frensham Great Pond date back to the 13th Century when it was owned by the Bishop of Winchester who used it for its fish. Today, the pond is owned by the National Trust and visitors can wander freely around its two-mile circumference. While sailing and fishing are reserved for members, the banks of the pond are sandy and offer a natural inland beach for visitors to enjoy. The pond is also surrounded by a common which has a large variety of wildlife and there is a picnic area close to the car park.
    Frensham Great
                Pond
    Bacon Lane, Churt,
    Farnham, Surrey GU10
    Map
    Phone: +44 (0)1483 523333
    Harold Falkner’s House
    Harold Falkner was an influential local architect who lived and practised in this house from 1897 to 1963. The house is in the centre of Farnham and is close to the town’s museum so visitors can find out more about the man who changed so much of the architectural style of Farnham during the twentieth century. The building itself is an 18th century Grade II listed building, while its famous architect was renowned for his mastery of the Arts and Crafts style that was so popular at the time.
    Harold
                Falkner's House
    24 West Street, Farnham,
     Surrey GU9 7DR
    Map
    Phone: +44 (0)1252 715109  -  Fax: +44 (0)1252 725083
    Hogs Back Brewery Limited
    Manor Farm
    The Street
    Tongham  Farnham Surrey GU10 1DE
    map  
    Tel: +44 (0) 1252 783000
    Fax: +44 (0) 1252 782328
     Lion & Lamb Yard Shopping Centre
    The Lion & Lamb Yard shopping centre in the centre of Farnham is named after a former coaching inn. The award-winning development offers visitors the enjoyment of being surrounded by well-maintained buildings of historical interest and the convenience of contemporary shopping. The cobbled pathway leads visitors away from the traffic and hustle and bustle of the main street and invites visitors to linger at shop windows and enjoy one of the restaurants or cafés available. It is particularly lovely when the sun is shining as you can sit outside and watch the world go by over a coffee.
    Lion &
                Lqamb Yard Shopping
    Lion & Lamb Yard, Farnham,
    Surrey GU9 7LL
    Map

    Phone: +44 (0)1252 711352
     Manor Farm Craft Centre
    The Manor Farm Craft Centre is in a tiny, picturesque village called Seale near Farnham in Surrey. The old farm buildings house a variety of interesting crafts with items on sale or just on show. There is a Spanish guitar centre, a calligraphy workshop, a press which sells limited edition etchings and drypoints, letter carving in stone and slate, a knitwear shop, a beauty clinic, and a cosy, traditional tea room where visitors can cakes and scones over a hot cup of tea.
    Manor Farm
                Craft Centre
    Seale, Near Farnham,
    Surrey GU10 
    Map

    E-mail Manor Farm Craft Centre  
     
    MANOR FARM CRAFT CENTRE CLICK
    Phone: +44 (0)1252 783488
    Museum of Farnham
    The award winning Museum of Farnham is situated in an attractive Grade 1 Georgian town house dating from 1718, known as Wilmer House.The Museum still has many of its original features and at the rear is a charming walled garden complimenting the building.  The Museum has an attractive walled garden, well stocked Local Studies Library for all your local history queries, wide range of children’s activities and temporary exhibitions throughout the year.   
    Museum of
                Farnham
    Willmer House
    38 West Street
    Farnham Surrey GU9 7DX
     map
     MUSEUM OF FARNHAM CLICK 
    Tel: +44 (0) 1252 - 715094
    Fax: +44 (0) 1252 - 715094
    New Ashgate Gallery
    New Ashgate Gallery is an educational charity that programmes selling exhibitions of contemporary fine art and applied arts.  The gallery has been conveniently situated in Farnham town centre since the 1960s and recently completed a major award winning refurbishment by architects Paul Archer Design.
    New Ashgate
                Gallery
    Wagon Yard
    Farnham Surrey GU9 7PS
     map
     NEW ASHGATE GALLERY CLICK 
    Tel: +44 (0) 1252 713208
    Fax: +44 (0) 1252 737398
    North Downs Way National Trail
    The North Downs National Trail runs from Farnham in Surrey to Dover in Kent and passes through many areas of outstanding natural beauty. If you’re a Chaucer fan, why not follow the Pilgrims’ Way which constitutes part of the route and was once used by pilgrims travelling from Winchester to the shrine of St Thomas a Becket in Canterbury. There are several highlights along the way such as Leeds Castle and the White Cliffs at Dover where the path ends. The whole walk should take between 10 and 12 days and there are several youth hostels to shelter in and recharge your batteries.
    North Downs
                Way National Trail
    From Farnham in Surrey
     to Dover in Kent
    Map


    Packhouse

    The Packhouse is based in a beautiful 400 year old Grade II listed Hop Kiln, on the outskirts of Farnham, Surrey, which is located in The Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.The business provides a stunning showroom for over 100 dealers and offers an eclectic mix of antiques, interiors and inspiration.
    Alison Hougham and Tony Sandells took over at The Packhouse in April 2003. Their philosophy is one of combining both the traditional and the contemporary to create inspirational interiors that reflect modern living.Reputed as the largest centre in the South East and recently voted Britain’s Best Antiques Shop / Market / Centre in Period Living & Traditional Homes magazine’s Best of British Awards 2004 – 2005 (February 2005), we guarantee no two visits will ever be the same and hope you will be amazed by what you find.We look forward to welcoming you.

    Packhouse
    Hewetts Kilns
    Tongham Road
    Runfold
    Farnham
    Surrey
    GU10 1PQ
     map
      PACKHOUSE CLICK 
    Tel: +44 (0) 1252 781010
    Fax: +44 (0) 1252 783876
    Rural Life Centre
    The Rural Life Centre is a large comprehensive collection of farm implements and machines, including fine examples of carts, wagons, ploughs and a hop press. Displays on various aspects of past village life spanning over 150 years of agricultural history can also be seen. There is a complete wheelwright's shop and working smithy and also a small arboretum and woodland walk. Some exhibits are in the open air. Playground. Light railway operates on Sundays. Sheep can be seen during the summer.
    Rural Life Centre
    Old Kiln Museum
    Reeds Road
    Tilford  Farnham Surrey GU10 2DL
     map
    RURAL LIFE CLICK
    Tel: +44 (0)1252 795 571
    Fax: +44 (0)1252 795 571
      St Andrew’s Church
    St Andrew’s Church is just one of the many historic buildings for visitors to enjoy in Farnham. The church is situated close to the town centre but is surrounded by tiny old houses that take the visitor back in time. Even before the present church was built in the 11th century, there had already been a church here for five centuries. The original parts of the church date back to the Norman/Early English period and there are many artefacts inside the church that provide visitors with a slice of Farnham’s interesting history.
    St
                Andrew's
    Upper Church Lane,
    Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PW
    Map
    Phone: +44 (0)1252 715412
    The Pride of the Valley Sculpture Park
    Jumps Road
    Churt
    Farnham
    Surrey
    GU10 2LE
      map

    Waverley Abbey
    Waverley Abbey near Farnham in Surrey was founded in 1128 by William Giffard the Bishop of Winchester, and became the first Cistercian abbey in England. Now ruined (much of Loseley House was built from stone taken from the abbey), Waverley Abbey is a romantic and peaceful place for quiet contemplation by the River Wey. It is believed to have provided the inspiration for Sir Walter Scott's Waverley novels.
    Waverley
                Abbey
    2 miles SE of Farnham,
    off B3001; off Junction 10 of M25


     WAVERLEY ABBEY CLICK 

    Godalming

    The town has existed since Saxon times and probably earlier. It is mentioned in the will of King Alfred the Great, and the name itself has Saxon origins, 'Godhelms Ingus' roughly translated as “the family of godhelm”, and probably referring to one of the first lords of the manor. The town of Godalming first came to be due to the fact that it is directly between Portsmouth and London, so traders would set up stalls and inns for travellers to buy from and rest in.Godalming appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Godelminge. The ancient North Downs town of Godalming is surrounded by some of the most beautiful wooded countryside in Surrey. Within a short drive are the Devil‚s Punch Bowl, the lovely Frensham ponds and common, and the outstanding natural beauty area of the Surrey Hills. From the air, Godalming looks like a toy village: steep wooded hills surround pretty medieval timber framed buildings overlooked by the gothic spires of Charterhouse School. The town centre is so idyllic that Church Street was filmed for a snowy christmas scene of the Hollywood blockbuster ŒThe Holiday‚. If visiting, take time to relax in ancient inns used back when Godalming was a halfway stop for royal stage coaches along the old Portsmouth road, and be sure to look above the shop fronts for architecture from different eras.   This mishmash of architecture gives real character and a timeless feel rarely found in today‚s busy world.

    The Pepperpot-
                Formerley Town Hall
    Godalming Town Council
    Official Town Guide (includes history)
    Godalming Town Webcams

    Busbridge Lakes Ornamental Waterfowl and Gardens  
    Busbridge Lakes is a grade 2 Heritage garden renowned for its follies, grottos and magnificent specimen trees. The parkland of 16 hectares with 3 lakes, nature trails and wooded hillside with much flora and fauna is the back ground for one of the largest collections of wild waterfowl in the country. There are over a 130 species of swans, geese and ducks, many endangered, as well as rare pheasants, cranes and other exotic birds.  To share in the wonders of Busbridge Lakes why not visit us on one of our open days or for schools, clubs or private parties call us to arrange a special booking.Birds are for sale through out the year by appointment.
    Busbridge
                Lakes
    Hambledon Road
    Godalming
    Surrey
    GU8 4AY
    map
     BUSBRIDGE LAKES CLICK 
    Tel: +44 (0) 1483 421955
    Fax: +44 (0) 1483 421955
    Farncombe Boat House
    is situated at the most southerly end of the National Trust River Wey at Godalming. Brightly-coloured rowboats, punts and canoes can be hours by the hour or day. 3 purpose built day narrowboats are especially suitable for family outings or business entertainment. Short breaks and longer holidays also available oon our fleet of traditional narrow boats. ‘Hectors on the Wey’ Bistro on the riverside lawn is open for individuals and group bookings.
    Farncombe Boat House
    Catteshall Lock, Godalming,
    Surrey GU7 1NH
    Map
    E-mail Farncombe Boat House   
     FARNCOMBE BOAT HOUSE CLICK 

    Phone: +44 (0)1483 421306  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 417862

    Godalming Museum
    The town of Godalming near Guildford in Surrey is rich in historical interest and has been a thriving town since the Domesday Book. The town’s museum has a number of interesting displays including an exhibition on the town’s social and economic history. Many famous people are associated with the town including Gertrude Jekyll who exerted a considerable influence over garden design and Edwin Lutyens, the architect. Also, the telegraphist, Jack Phillips, who sent out SOS messages from the doomed Titanic lived here.
    Godalming
                Museum
    109a High Street, Godalming,
    Surrey GU7 1AQ  
    Map
    E-mail Godalming Museum  - 
    GODALMING MUSEUM CLICK

    Phone: +44 (0)1483 426510  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 523495

    Godalming Packetboat Company
    Unusual river trips along the River Wey on the traditional horse-drawn narrow boat 'Iona'.
    Godalming
                Packetboat Company
    The Wharf
    River Wey
    Godalming
    Surrey
    GU7 3NP
     map
     PACKETBOAT COMPANY CLICK 

     
    Tel: +44 (0) 1483 414938
    Ramster Gardens
    Ramster is a beautiful mature woodland garden, with lakes, ponds and a woodland walk. An outstanding collection of fine rhododendrons and azaleas are in bloom in early spring with stunning varieties of camellias, magnolias and carpets of bluebells. Also features many rare trees and shrubs, wild flower areas, a bog garden and enclosed tennis court garden. 2007 brings the 8th running of the Ramster Embroidery Exhibition, over 250 stunning embroideries for sale in the Jacobean Hall and Great Drawing Room of the main house; open 20th April - 1st May 10am -5pm. Located 1.5 miles south of Chiddingfold on the A283.Open: The garden is open from 5th April - 24th June 2007 daily 10am - 5pm. The Teahouse is also open daily 10am - 5pm while the garden is open, serving delicious hand made cakes and light lunches. Embroidery Exhibition open 20th April - 1st May 10am -5pm.
    Ramster Gardens
    Ramster
    Chiddingfold
    Godalming
    Surrey
    GU8 4SN 
     map
      RAMSTER GARDENS CLICK 
    Tel: +44 (0) 1428 654167
    Fax: +44 (0) 1428 658345
    Winkworth Arboretum
    Winkworth Arboretum is home to over 1000 species of shrubs and trees some of which are rare. The woodland is set on a hill with spectacular views across the Surrey countryside. There are a variety of walks to enjoy including a circular walk that takes you to the wetland area and the upper lake. The bluebells are particularly beautiful in spring and the area is suitable for family picnics and dog walking. There are also guided tours available.
    Winkworth Arboretum
    Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey GU8 4AD
    Map
    E-mail Winkworth Arboretum
    WINKWORTH ARBORETUM CLICK

    Phone: +44 (0)1483 208477  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 208252

    Witley Centre
    Fascinating mix of woodland and heath The purpose-built centre houses a countryside exhibition Hosts school groups and children's holiday activities

    Whitley Court
    Witley
    Godalming
    Surrey GU8 5QA 
     map
     WITLEY CENTRE CLICK 
    Tel: +44 (0) 1428 683207
    Fax: +44 (0) 1428 681050
    Godstone

    The village lay within the Anglo-Saxon administrative division of Tandridge hundred. Godstone initially had a different name. The village had been known as Walkingstead, meaning 'Wolcen's place', from the Old English personal name Wolcen (related to modern English "welkin" meaning cloud") and stede "place, homestead", related to modern English stead. A record of the name from 932 as Wuulicinsted proves this. Another record, undated, shows the name as Wolinstede, suggesting the same etymology. In the Domesday Book of 1086 it was Wachelstede.The name of the village was recorded in 1248 as Godeston, suggesting an etymology of the Old English personal name Goda and tun "farm, village", here in the sense "village" rather than "estate" considering the village size.


    Godstone Villiage Website
    Tandridge District Council - Godstone and South Godstone

    Godstone Vineyards
    Overlooking the beautiful Surrey countryside, Godstone Vineyards was established in 1985. An initial 6.5 acres were planted after consultations on the correct varieties to plant and methods of trellising that would suit our gently sloping, south-facing site.The most northern field of the vineyard is known as 'Hop Garden' and hops were grown on the site until quite recently. The whole area is steeped in local history; indeed, under the vineyard there are still many caves and tunnels which run from Godstone to Reigate and were originally used in mining hearthstone. One of the entrances adjoins 'Hop Garden' although more recently the caves were used during World War Two as a bonded liquor store!
    Set in fifty acres of glorious farmland on the very edge of the Weald, Godstone Vineyards is a delightful venue for individual visitors, groups, meetings, morning coffee, lunches and afternoon teas.June Deeley, her family, and all the staff at Godstone Vineyards, look forward to providing a warm welcome to you, your family and friends, whenever you choose to visit one of Surrey's leading vineyards.

    Godstone Vineyard
    Quarry Road
    Godstone
    Surrey
    RH9 8ZA
    map
      GODSTONE VINEYARDS CLICK 
     
    Tel: +44 (0) 1883 744590
    Fax: +44 (0) 1883 743847
    Guildford

    It is believed that Guildford was founded by Saxon settlers  c.410AD. The site was likely chosen because the Harrow Way  crosses the River Wey at this point, via a ford. This probably gives rise to the second half of Guildford's name. The root of the first part is gold rather than society or meeting place. It has been suggested that the gold may refer to golden flowers by the ford, or the golden sand, but this is not certain.In Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, Guildford is identified with Astolat of Arthurian renown.   From 978 Guildford was the location of the Royal Mint.Alfred Atheling, son of King Ethelred II, had been living in Normandy in France during the Danish invasion of Saxon England. After Canute died, around 1040, Alfred returned to England, where he was met and entertained in Guildford by the Earl Godwine. Godwine handed him to Harold Harefoot's men, who blinded and mutilated him to the extent that he died not long after. Guildford castle may date back to Saxon times, if not much earlier. Its situation overlooks the pass through the hills taken by the Pilgrims Way, and also, presumably, once overlooked the ancient ford across the Wey.  Guildford appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Geldeford and Gildeford.  .Guildford is the County Town of Surrey,  This historic town offers excellent shopping; combining the cobbled High Street which is criss-crossed by narrow streets filled with shops, cafes and restaurants, with modern purpose-built arcades.   Guildford is set in beautiful countryside and its' pretty villages are home to splendid National Trust properties, stately homes and delightful gardens.   Population 67,000

    Guildford High
                Street
    Tourist
                      Information

    Guildford Tourist Information Centre

     14 Tunsgate, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3QT. 

    Email: tic@guildford.gov.uk
      GUILDFORD CLICK

    Guildford Borough Council
    Guildford tourist guide from Wikitravel

    Tel: (01483) 444333
    Fax: (01483) 302046
    Abbot's Hospital    
    Abbot's Hospital was founded in 1619 by Archbishop George Abbot to provide accommodation for the elderly poor of the town and 400 years later this delightful Grade I Listed building with its original Common Hall, Chapel and walled rear garden remains largely unaltered. Many of the contents are original and the courtyard is a tranquil world apart from the busy pedestrian High Street on which it stands. Viewing from the barrier is possible. Guided tours available Saturday at 11:00 during the summer months and on the 1st Tuesday of each month.
     
    Abbot's
                Hospital
    High Street
    Guildford
    Surrey
    GU1 3AJ
    map
      Email: info@abbotshospital.org
     ABBOT'S HOSPITAL CLICK :
    Tel: 0871 716 2193
    Burpham Court Farm Park
    A rare farm animal collection set in 76 acres with the River Wey at its heart. Visitors can help the farmer collect the eggs, feed the hens, ducks, goats and bring the llamas and ponies in each afternoon at 4pm (3pm in Winter). Guided tours are available by tractor and trailer with school groups welcome. Angling available with rod licence.
    Burpham Farm
                Park
    Clay Lane, Jacobs Well,
    Guildford, Surrey GU4 7NA
    Map

    BURPHAM COURT CLICK

    Phone: +44 (0)1483 576089

    http://www.godstonevineyards.com


    Albury
    Guildford
    Surrey
    GU5 9BB
     map
     
    Tel: +44 (0) 1483 202964
    Fax: +44 (0) 1483 205013
    Cathedrals Express
    Enjoy a nostalgic trip behind a steam train from London to various cathedral cities (including Canterbury and Chichester). Standard, First and Premier dining class are available. Approximately 2-4 hours in your chosen city returning to London between 2000-2130. Beautiful scenery, historic cathedral city and relaxing journey by steam makes a day out to remember. Please see website for full details.
    Cathedrals
                Express
    Steam Dreams
    PO Box 169
    Albury
    Guildford
    Surrey
    GU5 9YS
     map
    Email: info@steamdreams.co.uk
     CATHEDRALS EXPRESS CLICK 

     
    Tel: +44 (0) 1483 209888
    Fax: +44 (0) 1483 209889
    Chilworth Manor House and Gardens
    A fascinating history is just one of the attractions of this fabulous manor which, although located in Surrey, just 35 miles from London, feels like it is situated in the most tranquil spot in the world .Once belonging to Sarah., Duchess of Marlborough
    Chilworth Manor
    Chilworth
    Guildford
    Surrey
    GU4 8NL
     map
     CHILWORTH MANOR CLICK 
     
    Tel: +44 (0) 1483 561414
    Clandon Park
    Clandon Park is a grand Palladian mansion, built in about 1730 by the Venetian architect Giacomo Leoni, and notable for its magnificent two-storied Marble Hall. The house is filled with the superb collection of 18th century furniture, porcelain, textiles and carpets acquired in the 1920s by the connoisseur Mrs. David Gubbay, and also contains the Ivo Forde Meissen collection of Italian comedy figures and a series of Mortlake tapestries. The attractive gardens contain a parterre, grotto, sunken Dutch garden and a Maori house with a fascinating history.
    Clandon Park
    West Clandon, Guildford,
     Surrey GU4 7RQ
    Map
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    Phone: +44 (0)1483 222482  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 223479
    Dapdune Wharf
    The Wey was one of the first British rivers to be made navigable and opened to barge traffic in 1653. This 15.5 mile waterway linked Guildford to Weybridge on the Thames and then on to London.The Godalming Navigation, opened in 1764, enabled barges to work a further four miles upriver. Dapdune Wharf in Guildford is the home of ’Reliance’, a restored Wey barge, as well as an interactive exhibition telling the story of the waterway, including models and displays.
    Dapdune Wharf
    Godalming Navigations, Navigation Office, Wharf Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4RR
    Map
     DAPDUNE WHARF CLICK 
    Phone: +44 (0)1483 561389  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 531667
    The Electric Theatre
    is conveniently situated in the centre of Guildford so there are plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from for a pre-performance meal or drink. The theatre itself has its own café bar and riverside terrace which is popular in the summer. In addition to some excellent drama, the theatre plays host to an annual film festival showing arthouse films and classic movies and there are workshops available for those interested in backstage theatre work and amateur dramatics.
    Electric Theatre
    Onslow Street, Guildford,
    Surrey GU1 4SZ
    Map
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    Phone: +44 (0)1483 444789  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 563913

    Guildford Boat House Ltd River Trips
    The River Wey is often described as Surrey’s best kept secret and the prettiest stretch is between Godalming at the most southerly end and Guildford 4 miles downstream. Guildford Boat House is right in the centre of Guildford near Millmead Lock. From Easter to the end of September river trips on board ‘The Harry Stevens’ take place for individuals and groups. Lunch, tea, supper and dinner cruises for groups of 25 or more can be booked on ‘The Alfred Leroy’. Rowing boats are for hire every day or if you have more time to spare, take a short break or week’s holiday on a comfortable narrow boat.
    Guildford Boat House
    Millbrook
    Guildford
    Surrey
    GU1 3XJ 
    map
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    Tel: +44 (0) 1483 504494
    Fax: +44 (0) 1483 506318
    Gomshall Mill
    is a timber framed building situated in the picturesque village of Gomshall near Guildford. It overlooks the river Tillingbourne and the village green and is of great historical significance as its original water mill was mentioned in the Domesday Book. The building itself dates from the 17th century and still contains some milling machinery and a water wheel that are kept behind glass for visitors to look at when they visit the building which now operates as a restaurant.
    Gomshall Mill
    Gomshall, Near Guildford,
    Surrey GU5 9LB
    Map
    Phone: +44 (0)1483 203060  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 202297
    Guildford Castle
    Guildford Castle is just a few minutes walk from the High Street and it is surrounded by some beautiful gardens. It was founded in Saxon times, re-built after the Norman Conquest in 1066, and captured by the Dauphin in 1216 along with Reigate and Farnham castles. Today only the Norman keep and Castle Arch remain, standing high on the castle mound above the town. It is surrounded by beautifully kept castle gardens - a tranquil place to relax and unwind.

    Guildford
                Castle
    Castle Street, Guildford,
    Surrey GU2 5BB
    Map
    Phone: +44 (0)1483 444702
    Guildford Cathedral
    Guildford Cathedral is the only cathedral to be built on a new site in the southern Province of England since the Reformation. It stands on Stag Hill within sight of the Hog’s Back - a chalk ridge that forms part of the Pilgrims’ Way linking Winchester and Canterbury. Guildford Cathedral serves as a beacon witnessing to the knowledge and love of God. Inside, there is tranquillity and peace and an overall impression of dignity, beauty, lightness and space.
    Guildford
                Cathedral
    Stag Hill, Guildford,
    Surrey GU2 5UP
    Map

     
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    Phone: +44 (0)1483 565287  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 303350

    The Guildford Discovery Science Centre
    has been specifically designed to entertain and engage young people, instilling into them a love for science. The museum is filled with interactive exhibits that allow kids to learn more about the inner workings of the human body, the way the weather works and the basic principles of physics in a fun and exciting manner. This is a great day out for all the family, close to the heart of the town.

    Old Chaple, Ward Street,
    Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH
    Map

    Phone: +44 (0)1483 537080
    Guildford Farmers’ Market
    The South West Surrey Farmers’ Market comes to Guildford on the first Tuesday of every month except January. The atmosphere on the High Street is wonderful as farmers sell their fresh produce ranging from fruit and vegetables to meat and home made products. All the produce that is sold is from local farms and the market is therefore an opportunity to support local farmers. The smells that greet you as you walk past the stalls are guaranteed to entice, and it’s much more fun than going to the supermarket!
    Farmers
                Market
    High Street,
     Guildford GU1  
    Map

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    Phone: +44 (0)1483 444401

    Guildford Guildhall
    The Guidhall, located on Guildford’s High Street, is a famous landmark with a magnificent overhanging clock. This historic building is home of the beautiful Borough treasures. The Guildhall’s main structure of the ground floor is Tudor and it has a 17th century frontage. In the past it was used as a courtroom and council chambers. The building is open to the public on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
    Guildford Guildhall & Clock
    High Street, Guildford,
    Surrey GU1 3AA
    Map
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    Phone: +44 (0)1483 444035
    Guildford House Gallery
    Guildford House Gallery, housed within Guildford House, a grade 1 listed building from the 17th Century, is located at the very heart of the historic town centre. The property has been the home of the enviable Guildford Borough Art Collection since 1959. The gallery holds an impressive permanent collection of oil paintings, watercolours, sculpture and contemporary pieces, as well as hosting regular visiting shows.
    Guildford House Gallery
    155 High Street, Guildford,
     Surrey GU1 3AJ
    Map
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    Phone: +44 (0)1483 444 742  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 444 742

    Guildford Lido
    is only minutes from the town centre and is a pleasant way to spend a sunny afternoon. The 50 metre main pool is heated and well-maintained. There are separate changing areas for men and women, paddling pools for smaller children, and lawns to have picnics on or just sunbathe on. There is a small café available that sells drinks and snacks and crazy golf to have a go at. For those who enjoy water sports, there is a canoeing evening and water polo.
    Guilford
                Lido
    Stoke Road, Guildford,
    Surrey GU1 1HB
    Map
    Phone: +44 (0)1483 444888
    Guildford Mill Studio
    The Mill Studio in the centre of Guildford belongs to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre yet has an atmosphere all of its own. It is a tiny studio theatre with only 80 seats available which makes it a uniquely intimate dramatic experience. There is a wide variety of performances available that range from drama and comedy to music and physical theatre. The theatre also caters well for children and puts its own Youth Theatre performances. Tickets are very cheap and are never more than £10.
    The Mill
                Studion
    Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX
    Map

     
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    Phone: +44 (0)1483 440000

    Guildford Museum
    Situated in the centre of Guildford close to the castle, Guildford Museum has the largest collection of archaeological, local history, and needlework items in Surrey. Admission is free although, due to the age of the building, there is limited disabled access. Children will enjoy the display of Victorian toys, and there are specific sections of the museum dedicated to local figures, Gertrude Jekyll and Lewis Carroll. The museum also has a gift shop selling books and souvenirs.
    Guildford
                Museum
    Quarry Street, Guildford,
    Surrey GU1 3SX  
    Map
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    Phone: +44 (0)1483 444750

    Guildford Spectrum Leisure Complex
    offers a huge variety of activities for all the family. Home to the Guildford Flames ice hockey team, the complex has an Olympic-sized ice rink which offers family sessions, ice discos and more. Downstairs there is a ten pin bowling alley, a bar and arcade games. The complex also has four pools to suit different swimming abilities including a leisure pool just for fun and a pool for more advanced swimmers and divers. Fitness classes are also available as well as tennis, squash and badminton courts for hire. There is a sport for everyone at Spectrum.
    Guildford
                Spectrum
    Parkway, Guildford,
    Surrey GU1 1UP  
    Map
     
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    Phone: +44 (0)1483 443322  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 443311

    Hatchlands Park
    Built in the 1750s for Admiral Boscawen, hero of the Battle of Louisburg, and set in a beautiful Repton park offering a variety of park and woodland walks, Hatchlands contains splendid interiors by Robert Adam, decorated in appropriately nautical style. It houses the Cobbe Collection, the world’s largest group of keyboard instruments associated with famous composers such as Purcell, J. C. Bach, Chopin, Mahler and Elgar, as well as with Marie Antoinette. There is also a small garden by Gertrude Jekyll, flowering from late May to early July.
    Hatchlands
                Park
     
    East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey GU4 7RT
    Map
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    Phone: +44 (0)1483 222482  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 223176

    Loseley Park
    Loseley House is situated on the Loseley Park Estate just outside Guildford and is a beautiful example of a 16th Century Elizabethan house. Indeed, Queen Elizabeth I used to stay here. There are guided tours available which offer visitors the chance to see the furnishings, art collections and grandeur of the rooms. The main room is the Great Hall which houses carvings by Grinling Gibbons and a collection of portraits. Once you have explored the house, there is a wonderful walled garden to admire it from.
    Loseley House
    Loseley Park, Stakescorner Road, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1HS
    Map
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    Phone: +44 (0)1483 304440  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 302036

    Newland’s Corner
     is just outside the county town of Guildford in Surrey and is a popular place all year round for people looking for a pretty place to enjoy a picnic and with serious walkers who are just passing through. Newland’s Corner overlooks the North Downs and is on the North Down’s Way which is part of the Pilgrim’s Way from Winchester to Canterbury. There is parking available and a small café selling light refreshments and snacks. There are also a few picnic tables and toilet facilities.
    Newland's Corner
    Near Guildford,
    Surrey GU4
    Map


    Royal Surrey Regimental Museum
    The Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment established a museum in Guildford in 1924, and the current museum carries many of the same historic pieces that were used in the original institution. The museum is broken up into several rooms, each of which has a separate theme. The Regimental Room has a large collection of uniforms, medals and weapons of war, whereas the Maritime Room is far more concerned with the seafaring connections of the regiment.
    Royal
                    Surrey Museum
    Clandon Park, West Clandon, Guildford, Surrey GU4 7RQ  
    Map
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    Phone: +44 (0)1483 223419  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 223419

    St John the Evangelist Church
    While most of Guildford’s St John the Evangelist Church dates from the sixteenth Century it was actually founded before the Norman Conquest and some eleventh Century parts of the church still exist today. Its founder was Admiral Sir John Stirling who was the first governor of Western Australia. There are talks available for school groups in the church or a member of the church can visit the school itself. The church is conveniently situated close to the town centre and within easy walking distance of Stoke Park.
    St
                    John the Evangelist Church
    Stoke Road, Guildford,
     Surrey GU1
     

    Map
    Phone: +44 (0)1483 828692

    St Mary’s Church
     in the centre of Guildford is both the oldest church and the oldest building in the town. Its tower is of Saxon origin and was therefore built before the Norman Conquest of 1066. Over the next two centuries the rest of the church was built, and the structure that can be seen today has changed very little over the past 750 years. The church also has connections with the famous writer, Lewis Carroll who preached from its pulpit and whose funeral service was held here.
    St
                Mary's Church
    St Mary’s Church, Quarry Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1  
    Map
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    Phone: +44 (0)1483 567716  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 575489

    Shere Museum
    The small, picturesque village of Shere in Surrey is of considerable historic interest. The museum pays testimony to the village’s history with its collection of photographs and information, maps, genealogical records, and wills. There is a minimal admission charge and the museum runs guided tours around the village during the summer evenings that end in the museum itself. There are activities for children such as games and quizzes and school visits are welcomed.
    Shere Museum
    The Malt House, Shere Lane,
    Shere, Surrey GU5 9HS

    Map
    Phone: +44 (0)1483 203245  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 203212
    Shalford Mill
    Shalford watermill is situated in the pretty village of Shalford near Guildford in Surrey. It was given in 1932 by an anonymous group called Ferguson’s Gang and is now maintained by the National Trust. The mill dates back to the 18th Century and its machinery is well preserved. It is timber-framed and stands on the banks of the river Tillingbourne. Visitors can take a walk past the mill and its lovely surroundings.
    Shalford Mill
    Shalford, Near Guildford,
    Surrey GU4 8BS
    Map

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    Phone: +44 (0)1483 561389  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 531667

    Sherbourne Pond
    and the nearby Silent Pool have been popular places with tourists since the Victorian era. The Pond is situated in the heart of the Surrey countryside and is a good place to enjoy a picnic. The lower dam that can be seen from the viewing platform overlooking the pond was built in the 1600s to create a larger source of water to supply the village of Albury. There is parking adjacent to the pond and pathways through the woodland.
    Sherbourne
                Pond
    A25 Shere Road,
    Near Albury, Surrey
    Map


    Stoke Park
    is only a ten minute walk from the centre of Guildford and is a large expanse of open parkland. It has many functions and is used for the annual Surrey County Agricultural Show, the fireworks display in November, and Guilfest in the summer. Its wide open spaces offer a peaceful retreat from the town and it is ideal for open air games and picnics. The park also has a wooded area, ornamental gardens, a children’s play area and paddling pool, a skate park, and facilities for a variety of outdoor sports.
    Stoke
                Park
    London Road,
    Guildford, Surrey
    Map


    The Great Tower of Guildford Castle
    This12th century Norman castle was built as an overnight resting place at the southernmost point of the Windsor hunting park. It was visited on many occasions by King John, King Henry III and King Edward I. Today only the keep, restored in 2004, remains; the rest of the grounds are a pleasant public garden. The Great Tower is now open after extensive renovation, including new floors and a roof which has made the building more accessible to visitors. The Tower contains a model of the original castle c1300 and interpretation panels tracing its history to the present day. There is a visitor platform on the roof offering panoramic views of Guildford.
    Guildford
                Great Tower
    Castle Street
    Guildford
    Surrey
    GU1 3TU 
    map
     THE GREAT TOWER CLICK 
    Tel: 0871 716 2193
    Wanborough Great Barn

    Step back in time and enjoy a visit to one of the most important medieval barns in south east England, now opened regularly to the public. The Great Barn at Wanborough is one of the finest examples of ancient timber building and was built in in 1388 for the Cistercian monks of Waverley Abbey, five miles away. It was part of a 'grange' - a farm suppying the abbey's needs.The Great Barn holds a permanent display of local and historic interest as well as special events and exhibitions throughout the summer. Details available in local press.The local church dates from c1100 and is the smallest in Surrey. It is a short distance from the Great Barn and is well worth a visit.


    Wanborough Great Barn
    Wanborough
    Guildford
    Surrey
    GU3 2JR
     map
     WANBOROUGH CLICK 
    Tel: 0871 716 2193

    The Watts Chapel

    was designed and built by Mary Watts, the wife of the artist G F Watts. It is an intricately ornate building from the outside and a wonder from the inside as Mary Watts was a pioneer of the popular Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The chapel is a mixture of art nouveau, Romanesque and Celtic with the unmistakable underlying influence of Arts and Crafts. It is a must for any art enthusiast as its originality is astounding.
    Watts Chapel




    Down Lane, Compton, Near Guildford, Surrey GU3 1DQ
    Map



    Phone: +44 (0)1483 810235

    Watts Gallery

    The Watts Gallery houses the studio collection of G. F. Watts OM RA, and includes works by his wife and other Victorian artists. Opened on 1st April 1904 it is a purpose built picture gallery and retains the beliefs, upon which it was founded, that great art should be accessible to all. The building has an enchanting atmosphere and unique features in tune with its arts & crafts movement origins and is a peaceful setting in which to contemplate Watt’s work.
    Watts Gallery


    Down Lane, Compton,
    Surrey GU3 1DQ  
    Map
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    Phone: +44 (0)1483 810235

    The Wey Navigation Canal
    at Guildford is home to the Millmead Lock which was the first lock on the Godalming navigation and was opened in 1764. The Wey Navigation was built to transport goods from Guildford to Weybridge and London. Today, visitors can step away from the hustle and bustle of central Guildford and wander leisurely along the canal which offers pretty, relaxing surroundings. There are boat trips available along the canal, or why not hire a narrow boat yourself and explore this beautiful part of the canal?
    Wey Navigation Canal
    Guildford,
     Surrey GU1
    Map


    Whitmoor Common
     in Worplesdon, Surrey, is a local nature reserve, a Specially Protected Area and a Site of Specific Scientific Interest. One of the common’s main features is its large expanse of heathland that is home to a large amount of flora and fauna. The heathland used to be maintained by local “commoners” who were permitted by the landowner to graze cattle on it and collect wood and bracken which served to maintain it. Today visitors can go on several walks around the area that vary in length and level of difficulty.
    Whitmoor
                Common
    Worplesdon, Near Guildford,
     Surrey GU3
    Map


    The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
     previews a wide selection of plays, many prior to their run in London’s West End. We have two restaurants and the Riverbank Café overlooking the picturesque River Wey. Why not eat at the theatre for a complete night out! The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre has just 590 seats and its small size gives it a unique intimacy loved by theatre-goers and actors alike.
    Yvonne
                    Arnaud Guildford
    Millbrook, Guildford,
    Surrey GU3 1HS  
    Map
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    Phone: +44 (0)1483 440077  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 564071

    Hambledon


    Oakhurst Cottage (National Trust)
    A small 16th Century timber-framed cottage containing furniture and artefacts reflecting several centuries of continued occupation. There is a delightful cottage garden. Visits by appointment only (40 minute guided tour). Maximum of 6 people at any one time.
    Oakhurst Cottage
    Hambledon
    Surrey
    GU8 4HF
     map
     OAKHURST COTTAGE CLICK 
     
    Tel: +44 (0)1428 684 090
    Hampton Court Hampton


    Hampton Court Palace
    Hampton Court Palace is a warm red bricked masterpiece, whose conception was started in Medieval times by Cardinal Wolsey, when he failed to help Henry V111 divorce his wife, he lost the Palace to Henry, who re-built, extended, and sumptuously furnished the many rooms and apartments. Famous visitors included William Shakespeare who entertained royalty with his plays. Charles 1 was brought to the Palace as a prisoner during the Civil War, Oliver Cromwell enjoyed hunting when he stayed here, and William and Mary commissioned Christopher Wren to re build elegant parts of it. Standing on the banks of the River Thames the resplendent façade hints of the wonders on offer inside. The Great Hall where Tudor Feasts were enjoyed, the Tudor Kitchens that relives the heat, smells and hustle and bustle of that time. Or follow in famous footsteps as you walk along the Haunted Gallery, perhaps see the ghost of Catherine Howard, who ran along this corridor to beg forgiveness of Henry before she was executed at the Tower Of London. The Chapel Royal will cloak it’s visitor in a veil of history reversed, as the splendour forges links with the past. Outside, the Palace sits within 750 acres of Parkland, and 60 acres of enchanting gardens, with a rich tapestry of colour, and fountains that sparkle in the sunlight are only surpassed by Mother Nature’s Palette . Guides in period dress take their visitor on a memorable journey where fine furniture and paintings mingle with memories of the Maze. A visit to Hampton Court is a key to a treasure chest of wonders waiting to be shared.
    Hampton Court Palace
    Hampton Court
    Surrey
    KT8 9AU  
     map
    HAMPTON COURT CLICK

     
    Tel: 0870 752 7777
    Recorded info: 0870 751 5175
    Haslemere
    Haslemere is a sleepy rural commuter town, really little more than a village situated within wooded hills, on the borders between Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex. The pretty town centre has a good mix of traditional, crafty and modern shops and is a pleasant place to relax but for the more active, the surrounding area is excellent for walking, especially Gibbet Hill, famous for both itŒs natural beauty and being the site of many hangings of highwaymen. Haslemere is also at one end of a 105 mile long footpath covering many areas of natural beauty to Ashford in Kent. There is a youth hostel at the bottom of the nearby spectacular crater known as the Devil‚s Punchbowl - and it certainly looks like one when it fills with flames from bush fires, all too common in the area. Soldiers can sometimes be seen parachuting from army helicopters here, plus it has a lovely hotel opposite the Punchbowl car park, situated on the side of the A3 going away from London, as it winds it‚s way around the lip of the mile deep crater.

    Tourist
                      Information

    Haslemere Visitor Information Centre

    Haslemere Museum, 78 High Street, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2LA 

     Email:  vic@haslemere.com
     HASLEMERE CLICK 


    Tel: (01428) 645425
    Fax: (01428) 645234
    Haslemere Educational Museum
    A museum for Haslemere founded in 1888 and opened to the public in 1895 - Extensive Geology, Natural History and Human History Collections, Geikie Collection, Traditional Natural History Display, Egyptian Mummy and Book of the Dead. Temporary Art Exhibitions, lectures, junior and family events and attractive grounds.
    Haslemere Educational Museum
    High Street
    Haslemere
    Surrey
    GU27 2LA
    map
     
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    Tel: +44 (0) 1428 642 112
    Fax: +44 (0) 1428 645 234
    Hindhead

    Hindhead is a village in the county of Surrey home to just over four and a half thousand people. The stunning countryside of the Surrey Hills beckons to walkers and lovers of the great outdoors. The Devil’s Punchbowl is a huge natural amphitheatre gouged out of the earth, and if you time your visit right the slowly rising mists looks as if something is simmering in the punchbowl ……Once frequented by ruthless highwaymen who delved into many a pocket of the travellers on the coach road from London to Portsmouth, and swung for their crimes on Gibbet Hill, now however, enjoys a different kind of visitor. For lovers of creatures Thursley National Nature Reserve is where Mother Nature’s beauty is on display, or there is always the wonders on offer at Bird World and Underwater World, where 26 acres of enchanting parkland is home to a stunning array of birds with strange sounding names such as the Laughing Kookaburra, and the White Eared Cat Bird, add the sights of all things marine from Amazonian Swamps to the Caribbean, and Pacific oceans, and a magical insight is sure to be had. Or be prepared to be amazed at the Hollycombe Steam Collection, where an amazing array of Traction Engines, Steam Locomotives, and Edwardian Fairground Rides rewinds time to an exciting era





    Devils Punch Bowl Country Park & Cafe
    Stunning scenery Viewpoint 50yds from the café

    Devils Punchbowl
    London Road, Hindhead,
    Surrey GU26 6AB
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    Tel : 01428 683207
    Grayshott Pottery Grayshott Pottery
    School Road
    Grayshott
    Hindhead
    Surrey
    GU26 6LR
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    Tel: +44 (0)1428 604 404
    Fax: +44 (0)1428 604 944
    Kew
    Kew is a charming riverside settlement in south-west London. It's a place that retains its original village atmosphere while also welcoming millions of visitors to the Royal Botanic Gardens - a World Heritage Site. Kew Gardens displays an enormous collection of plants, shrubs, trees and grasses from around the world in themed gardens, landscaped walks and lawns, ponds, terraces, greenhouses and museums spread across 300 acres. The Gardens' most familiar landmarks are the Chinese Pagoda and the recently restored Kew Palace, a four-storey, red-brick 17th Century mansion where the Queen celebrated her 80th birthday in 2006. Kew Gardens staff are at the forefront of botanical conservation and have been asked for advice and help with many international projects. Kew is the keeper of the National Archives, formerly known as the Public Records Office, and it is the burial place of artist Thomas Gainsborough. It's close to the attractions of neighbours Richmond and Brentford, home to the Kew Bridge Steam Museum and the marvellous Syon House and Park. A trip across Kew Bridge leads to Chiswick's Strand On The Green, where quaint pubs and houses line one of the Thames' prettiest river walks. Boat trips are available from Kew Gardens Pier.



    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
    Three hundred acres alongside the River Thames containing a glorious array of trees and flowers. You can wander through rose gardens or stroll through woodland. Did you know there were so many species of oak or bamboo? Get steamed up in the Palm house where bananas and coconuts grow, or marvel at the size of the pads in the Waterlily house. There’s also an intriguing collection of buildings including the smallest Royal Palace, the Pagoda and the elegantly modern Alpine house.
    Kew Gardens
    Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB
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    Phone: +44 (0)20 8332 5655
    Kew Green
     is a beautiful untouched area of leafy Kew on the banks of the River Thames. Surrounded by historic houses and public houses on one side, Kew Gardens on the other this is a perfect place to sit and relax on a warm sunny day. The green is used for cricket matches some weekends and but most of the time is reserved for picnicking and ball games. It is an excellent access point for Kew Gardens that has an entrance on the green.
    Kew Green
    Kew Green Road, Kew,
    Richmond, London TW9 5FF
    Map


    Kew Palace
    Kew Gardens
    Richmond
    Surrey
    TW9 3AQ 
     map
     
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 8781 9500
    Kew Transport Museum
    carries a large collection of pieces that have been collected from many hundreds of years of public transport and private vehicles in London. From the earliest times, people have needed to get about the city, and this has been done in a variety of forms. The museum carries a great many artefacts and documents that show how the transport industry has developed.

    Kew, Richmond,
    London TW9 3QA
    Map


    Museum No 1, Kew Gardens
    Royal Botanic Gardens,
    Kew
    Richmond
    Surrey
    TW9 3AB map  
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 - 8332 5655
    National Archives Museum
    This centre has been an important contributor to the development of archiving and study in this country since its inception in 1988. The trust is primarily concerned with protecting and preserving archive studies across the country, although there is a small collection kept on site. Here you can learn more about what the organisation does and the impact it has on the nation’s heritage.


    Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Richmond, London TW9 4DU 
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    Phone: +44 (0)20 7380 7204  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 7383 0557
    Queen Charlotte's Cottage
    Queen Charlotte’s cottage, built in 1770, is most closely associated with King George III and his family.

    Kew Gardens
    Richmond
    Surrey
    TW9 3AB
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    Tel: +44 (0) 20 8332 5000
    Kingston upon Thames
    Welcome to Kingston upon Thames; an historic market town with attractions old and new. One of only four Royal boroughs in England and Wales, Kingston has close links with royalty that date back more than a thousand years. The town was first recorded in an Anglo Saxon Charter in 838, and then in 946 when it became the venue of a number of councils and coronations, cited by King Egbert as 'the royal town where kings were hallowed'. Visitors have long favoured Kingston for its attractive riverside location, proximity to beautiful Royal Parks and of course, its excellent shopping. A reminder of Kingston's links with the Saxon times is Kingston's famous Coronation Stone, probably the borough's most notable possession. It currently stands by the historic Clattern Bridge (the oldest surviving bridge in Surrey dating from the 12th century) over the river Hogsmill outside the Guildhall. A silver penny noting the reign of each King set into the plinth of the stone. Tradition has it that seven Anglo Saxon Kings were crowned on the Ancient slab. King John (who granted Kingston its earliest charter) is believed to have built a residence at Kingston. The 13th century column, which can be seen outside Kingston Library, is reputed to have come from this building. Kingston continues to be a thriving place in which to live, work and learn, offering the visitor a wealth of opportunities. With Kingston College and Kingston University situated close to the town centre, there is a large student population bringing youth vibrancy to the commercial centre, whilst the river and neighbouring Hampton Court provide the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely trip through the ages. However you choose to spend your time in Kingston we hope you have a rewarding visit. Population 147,000

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    Kingston Upon Thames Tourist Information Centre

    Market House , Market Place , Kingston Upon Thames , Surrey KT1 1JS

     Email: tourist.information@

    rbk.kingston.gov.uk

     KINGSTON CLICK 


    Tel: (020) 8547 5592
    Fax: (020) 8547 5594
    Kingston upon Thames Museum and Heritage Service


    Wheatfield Way
    Kingston upon Thames
    Surrey
    KT1 2PS 
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    Tel: +44 (0) 20 - 8547 6460
    Fax: +44 (0) 20 - 8547 6747
    Leatherhead
    Situated on the Main A24 to London and just off the M25, Leatherhead is a perfect escape from the City to stunning countryside. Along the North Downs Way, on the edge of the Surrey Hills area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the river Mole flows under a 14 arch bridge past a 15th century pub, and onwards through the historic Anglo-Saxon town centre of Leatherhead. There are lovely views of the town‚s viaduct from the bridge and a pleasant 4 mile walk along the river bank or the Thames Down Link for the more adventurous. Since pre-war times, the road between Leatherhead and Dorking has been popular for motorcyclists to race each other. Nearby Box Hill, with it‚s narrow lanes winding through woods and beautiful views, used to be great for motorcycles to race too but nowadays has speed bumps placed on dangerously tight bends. However, it has become even more popular as a beautiful place to walk, relax, or, in Wintry weather, sledge. Jane Austen, who often visited her god father in Great Bookham, based the characters in her books on the people of Leatherhead, attracting many tourists to the charming 17th and 18th century buildings in Leatherhead‚s diverse town centre. Fully pedestrianised with easy access for those with mobility problems, modern shopping facilities rub shoulders with galleries, a museum in a lovely timbered house and a public library in The Mansion, a very impressive timbered building and of course the famous Thorndyke Theatre, there is plenty to do. Leatherhead is also perfect for children, especially Harry Potter fans as this is the town that Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films grew up in. Or for a bit of excitement there‚s the theme park Chessington World Of Adventures or the farm animal petting zoo of Bocketts Farm .

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    Leatherhead Help Shop

    Mole Valley District Council, 25-29 High Street, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8AB


    Tel: (01372) 363385
    Fax: (01372) 360572
    Bocketts Farm Park
    Bocketts Farm Park is a beautiful working family farm situated on the slopes of the North Downs in Surrey. As a mixed farm we have many sorts of farm animals and we grow a wide variety of crops, from bread-making wheat to sweetcorn. Lambing, shearing, haymaking and harvest punctuate our farming year, but we always have baby farm animals for the children to see.Bocketts Farm welcomes visits from all schools, particularly nursery and primary, and offers a guided tour of the farm park to enable the children to learn about the farm animal husbandry and the wider countryside. It is a suitable venue for children with special needs and offers disabled access. We also successfully cater for children's birthday parties. We have a large covered area housing friendly farm areas, enabling a successful visit even in wet weather. Regular activities include animal handling, pig racing, goat milking and duck trials. Trailer and pony rides are often available. There are ample play areas including trampolines and an indoor playbarn with a giant slide. We also have a gift shop with many farm orientated souvenirs and gifts for the children. Our tearooms serve family meals throughout the day.
    Bocketts Farm
    Young Street
    Leatherhead
    Surrey
    KT22 9BS 
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    Tel: 0871 716 2520

    Cherkley Court & Gardens

    Set in 400 acres of park and woodlands, Cherkley Court was the home of the press baron and cabinet minister, the 1st Lord Beaverbrook between 1910 - 1964. Following a 5 year renovation of the entire estate by the Beaverbrook Foundation, 16 acres of exquisitely landscaped gardens are open to the public. Cherkley Court offers an immaculate mix of formality and intimacy with outstanding views across the Mole Valley. The garden has been designed by Simon Johnson, who specialises in country house work. As well as grand terraces and long herbaceous borders, there are garden pavilions, a shell grotto and a stunning Italiante garden. There is a wild flower meadow, Mediterranean planting, a potager, vegetable garden and walnut grove. Short tours of the gardens are available free to visitors, plant guides are on sale and there is a tranquil Orangery Teashop and terrace serving lunches, homemade cakes and teas.
    Cherkley Court
    Reigate Road
    Leatherhead
    Surrey
    KT22 8QX

    Email cherkleycourt

     CHERKLEY PARK CLICK 

    Tel : + 44 01372 380980

    Fax: +44 01372 376378

    Christ Church
    Leatherhead United Reform Church or Christ Church as it is known is an imposing building on the edge of the Surrey town. The church is built in a turn of the century style and is home to a large and welcoming Christian community who like to play a leading role in the life of the town in both a religious and social sense.
    Christ Church
    Epsom Road,
    Leatherhead, Surrey KT22

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    Leatherhead Football Club
    Leatherhead Football Club is a self proclaimed ‘club that is run by its supporters for the benefit of the community’. With a great history of semi-professional football and an institution in the town, the club play non-league football throughout the English season and attract large crowds to their home games which are played on a regular basis.
    Leatherhead Football Club
    Fetcham Grove, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 9AS 
    Map
    LEATHERHEAD FC CLICK
    Phone: +44 (0)1372 360151
    Leatherhead Leisure Centre
    is a large mutli purpose leisure complex based in an area of parkland close to the centre of the Surrey town. The main feature of the centre s a six lane, 25 metre swimming pool which is open most of the week for public swimming but is occasionally used for events and club training. There are several large conference suites within the centre.
    Leatherhead Leisure Centre
    Guildford Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 9BL
     Map
    LEATHERHEAD LEISURE CENTRE CLICK
    Phone: +44 (0)1372 377674
    The Leatherhead Museum of  Local History

    One of the delights of Leatherhead is its local museum. It is conveniently located in Church Street, about 2 minutes walk from the High Street. The museum occupies the picturesque, 17th century timber framed Hampton Cottage... This building was purchased in 1976 by the Leatherhead Museum and Local Heritage Trust on behalf of Leatherhead and District Local History Society and opened to the public in 1980 after extensive renovations.Exhibits include a collection of Ashtead Pottery, the swan from the old Swan Hotel in Leatherhead, models of Hampton Cottage itself and of the Roman Villa in Ashtead, as well as old photographs, maps and paintings of the area. As only a small proportion of the Society's collections can be displayed at a time there is always something different to be seen and return visits are very worthwhile.Admission is free and there is a shop selling a variety of souvenirs, maps, educational items for young people, postcards and books on local history.The Museum is open from April until Christmas on Thursdays and Fridays from 13.00 to 16.00 and on Saturdays from 1.00 to 16.00.

    Leatherhead Museum of Local History
    Hampton Cottage, 64 Church Street, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8DP
     
    Map

     LEATHERHEAD LOCAL HISTORY MUSEUM CLICK 

    Phone: +44 (0)1372 386348
    Leatherhead Theatre and Cinema
    is one of the premier local entertainment venues. It hosts an interesting variety of shows throughout the year from the classical plays and contemporary pieces through to live comedy, audience with celebrities and musical combinations. The centre also has a cinema showing a mixture of new release blockbusters and world cinema.
    Leatherhead Theatre & Cinems
    7 Church Street,
     Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8DN

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    Our Lady & St. Peter Church
    Sir Edward Holtun, a newspaper magnate largely paid for the construction of this interesting Roman Catholic Church in 1923. The church is known for its great examples of 20th Century stained glass that comes from the influence of the Art and Craft Movement. The church is home to a large congregation of Christians from across the town and surrounding villages.

    Our Lady & St Peter Church
    Garlands Road, Leatherhead,
    Surrey KT22 7EZ
    Map
    Phone: +44 (0)1372 372278
    Riverside Walk
    The river has always been an important part of the community in Leatherhead, bringing both life, trade and beauty to the area. The walks along the river from the town centre out into the Surrey countryside are a very popular pastime for both local people and visitors who flock here in the summer months.
    Riverside Walk
    Leatherhead,
    Surrey KT22
    Map


      Nomad Theatre
    Nomads put on around eight productions a year. From this site you can see current, past and future productions. Nomads are still putting past productions into this new site so bear with them. If you are interested in being involved in one of the future productions check the news for when auditions are to be held
    Nomads Nomad Theatre
    Bishopsmead Parade
    East Horsley
    Surrey
    KT24 6RT
     

    NOMAD THEATRE CLICK
    tel: 01483 284747
    St. Mary's Church
    St. Mary’s is one of the principle places of Anglican worship in the Surrey town of Leatherhead. Steeped in history this beautiful old church has brought worship and prayer to the town for centuries. Today it is home to a large Christian community that pride themselves on being a central part of the social and charitable events of the borough.
    St Mary's Church
    Church Road,
     Leatherhead, Surrey KT22
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    St. Mary's Park
    St. Mary’s Park is a large piece of public land situated close to the parish church of St. Mary. For many generations it has been one of the principle places of rest and relaxation for the people of the borough. Today it is well used by those taking part in sports and those simply looking to relax and get away from the busy town streets.
    St Mary's Park
    Church Road,
    Leatherhead, Surrey KT22
     
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    Swan Centre
    The Swan Centre is the premier shopping centre in Leatherhead. Located at the heart of the town centre the shopping facility has a massive range of High Street shops to choose from all under one roof. The centre has a range of places to eat and drink as well as a large purpose built parking centre.
    Swann Centre
    High Street,
     Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8AH
    Map
    Phone: +44 (0)1372 376358
    Leatherhead War Memorial
    Leatherhead has a proud history when it comes to sending their sons off to fight for freedom and democracy. This simple yet beautiful monument marks the great sacrifice that has been made by these young men throughout the 20th Century as well as celebrating the great bravery and sacrifices made by those who stayed on the home front.
    War Memorial
    Elm Road,
    Leatherhead, Surrey KT22
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    Lingfield


    Bannister's Bakery Limited
    Eastbourne Road
    Blindley Heath
    Lingfield
    Surrey
    RH7 6LQ
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     BANNISTERS BAKERY CLICK
    email: enquiries@bannistersbakery.co.uk

     
    Tel: +44 (0) 1342 - 832086
    Lingfield Racetrack

    At Lingfield Park you can enjoy a thrilling day at the races, with your friends, family or work colleagues while enjoying our extensive hospitality facilities. Get your pulse racing with the unrivalled excitement of Flat, National Hunt and All Weather Racing at one of the busiest racecourses in Europe with 91 race meetings scheduled for 2008.Whether you are entertaining clients or holding a private function, you can treat your guests to the delicious carvery menu in our panoramic Trackside Restaurant or dine privately in an exclusive suite overlooking the finishing straight.All inclusive corporate hospitality packages are also available and are ideal for groups or special events to ensure that you have everything you need for a successful and stylish occasion.



    Lingfield Racetrack

    Racecourse Road
    Lingfield
    Surrey
    RH7 6PQ
     
    Email:  lingfieldpark.co.uk
     LINGFIELD RACES CLICK 
    Tel: 01342 834800
    Fax: 01342 835874
    Mitcham


    Wandle Industrial Museum
    The Museum was established in 1983 by local people concerned by the decline along the banks of the River Wandle in Merton determined to ensure that the history of the valley was no longer neglected but enhanced for the use and benefit of the community. The River Wandle is sourced from the North Downs above Croydon, surfacing now in Waddon, running west until it meets the secondary source in Carshalton, then via Hackbridge Mitcham, Ravensbury St Helier Morden Wimbledon Colliers Wood, Summerstown and Wandsworth to the Thames passing through the London Boroughs of Croydon Sutton, Merton, and Wandsworth.The Wandle trail which passes through places whose names evidence the history of the valley - Mitcham Grove, Honeywood, Bishopsford and Wilderness, or the people who have made their mark here Like Everetts, Bennetts, Lamberts, Palmerston Shepley as well as National Trust areas like Morden Hall Park, and Watermeads and the little nature reserves scattered along its length.Although there is identifiable Roman and Saxon history along the Wandle (a large Roman Villa complex was excavated at Beddington, and Stane Street crossed the Wandle at Colliers Wood, whilst a serious Saxon cemetary has been excavated at Ravensbury) its recorded history divides neatly into the 400 monastic years of Merton priory, and the subsequent 400 industrial years.

    Wandle Industrial Museum
    The Vestry Hall Annexe
    London Road
    Mitcham
    Surrey
    CR4 3UD
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     WANDLE INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM CLICK
     
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 - 8648 0127
    Fax: +44 (0) 20 - 8685 0249
    Oxted


    Titsey Place and Gardens
    Set in more than 3000 acres, Titsey Place and Gardens s one of the largest surviving historic estates in the county and dates back to the mid-sixteenth century. The Estate was originally bought in 1534 by Sir George Gresham and descended in the early nineteenth century through the female line to the Leveson Gowers, a branch of the family of the Duke of Sutherland. The Leveson Gower family lived at Titsey until the death of Thomas Leveson Gower in 1992. In 1993 the trustees of the Titsey Foundation opened Titsey Place to the publicand today vistors are able to take a historic mansion house and enjoy its unique collection of Canalettos, fine porcelain and beautiful furniture. Visitors can also explore the stunning gardens which include a beautifully restored kitchen garde, a rose garden and a lake. There are four miles of woodland walks in the Titsey Planatation that are open all year round and are popular with dog walkers.
    Titsey Place & Gardens
    Titsey Place
    Oxted
    Surrey
    RH8 0SD 
     map
    TITSEY PLACE CLICK 

    Tel: +44 (0) 1273 407056
    Fax: +44 (0) 1273 478995
    Redhill
    Redhill is a town positioned at the foot of the North Downs in the County of Surrey, and is home to nearly 26,000 people. The town has a choice of shopping in the High Street, the Belfry Shopping Centre, and a Market twice a week. The Harlequin offers anything from the latest films to a Musical show or Theatre performance, or perhaps the animals on offer at Godstone Farm will entice you to visit, there is even two ponds complete with Ducks, a Nature Trail and Play Barn…… For lovers of history a visit to the Gatwick Aviation Museum tells the interesting history of aviation, the displays from WW11 right up to the 1970’s, aircraft with fascinating names such as Fairy Gannet, Percival Sea Prince and Westland Whirlwind are just some of the wonders on display. Or how about a visit to Britain’s oldest working windmill, Outwood Windmill was built in 1665 and is still working today, set in stunning grounds and woodland, with friendly rabbits, and Nature Trails. Or if you wish to explore mysterious tunnels that lead under the ruins of a Norman Castle, take a trip to Baron Cave which is one of Britain's oldest caves. The tours are carried out in this quiet and evocative location by Lantern Light, where the history and it’s link with the Norman Castle is explained………fascinating.




    Outwood Windmill
    Visit England’s oldest working windmill, built in 1665. Learn about the workings of this beautiful building and help to turn the 25 ton mill to face the wind. Try your hand at grinding some wholemeal flour and take some home to bake your own bread. Picnic alongside the ancient mill, let your children climb about the play area or if you feel inclined, stroll through the surrounding woodland.
    Outwood
                  Windmill
    The Old Mill, Outwood Common, Redhill, Surrey RH1 5PW  
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    OUTWOOD WINDMILL CLICK

    Phone: +44 (0)1342 843644  -  Fax: +44 (0)1342 843458

    Redhill Harlequin Theatre
    A visit to the Harlequin means you are in for a treat. We offer a great variety of quality entertainment for all the family to enjoy.
    Whether you are visiting to see a show or a film, attend a conference, a party or to have a drink and bite to eat at our popular coffee shop, you can be assured of a friendly welcome from our helpful, courteous staff.
    Harlequin Redhill Warwick Quadrant,Redhill, SurreyRH1 1NN 
    Harlequin Theatre Click
    tel: 01737-765547
    Reigate
    The town lay within the Reigate hundred,Reigate appears in an Anglo-SaxonDomesday Book in 1086 as Cherchefelle which appearts to mean ,the open space by the hill' administrative division.  The historic market town of Reigate nestles at the foot of the North Downs, which provide a magnificent backdrop. The Old Town Hall, a listed building and once the original market place, command a prominent position at one end of the High Street.The town, much of which is designated as a Conservation Area, offers a range of specialist shops including antiques, craft shops, clothing and furniture.It has also developed a reputation as a gourmet centre and boasts an array of restaurants, pubs and cafes to suit all tastes.An active business guild runs a number of community events through the year, and bigger businesses have also chosen to relocate to the town.Reigate also boasts the historic 200 acre Priory Park an easy walk from the town centre, overlooked by the grade I listed Priory, which dates back to the 13th century, when it was founded for regular canons of the Order of St Augustine.Reigate and its surrounding areas boasts excellent schools for families who choose to live in the catchment area.The town also has enviable transport links with London and the south coast within easy reach by road or rail. Gatwick airport is also a short drive away.
    Reigate
                Castle
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    Reigate Customer Services Desk 

    Town Hall , Castlefield Road ,

     Reigate , Surrey RH2 0SH

    Reigate - 1911 Encyclopedia article
    Reigate Society
    ReigateandRedhill.co.uk - Reigate information


    Tel: (01737) 276000
    Fax: (01737) 276718
    Barons Cave and Tunnel Road Cave
    The Barons Cave is one of the oldest show caves in Britain, and visitors to Reigate have been exploring it since the 1700s at least. They run under the grounds of the town's ruined Norman castle, and it’s thought they date from the 11th century. Today the caves are managed by Wealden Cave and Mine Society and open on selected days during the summer. Lantern-lit tours last 20 to 30 minutes.
    Barons Cave
    Reigate, Surrey RH2
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    Castle Grounds
    Reigate Castle Grounds are made up of paths, woodland and gardens near the town centre, where Reigate's Norman castle once stood. William de Warenne, Earl of Surrey, founded the castle in 1088, but it was in ruins by 1441. Today, a grassy plateau is bordered with herbaceous flowerbeds, planted with roses and perennials. In its centre, a stone pyramid covers an underground passage, and nearby there's a mock medieval gateway of 1777.
    Castle Grounds
    Reigate,
    Surrey RH2
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    Reigate Priory, Museum and Park
    Reigate Priory was founded in the 13th Century. Today its grounds make up a magnificent 65 acre park, with gardens, grassland, woodland, a lake and recreational facilities minutes from the town centre. Events are regularly held here, including concerts and firework displays. In 2007, the park is in the midst of a £6.6m restoration and development project, which includes the construction of a new pavilion and sports facilities The Priory Museum holds a fascinating collection of social and local history exhibits, with regular exhibitions aimed at both children and adults. The Museum's home - a Grade I listed Tudor Mansion - is equally impressive. Highlights include the magnificent Holbein Hall Fire Place, which, it is thought, was designed by Hans Holbein for Henry VIII, an 18th-century carved staircase, said to be one of the best in England, and a series of Baroque wall paintings.
    Priory Museum
    Reigate,
    Surrey RH2 7RL
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    PRIORY MUSEUM CLICK

    Reigate Old Town Hall
    Most of Reigate's historic town centre is in a conservation area, and the Old Town Hall is one of its finest buildings. Built probably 1728, this elegant building with its cupola, clock and corner chimneys helps to make this the most attractive part of the town. Before becoming the town hall, it was Reigate’s market hall, and it was also once used for petty court sessions. The building has recently been restored.
    Old Town Hall
    Market Place, Reigate,
    Surrey RH2 7AF
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    Richmond
    was not listed in (Sheen Palace was later renamed Richmond Palace by Henry VII) Domesday Book, but is shown on the map as Sceon, its spelling in 950AD. Henry I lived briefly in the King's house in Sheanes (or Shene or Sheen). In 1299 Edward I "Hammer of the Scots", took his whole court to the manor-house at Sheen, a little east of the bridge, and close by the river side, which thus became a royal palace in . William Wallace ("Braveheart") was executed in London in 1305, and it was in Sheen that the Commissioners from Scotland went down on their knees before Edward Richard II was the first English king to make Sheen his main residence in 1383. Henry VII was fond of Richmond CastleYorkshire. When a fire accidentally destroyed his manor in Sheen in 1497 he built a palace there and re-named it Richmond in 1501. Many people assume that the folk song "Lass of Richmond Hill" refers to Richmond upon Thames, but it originated in the Yorkshire Richmond. In William Shakespeare's "Richard III", and in "Henry VI part 3", Henry VII is referred to as Richmond. This is because he was Earl of Richmond.

    Richmond is a green and leafy town and it is surrounded by accessible open spaces. To the east and south lies Richmond Park, a large area of wild heath and woodland that was first enclosed by Charles I as a hunting park. To the north lie the wide green lawns and playing fields of the Old Deer Park which run down to the River Thames, and beyond it Kew Gardens.The river has a lively frontage between Richmond Bridge and the railway bridge, with many bars and restaurants. Opposite the town here is the leafy Corporation Island and the two small Flowerpot Islands. On the other side of Richmond Bridge, rising above the river are the Terrace Gardens. These gardens were laid out in the 1880s and were extended down to the River Thames some 40 years later. The broad gravel walk along the top is earlier and the view west towards Windsor has long been famous.The view from Richmond Hill now forms part of the Thames Landscape Strategy which aims to protect and enhance this section of the river corridor into London.


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    Richmond Tourist Information Centre

     Old Town Hall , Whittaker Avenue , Richmond , Surrey TW9 1TP 

     Email: info@visitrichmond.co.uk
     RICHMOND CLICK

    Totally Richmond
    Richmond Online
    Richmond upon Thames Daily Photo
    History of Richmond timeline
    London Borough of Richmond

    Tel: (020) 8940 9125
    Fax: (020) 8940 6899
     




    Ham House
    Ham House is an outstanding Stuart house, built in 1610 and then enlarged in the 1670s when it was at the heart of Restoration court life and intrigue. Ham is famous for its lavish interiors and spectacular collections of fine furniture, textiles and paintings, as well as for the 17th century formal gardens, currently being restored.
    Ham House
    Ham, Richmond,
    London TW10 7RS 
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    E-mail Ham House
    HAM HOUSE CLICK 
    Phone: +44 (0)20 8940 1950  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 8332 6903
    Museum of Richmond
    For centuries Richmond has been a centre of fashion, the arts and the intellect, as well as home to many of Britain’s monarchs. The museum celebrates the rich heritage of Richmond, Ham, Petersham and Kew and, through the exhibition and education programmes, includes other areas of the borough. The colourful displays span from prehistoric times to the present day. It is ideal for family visits: admission is free, and there are always lots of activities to keep children entertained. The museum is close to the River Thames and to Richmond Green.
    Museum of Richmond
    Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey TW9 1TP
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    E-mail Museum of Richmond 
    MUSEUM OF RICHMOND CLICK
    Phone: +44 (0)20 8332 1141  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 8948 7570
    Orange Tree Theatre
    This theatre is the only permanent auditorium in London built in ‘The Round’, where audiences sit on all four sides of the actors as they perform. The Orange Tree Theatre was founded in 1971 by Sam Walters, in a room above the Orange Tree Pub. Over the years which followed the theatre and its reputation grew. Audiences came to experience drama, musicals, classics and revivals, all produced in the Orange Tree’s particular style. Ten years after the move from the pub, Sam Walters is still artistic director of the Orange Tree and the theatre has continued to grow.
    Orange Tree Theatre
    1 Clarence Street,
    Richmond, Surrey TW9 2SA 
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    E-mail Orange Tree Theatre
    ORANGE TREE CLICK
    Phone: +44 (0)20 8940 3633
    Richmond Green
    A historic piece of cultured land, in Tudor times the green was the centre of life in Richmond. Now flanked by impressive regency housing, at the time of Henry VII the area was overlooked by the magnificent Richmond palace, the remains of which still remain on one side of the green. Today the green is used as a leisure area by the towns’ residents for dog walking, picnicking and simply relaxing. The green acts as a focal point for many community activities, charity events and fundraisers. The local authority values the area highly and works hard to keep it in excellent order.
    Richard Green
    The Green, Richmond,
    Surrey TW9 1QJ
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    St Anne's Church
    There are records of the first church being built on this beautiful site at the edge of Kew Gardens around 1714 on land donated by Queen Anne and the royal paid for the construction. In the last few hundred years the building has developed, being added too and changed creating the wonderful Grade II Listed building that stands on the site today. The church is home to an active and lively congregation that welcomes newcomers, locals and tourists alike.
    St Annes
    Kew Green, Kew,
     Richmond TW9 5FD
    Map
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     St ANNE'S CLICK

    Richmond Theatre
    This theatre is one of the most beautiful of all the Frank Matcham theatres. It was built in 1899 as the Theatre Royal and Opera House. The theatre quickly established itself as one of the most popular venues in the country, offering an eclectic mix of productions all year round. Every year almost a quarter of a million theatre goers attend around forty productions. The theatre also host educational programmes for young people manifesting themselves as workshops and summer schools. The venue is often used for other community events, charity fundraising and large public meetings.
    Richmond Theatre
     
    The Green, Richmond,
    Surrey TW9 1QJ
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    RICHMOND THEATRE CLICK 
    Phone: +44 (0)20 8939 9277  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 8948 3601
    Virginia Wolf's House
    Virginia Woolf is one of Britain’s most celebrated writers. In March 1915, the Woolfs moved to Hogarth House on Paradise Road, a few minutes from Richmond High Street. They occupied half of the double brick Georgian house until 1924. During German air raids Virginia slept in the basement which became the press room after they founded their publishing venture, Hogarth Press in 1917. Here Virginia set the type for T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land in 1923. From the back windows of the house she could see Kew Gardens, one of her favourite walking spots and the setting for her short story of the same name.
    Virginia Wolf's House
    Hogarth House, Paradise Road,
    Richmond SW9 1SA

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    Sutton
    In the year 1000 the manor of Sutton belonged to the Benedictine Abbey of Chertsey, founded c.666, which stood by the Thames in north-west Surrey. The abbey's ownership was long established: they may have acquired Sutton as early as 727 and they probably gave the place its name, the south tun or south farm. They owned several estates in south-east Surrey and Sutton appears to have been their administrative headquarters in the area.



    Whitehall
    If it’s Tudor you want, choose from the Nonsuch Room or the Tudor fireplace with its bread oven and cooking objects; for Stuart see the unique ‘Graffiti’ door and the 17th century alcove; for Georgian visit the Porch Room with its mid-18th century wallpaper and period style window drapery or go to the fine display of Syntax ceramics and prints; alternatively, travel through the Victorian and Edwardian periods with the room settings and artefacts of the the Killick family, who lived here for over 200 years. All this AND the original architecture plus later additions to explore; a Tea-room with home-made cakes, the tranquil walled garden, and a newly stocked shop!
    Whitehall

    1 Malden Road, Cheam SM3 8QD. 
    e-mail:
     
    whitehallcheam@btconnect.com
      WHITEHALL CLICK 

    Tel: (020) 8643 1236
    Tadworth


    Box Hill
    Box Hill is an outstanding area of woodland and chalk downland, long famous as a destination for day-trippers from London, but surprisingly extensive and with much to offer the rambler and naturalist. There are many beautiful walks and spectacular views towards the South Downs. On the summit there is an information centre, shop with plant sales, servery and a fort dating from the 1890s, (which is partly open to the public).
    Box Hill
    The Old Fort, Box Hill Road, Box Hill,
    Tadworth, Surrey KT20 7LB
    Map
    BOX HILL CLICK 

    Phone: +44 (0)1306 885502  -  Fax: +44 (0)1306 875030
    Weybridge

    Weybridge lay within the Saxon administrative district of Elmbridge hundred. Weybridge appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Webrige and Webruge . It is a Market Town in the County of Surrey, where the River Thames edges the north of the town and joins the River Wey, home to nineteen thousand four hundred people. There are many local treasures on offer such as the Elmbridge Museum, which tells a fascinating story from Prehistoric times to present day, or perhaps the sizzling items on offer at Brooklands Museum is more for you, where the evocative story is told of Aviation, with 30 aircraft on show, and the unbeatable treasures on offer that relive the golden age of Motor Racing. Or perhaps thrills of a different kind are wished for, then Thorpe Park probably has the answer, with breath stealing rides such as Nemesis Inferno and Stealth, or there is always Sandown Ski Slope to get the adrenaline pumping, whether ski ing, snowboarding or tobogganing. For sport lovers a visit to the Museum Of Rugby explains the history of this brilliant sport through it’s extensive collection. Or perhaps the promise of stunning architecture that’s cloaked in a rich history forging links with Henry V111, Oliver Cromwell and even Shakespeare, are more for you, then it has to be Hampton Court Palace. Or there is always the stunning beauty of Virginia Water Lake that sits on the southern edge of Windsor Great Park and is surrounded by mature woodland 


    History of Weybridge
    The York Column Monument and Monument Green History
    The River Wey and Wey Navigations Community Site
    Aerial photographs of Weybridge
    Weybridge News & Mail


    Brooklands Museum 
    The Brooklands Museum is a vast collection of automotive and aviation history dating back well over a century. The centre has a fine collection of cars and aeroplanes and the experienced guides at the museum will talk you through the development of the earliest engines to the modern vehicles we have today. The museum has a Concorde supersonic aeroplane of which guests can tour for a small extra charge.
    Brooklands Museum
    Brooklands Road, Weybridge,
    Surrey KT13 0QN  
    Map
     
    E-mail Brooklands Museum  -  BROOKLANDS MUSEUM CLICK

    Phone: +44 (0)1932 857381

    Christian Science Church

    This modern Christian Science Church is situated about half way between Weybridge and Walton-on-Thames in the leafy Surrey suburbs. The church is home to a large congregation of Christian Scientists who meet here on a regular basis to give prayer and worship. There is a reading room on site and new members and visitors are welcomed to the church to learn more about the faith.
    Weybridge
                    Christian Science Church
    Baker Street, Weybridge,
    Surrey KT13
    Map


    Churchfields Park
     is the most centrally located Public Park or garden in Weybridge. The facility is just a few yards away from the town centre and the magnificent parish church. The area has for generations been one of the principle places of rest and relaxation for the people of the borough, looking for some peace and solitude away from the busy streets of the Surrey town.
    Churchfields Park
    Churchfields, Weybridge,
    Surrey KT13
    Map


    Elmbridge Museum
    Elmbridge Museum is located at the very heart of Weybridge and is a fascinating place to visit if you have any sort of interest in the local area and its history. The museum contains a wealth of local history exhibits dating back well over a thousand years, but combines these with entertaining and informative contemporary pieces. The museum is a fun and friendly interactive environment that welcomes all.
    Elmbridge Museum
    Church Street, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8DE
    Map

    ELMBRIDGE MUSEUM CLICK

    Phone: +44 (0)1932 843573  -  Fax: +44 (0)1932 846552


    E.M.Foster's House
    Edward Morgan Forster lived much of his adult life in this house at the beginning of the 20th Century in Weybridge, Surrey. He is regarded as one of the finest novelists, short story writers and essayists of his age and wrote some brilliant pieces which are held in high regard by experts and the common man today. Many of his great works have been adapted for the screen including A Passage to India and Howard’s End.
    E.M.Forster's House
    19 Monument Green, Weybridge,
    Surrey KT13
    Map


    Mercedes-Benz World
    is a brand experience centre. At this impressive destination, visitors will find simulator rides, interactive challenges, enthralling exhibits and, most excitingly, the opportunity to take any one of the Mercedes-Benz car models around 2.5km of handling circuits. For off-road fans, this extends to a 10-acre off-road terrain course complete with deep muddy water and steep, slippery slopes. There are classic cars, a café and restaurant, shop and a KidsZone for the youngsters.Mercedes-Benz World is just a few minutes from Junction 10 of the M25. Follow the A3 towards London taking the first exit and turn left at the roundabout onto the A245 (signposted to Weybridge). Continue along the A245 for approximately 1.5 miles. At the second roundabout turn right onto Sopwith Drive. Continue straight over two roundabouts, you have arrived at Mercedes-Benz World.
    Mercedes Benz World
    Brooklands Drive
    Weybridge
    Surrey
    KT13 0SL

    MERCEDES-BENZ

    WORLD CLICK 
    Tel
    : +44 0870 400 4000
    Monument Green

    is one of a couple of ancient public greens at the centre of Weybridge. Named after the huge monument to the Duchess of York hat stands on the edge of it, the green has for centuries been a place of meeting for the people of the borough. Today the centrally located garden is used primarily by local people to sit, relax and watch the world go by with a newspaper or a book.
    Monument Green
    Weybridge,
    Surrey KT13
    Map



    Public Tennis Courts
    These fine public tennis courts stand at the heart of the Surrey town of Weybridge. They are a popular fixture with all ages and social groups in society and area completely free of charge to use throughout the year. The courts offer hard-court playing surfaces which area extremely well maintained by the local authority and one of the areas best free to use sports facilities.
    Public Tennis Courts
    Churchfields, Weybridge,
    Surrey KT13
    Map


    Quadrant Green
    is one of a few public greens in the centre of the Surrey town that have been historically set aside as a place of specific rest and relaxation for the towns people. The green is a place to escape the busy traffic and shopping streets and to enjoy the leafy peace and quiet of the Surrey greenery. The green is well used by the people of the area and has great historic routes.
    Quadrant Green
    Weybridge,
    Surrey KT13
    Map


    Silvermere Equestrian Centre
    This family run equestrian centre is located in the beautiful Surrey countryside close to Cobham outside of Weybridge. The centre has been awarded British Horse Society approval and is therefore one of the top centres in the area. The centre offers professional riding tuition from the age of four upwards. In the excellent facilities you can’t fail to become a riding star in no time.
    Silveremere Equstrian Centre
    Redhill Road, Cobham, Weybridge, Surrey KT11 1QE
    Map

    SILVERMERE EQUESTRIAN CLICK

    Phone: +44 (0)1932 864040

    St. James’ Church
     is the central parish church in Weybridge, Surrey. The large and beautiful ecclesiastical structure dominates the skyline with its huge spire that casts a shadow across the entire town centre. The church has a large centre attached to it where after worshipping and prayer the congregation can partake in socially responsible activities for the good of the community including charity and youth work.
    St James Church
    Church Street, Weybridge,
     Surrey KT13 8DE
    Map


    Phone: +44 (0)1932 856399

    Weybridge Bowls Club
    is situated on the edge of the Churchfields Park in the very centre of the Surrey town. The facility is well used throughout the year by an extremely keen group of members who play against each other and many local clubs in competitions. The centre welcomes newcomers and is always keen to extend the interest in this fascinating and often misunderstood game to different groups across society.
    Bowls Club
    Churchfields, Weybridge,
    Surrey KT13
    Map


    Weybridge Public Library
     is one of the major focuses of community life in the borough. The facility has a large collection of fiction and non fiction titles available for loan along with many video and audio units. The library carries an extensive reference section with some unique local history documents and maps. The facility is used for a variety of exhibitions and talks throughout the year
    Weybridge Public Library
    Church Street, Weybridge,
     Surrey KT13 8DE 

    Phone: +44 (0)8456 009 009

    Weybridge Methodist Church
     is housed in a fine old free church building on the edge of Weybridge in Surrey. The facility is home to a large congregation of Methodist believers who meet on a regular basis to give prayer and worship. They take an active role in community affairs and the church members are often involved in charitable and social activities for the good of the local people.
    Weybridge Methodist Church
    Queens Avenue, Weybridge,
    Surrey KT14 7AD
    Map


    Woburn Park
     is located on the edge of the charming Surrey town of Weybridge. For generations this area has acted as a place of meeting and trading for the people of the borough. In recent times the park has become more a place of public rest and relaxation as well as recreation. During the summer months the area is popular with picnickers and walkers enjoying the lush green park.
    Woburn Park
    Weybridge Road,
    Weybridge, Surrey KT13
    Map


    York Column
     is a towering monument close to the centre of Weybridge in Surrey. It is one of the most noticeable and well loved features of the local skyline. Dedicated to the Duchess of York in 1822, the monument was paid for by the people of the town because they wanted a lasting memorial to one of their favourite royals who had deep routed local connections with the area. The monument is well maintained by the local authority.
    York
                  Column
    Monument Green,
    Weybridge, Surrey KT13
    Map


    Woking
    Situated in the heart of Surrey, and surrounded by beautiful countryside, Woking has excellent transport links to London and the region, bringing some of the most popular family attractions in the South East close to hand. Woking’s landmark theatre and cinema complex, The Ambassadors, hosts the very best of the West End in a Borough of surprises and contrasts. Famous Firsts Woking has a wealth of historical connections, from Henry VIII’s hunting palace to the site of H G Wells’ War of the Worlds Martian landing. Woking is also home to the Shah Jehan - the first mosque in Britain - which was built to cater for the spiritual needs of the students of the nearby Oriental Institute, in 1889. The Crematorium in St John’s village, Woking, performed the first cremations in the country, before the practice was even legalised. The first navigable waterway in England – the River Wey Navigations – was opened in 1653 and flows through some of the Borough’s villages, at Pyrford, West Byfleet and Sutton Green. Leisurely Pursuits Besides the River Wey, Woking is home to a stretch of the Basingstoke Canal and both waterways offer a wide range of relaxing activities from boating to cycling and walking. They are also habitats for a variety of rare flora and fauna. Heath and common land abound in Woking too, giving you the chance to immerse yourself in peace and tranquillity, just a short walk away from the lively town centre. Or, if golf is your passion, you can choose from the 11 top notch courses in the Borough. At the Centre of Things Woking’s pedestrianised centre, with the Peacocks and Wolsey Place shopping centres, Market Square and popular speciality markets, means there’s something for everyone; access is made easy courtesy of Shopmobility and the town centre buggy. In Town Square, look out for our speciality markets, including the popular Farmers Market every month, and a host of special events and festivals throughout the year. Population 90,000

    Tourist
                      Information

    Woking Visitor Information Centre

     The Ambassadors, Peacocks Centre, Woking,Surrey GU21 6GQ 

     Email:  tourist@woking.gov.uk

      WOKING CLICK 


    Tel: (01483) 720103
    Fax: (01483) 740462
    The Ambassadors Theatre and Cinema
    The Ambassadors Theatre and Cinema complex is housed within the Peacocks Shopping centre in central Woking. The facility offers a world class range of theatre productions at the Victoria Theatre and a range of films in the main cinema complex. It is a one stop shop for entertainment in the borough. The theatre shows a variety of performance art from the traditional classic plays to more modern shows including comedy and music.
    Ambassadors Theatre
    Peacocks Centre,
    Woking, Surrey GU21 6GQ
    Map
    Phone: +44 (0)1483 545 955
    The Bandstand
     is one of the centrepieces of Woking town centre. An imaginative and beautifully crafted steel structure, the roofed stage serves a twin purpose to the community. When it is not in use it is used by local people as a meeting point and place to gather out of the elements. In the summer and at special times of the year the bandstand is also used for public performances by a variety of performers to the delight of local people.
    Bandstand
    Cawsey Way, Woking,
     Surrey GU22
    Map


    The Big Apple
    in the centre of Woking has an extensive variety of leisure activities on offer to suit all ages. There is a Laser Quest arena, top of the range arcade games with all the latest games, 10 pin bowling, the House of Play for younger children, a pool room which has 8 full size pool tables, and a casino. There is a late-night bar and teenagers will enjoy the Chaos Under 18’s Nights at the Quake nightclub. The complex also caters for birthday parties and corporate events
    Big Apple
    Crown Square, Woking,
    Surrey GU21 6HR
    Map


    Christ Church
    stands at the very centre of Woking. It is a large and interesting architectural project which has been developed over a series of centuries. The church is used for a variety of community activities as well as the standard worship and prayer that takes place. The facility has a large and pro-active congregation who like to organise charitable and community events. The facility is also used for a great many youth projects and has a young people’s project.
    Christ Church
    Town Square, Woking,
     Surrey GU21 6YG
    Map


    First Church of Christian Science
    This modern church facility is situated close to the main parkland area of Woking on the edge of the Surrey town. The church is home to a large Christian congregation who believe in the power of prayer to heal people from physical ailments. Like many Christian Science churches the facility has a large reading room attached that all comers are welcomed to throughout the week.
    Christian Science Church
    11 Heathside Road,
     Woking, Surrey, GU22 7EY
    Map
    Phone: +44 (0)1483 760731
    David Lloyd Woking
     is situated next to Woking Football Club and is one of a number of David Lloyd health clubs. You don’t have to be a member to enjoy some of the facilities on offer. The centre houses an indoor swimming pool, a health and beauty salon, an aerobics dance studio, a sports hall, a mind and body studio, numerous outdoor and indoor tennis courts, and a sauna and steam room to name just a few. There are activities available for children including tennis and swimming lessons and aerobics designed for young people. There is also a crèche for parents with younger children.
    David Lloyd Woking
    Westfield Avenue, Old Woking, Woking GU22 9PF
    Map
    DAVID LLOYD WOKING CLICK 
    Phone: +44 (0)1483 722113  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 712900

    The Lightbox

     Art turned on, history lit up. The Lightbox is an exciting new gallery and museum for the south east. Designed by Marks Barfield Architects, creators of the London Eye, the stunning building will be home to ‘Woking’s Story’, a permanent museum of Woking’s history and 2 temporary galleries showing a changing programme of exhibitions. The Lightbox also has a waterside garden, with stunning views along the Basingstoke canal, a cafe and a gift shop, featuring unusual and locally crafted products.
    The Lightbox
    Chobham Road
    WOKING
    Surrey
    GU21 4AA
     LIGHTBOX CLICK 

    Tel : +44 01483 737800

    Fax: +44 01483 725501

    Mizens Railway

    A local miniature railway set in a beautiful wooded location, offering railway rides over nearly a mile of track.


    Barrs Lane, Knaphill,
    Woking GU21 2JW
    MIZENS RAILWAY CLICK 
    Tel: 01932 343331
    New Life Church
    This church is situated in a modern building in the oldest part of Woking. The church and its congregation focus much of their attention on the direct teachings that can be found in the bible and together these study these passages and attempt to live better lives by the scriptures. The church has a large and friendly community attached to it and takes a leading role in local community affairs including charity projects.
    Woking New Life Church
    High Street, Old Woking,
     Woking, Surrey GU22 9ER
    Map


    New Victoria Theatre
    The New Victoria Theatre established itself as one of the foremost theatres in the South East of England. First class drama has been presented by, amongst others, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre and the Peter Hall Company; regular visitors also include Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Scottish Ballet and Northern Ballet Theatre.
    New Victoria Woking  New Victoria Theatre, Peacocks Centre, Woking
    NEW VICTORIA CLICK
    Telephone: 01483 761144
    The Peacocks Shopping Centre
    houses over 80 shops and is a large, bright shopping centre that is well positioned in the centre of Woking. The centre is easily accessible by car due to the large number of parking spaces available and is perfect for a cold or rainy day as there is so much to choice that chances are you won’t need to step foot outside. In addition to the variety of department stores, clothes shops, jewellers and travel agents to name but a few, the centre also has a number of eateries catering for a similar range of tastes.
    Peacocks Shopping Centre
    Woking, Surrey GU21 6GH
    Map
    E-mail The Peacocks Shopping Centre  PEACOCKS SHOPPING CLICK  
    Phone: +44 (0)1483 750263
    Pool in the Park
    Woking’s Pool in the Park is an attractive swimming complex situated, as the name suggests, in Woking Park. There are three pools each of which offers something different for visitors to enjoy. The Competition Pool is for serious swimmers or for those who don’t want the lively activity of the leisure pool. The Leisure Lagoon, on the other hand, is designed with fun in mind and is a favourite with families as there are slides, a wave machine and river rapids. There is also a teaching pool that offers a wide programme for children and adults alike.
    Pool in The Park
    Woking Park, Kingfield Road, Woking, Surrey GU22 9BA
    E-mail Pool in the Park 
      POOL IN THE PARK CLICK 
    Phone: +44 (0)1483 771122  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 776005
    RHS Garden Wisley
    Wisley Royal Horticultural Society Gardens is one of the UK’s most flamboyant and best-loved gardens. Located just off the A3, by Junction 10 of the M25, Wisley offers 240 acres of immaculately kept and tranquil grounds, with beautiful and exotic plants and flowers, cultivated using innovative techniques. Wisley RHS Gardens has a programme of special events running throughout the year.

    RHS Garden Wisley
    Near Ripley,
    Surrey,
    GU23 6QB

     RHS GARDEN CLICK 
    Tel: 01483 224234
    St. Dunstans Church
    is a beautiful Roman Catholic Church in Woking, Surrey. The facility is well used by a large and diverse Catholic congregation who come from across the social and economic spectrum to meet on a regular basis in prayer and worship at the church. The members like to take an active role in community as well as religious affairs and therefore partake in charitable and social activities.
    St Dunstan's church
    Heathside Crescent,
     Woking, Surrey GU22 7AG
    Map


    Surrey History Centre
    exists to attempt to preserve the fascinating history of the county of Surrey. The facility concentrates on written and printed material and has a vast collection of pieces that date back many hundreds of years and help to chart the way the county has changed through the ages and in turn allow a better understanding of the present. The facility is open to the public and is renowned for its excellent research facilities.
    Surrey History Centre
    130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND 
    Map
     
    E-mail Surrey History Centre  
    SURREY HISTORY CENTRE CLICK  
    Phone: +44 (0)1483 518737  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 518738
    The Town Gate
    in Woking was built in 1992 and is an interesting piece of architecture. It was built as part of a project to help lend more identity to the centre of Woking which had been redeveloped at the same sort of time. The gate way is now one of the more famous landmarks in the town centre leading into the central square. The gate is used as a point of reference by many local people when they give directions in the central areas.
    Town Gate
    Town Square, Woking,
    Surrey GU21 6YG
    Map

    Woking Football Club
    has a long and illustrious history. It was established in 1889 by a group of local sport enthusiasts and since that time has enjoyed a large local following. The club play in the Conference Division which is just below the professional Football League. Throughout the years the club have had many famous FA Cup runs and continue to be a well known lower league side around the nation.
    Woking Football Club
    Kingfield Stadium, Kingfield, Woking, Surrey GU22 9AA
     Map
    E-mail Woking Football Club  
     WOKING FOOTBALL CLUB CLICK 
    Phone: +44 (0)1483 772470  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 729230
    Woking Leisure Centre
     is located in Woking Park adjacent to the Pool in the Park complex. The main sports hall has been refurbished and provides an arena for a variety of indoor sports as well as a large function room for sporting events and other events including the Woking Beer Festival that is held every year. The leisure centre also has a gym, a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, an adventure playground, squash courts, exercise rooms and a judo room.
    Woking Leisure Centre
    Kingfield Road, Woking,
     Surrey GU22 9BA 
     Map
    E-mail Woking Leisure Centre 
    WOKING LEISURE CENTRE CLICK 
    Phone: +44 (0)1483 771122  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 776005
    Woking Library
     is one of the centres of town life in the centre of this bustling and thriving Surrey community. The library offers a full and extensive range of books for reference and for loan as well as great selection of audio and video titles. The library offers another range of services as an information point and booking agent as well hosting a variety of events throughout the year including exhibitions and seminars.
    Woking Library
    Gloucester Walk, Woking,
    Surrey GU21 6EP
    Map


    Woking Market
    is one of the grand institutions of the commercial sector in the town. For generations the market has been a place where people not only go to buy their shopping but to meet each other and discuss local affairs. The market has a great range of stalls ranging from the traditional fresh fruit and vegetables through to electronic goods and clothes. It is open most days and a few times a month hoists a farmers market.
    Woking Market
    Market Place,
    Woking, Surrey GU21
    Map


    Woking Park
    is close to the town centre and provides a wealth of activity for the whole family. There is a pay and display car park as you enter the park where the popular Pool in the Park and Woking Leisure Centre can be found. There is an outdoor children’s playground which is well stocked with play equipment for younger children. The park also has formal, landscaped gardens that are particularly beautiful in the summer.
    Woking Park
    Kingfield Road, Woking,
    Surrey GU22 9BA
    Map


    Woking Public Tennis Courts
    This set of well-used public tennis courts is situated on the edge of Woking Park. The courts are a public facility provided by the local authority for the good of the people of the area and those who visit. The hard court surfaces are designed to be played on in all weather and the courts are a popular place to play tennis all year around. They area offered free of charge to visitors.
    Public Tennis Courts
    Kingfield Road, Woking,
    Surrey GU22 9BA
    Map


    Woking War Memorial
    stands at the heart of the Surrey town. It is in its own right a beautiful piece of sculpture, but of course the meaning behind it transcends the stone from which it is carved. It marks the great sacrifices that were made by the people of Woking during the two world wars of the 20th Century when many went to war and never returned in order to preserve the freedoms and liberties that in the modern era we take for granted
    Woking War Memorial
    Town Square, Woking,
    Surrey GU21 6YG
    Map


    Woodham War Memorial

    This memorial is set amongst trees on the edge of Woking and specifically remembers the fallen from the small Woking suburb of Woodham. Throughout the 20th Century the area, although tiny sent away many of its best young men to fight for freedom and democracy against aggressors. This monument celebrates their bravery and commemorates these who never returned.
    Woodham War Memorial
    Woodham Lane, Woking,
    Surrey GU21 5SH
    Map


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    THE GARDENS OF SURREY
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    Albury Park Mansion
    A Victorian house, designed by AW Pugin, with a Victorian garden: lawns, gravel paths, rose garden and woodland garden. Pugin designed much of the decoration in the Houses of Parliament and helped to revive the Gothic style. To garden historians, Albury is famous for a garden, which survives but is not open to the public, designed by John Evelyn in the 1660s.Opening times - May to September, Wednesday and Thursday, Open 2pm to 5pm
    Albury Park Mansion Albury, Guildford, Surrey, England, GU5 9BB
    5m SE of Guildford.  From A25 take A248 towards Albury for ¼m, then up New Rd, entrance to Albury Park immed on L
      map

    ALBURY PARK MANSION CLICK

    Ashburton Park
    Asburton Park is a large park and grassland area on the edge of Croydon in the southern most reaches of south London. The area has for generations been one of the most popular places for locals and visitors to visit to enjoy organised sports and to escape the busy surrounding streets. The park is surrounded by mature trees and is well maintained by the local authority who guard their public land jealously.
    Ashburton Park Portland Road,
    Croydon, London SE27
    Map
     ASHBURTON PARK CLICK

    Auriol Park
    Auriol Park is a great public facility located in a residential area of Ewell in the district of Epsom in Surrey. The park has historically and continues to be a place of meeting for the people of the area as well as being a place used for walking, running, sports and general recreation. During the summer months the park is extremely well used.
    Auriol Park Salisbury Road, Ewell,
    Epsom, Surrey KT7
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    Beddington Park
    Originally part of the deer park at Carew Manor at its peak in Tudor times the park was vast and took up a large area around Mitcham and Merton. During the nineteenth century the importance of the local landowners waned and the park fell into public hands and was gifted to the people of the borough as a place to relax away from the dirty streets. The area has been the site of many important archaeological discoveries. The park is full of cultured gardens, lakes and canals and also has facilities for people to play sports but is primarily a place of peace and tranquillity for locals and tourists to sit back and watch the world go by.
    Beddington
                  Park Croydon Road, Carshalton,
    Surrey SM6 7LF
    Map
    Phone: +44 (0)20 8770 5000
     Busbridge Lakes Ornamental Waterfowl and Gardens  
    Busbridge Lakes is a grade 2 Heritage garden renowned for its follies, grottos and magnificent specimen trees. The parkland of 16 hectares with 3 lakes, nature trails and wooded hillside with much flora and fauna is the back ground for one of the largest collections of wild waterfowl in the country. There are over a 130 species of swans, geese and ducks, many endangered, as well as rare pheasants, cranes and other exotic birds.  To share in the wonders of Busbridge Lakes why not visit us on one of our open days or for schools, clubs or private parties call us to arrange a special booking.Birds are for sale through out the year by appointment.
    Busbridge
                Lakes Hambledon Road
    Godalming
    Surrey
    GU8 4AY
    map
     BUSBRIDGE LAKES CLICK 
    Tel: +44 (0) 1483 421955
    Fax: +44 (0) 1483 421955
    Byfleet Park
    Byfleet Park and Recreation Ground is a large publicly owned and managed facility close to the centre of the Surrey town. It has for many generations provided a place of rest and relaxation for the people of the borough and the many smaller communities that surround it. In the summer months the facility is popular with picnickers and walkers and throughout the year seasonal sports are played on the large pitches that cover the area
    Byfleet Park Rectory Lane, Byfleet,
    Surrey KT14 7LW

    Chaldon Way Gardens
    Ornamental Gardens with a shelter Located in Coulsdon, the Garden is at the junction of Marlpit Lane and Chaldon WayChaldon Way Gardens is a small ornamental garden adjacent to Coulsdon Memorial Ground.The area was given to the Urban District Council by the developer, Fairdean Heights Ltd, who built the surrounding houses during the 1930s.  It was also agreed that the Company will allow the Council, at its own cost, to collect and use free of charge for the purposes of the original layout of the land as a public open garden, such earth, turf, sub-soil, flowers and shrubs as can be removed from the Company's Fairdean Heights Estate.This generous offer resulted in an excellent ornamental garden being constructed with lawns, shrub beds and annual bedding displays and a small shelter at one end of the garden.
    chaldon way gardens Coulsdon, the Garden is at the junction of Marlpit Lane and Chaldon Way.
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    Tel : 020 8726 6900
    Cherkley Court &  Gardens
    Cherkley Court & Gardens - This historic house, set in 400 acres of park and woodlands with breathtaking views over the Mole Valley, is the former home of the press baron and cabinet minister, the 1st Lord Beaverbrook. 16 acres of terraced formal gardens have been redesigned by Simon Johnson who specialises in country house work. A recent project included working on an English Heritage garden at Walmer Castle in Kent for the late Queen Mother. As well as grand terraces & borders, garden pavilions, a stone grotto and a stunning Italianate garden there are wild flower meadows, Mediterranean planting, a walnut grove and working glasshouses.  
     Reigate Road, Leatherhead, Surrey,
    KT22 8QX

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     Tel: 01372 380980
    Chilworth Manor House and Gardens
    A fascinating history is just one of the attractions of this fabulous manor which, although located in Surrey, just 35 miles from London, feels like it is situated in the most tranquil spot in the world .Once belonging to Sarah., Duchess of Marlborough Extensive grounds of lawns and mature trees around C17/C18 manor on C11 monastic site. Substantial C18 terraced walled garden laid out by Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, with herbaceous borders, topiary and fruit trees. Original stewponds integrated with new Japanese-themed garden and woodland garden and walk. Paddock home to alpacas. Ongoing restoration project aims to create a contemporary and practical garden sensitive to its historic context
    Chilworth Manor Chilworth
    Guildford
    Surrey
    GU4 8NL
     3½m SE of Guildford.  From centre of Chilworth village turn into Blacksmith Lane. 1st drive on R on Halfpenny Lane
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    Tel: +44 (0) 1483 561414
    Churchfields Park
     is the most centrally located Public Park or garden in Weybridge. The facility is just a few yards away from the town centre and the magnificent parish church. The area has for generations been one of the principle places of rest and relaxation for the people of the borough, looking for some peace and solitude away from the busy streets of the Surrey town.
    Churchfields Park Churchfields, Weybridge,
    Surrey KT13
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    The Church Gardens
    are situated close to the centre of the oldest part of Croydon and form one of the primary places of rest and relaxation for the people of the south London suburb. Surrounded by a protective layer of mature trees and dotted with beautiful flower beds the gardens truly are an oasis of calm in the busy area.
    Church Gardens Church Street, Croydon,
     London CR0 1RN
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    Clandon Park Garden
    Clandon Park is a grand Palladian mansion, built in about 1730 by the Venetian architect Giacomo Leoni, and notable for its magnificent two-storied Marble Hall. The house is filled with the superb collection of 18th century furniture, porcelain, textiles and carpets acquired in the 1920s by the connoisseur Mrs. David Gubbay, and also contains the Ivo Forde Meissen collection of Italian comedy figures and a series of Mortlake tapestries.  Clandon Park was designed by Lancelot Brown, in 1781, on the site of an earlier garden.   A garden was added in the late nineteenth century, with a parterre, grotto, sunken Dutch garden and a Maori meeting house. One of only four outside New Zealand, it was brought back in 1892 by the 4th Earl of Onslow, who was Governor there. The park has fine entrance gates and a lake but is not open to the public.
    Clandon Park West Clandon, Guildford,
     Surrey GU4 7RQ
    3 miles east of Guildford. Clandon Park is in West Clandon and Hatchlands is east of East Clandon.
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    Tel: +44 (0)1483 222482  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 223479
     Claremont Landscape Garden
    One of the first and finest gardens of the English Landscape style. Claremont’s creation and development involved some of the great names in garden history, including Sir John Vanbrugh, Charles Bridgeman, William Kent and ‘Capability’ Brown. The first gardens were begun c.1715 and later the delights of Claremont were famed throughout Europe. Since 1975 the Trust has been restoring this layout. The many features include a lake, island with pavilion, grotto, turf amphitheatre, viewpoints and vistas.Opening times - All year. Daily except Monday. April to October: also open Mondays. Open 10am to 6pm (5pm or dusk Nov to March). Also some late opening until 9pm on Saturdays in June.

    Claremont Landscape Garden Portsmouth Road
    Esher
    Surrey
    KT10 9JG
    South of Esher, on the east of the A307.
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    Tel: +44 (0) 1372 467806
    Fax: +44 (0) 1372 464394
    Coverwood Lakes & Gardens
    Coverwood Lakes has been owned by the Metson family since 1952.  There is a bog garden and arboretum surrounding 4 lakes.  Beautifully landscaped garden set in 14 acres with specimen Rhododendrons up to 30 ft tall. Azaleas and Camellias, together with a wide variety of trees and flowering shrubs surrounding four lakes. Natural springs in the bog garden form streams to feed the lake. Along the edges of the streams, the dampness provides ideal conditions for Lysichitum, both white and yellow, and Gunnera Manicata to thrive. Bordering the paths are a great variety of Hosta, Trillium, and Lilies of the Valley.  The gardens were originally laid out in 1909 by Mr Stephen's of Stephen's Ink.  Specimen rhododendron and azaleas, blue cedar, douglas fir, wellingtonia, sorrel tree, swamp cypress. Opening times - Under the National Garden Scheme in Spring and Autumn. OPEN DAYS 2009 Monday APRIL 13th Sundays APRIL 19th, 26th & MAY 3rd, 10th, 24th (2-6 pm) Sunday OCTOBER 18th (11-4.30 pm)

    Coverwood Lakes & Gardens Peaslake Road,
    Ewhurst, Surrey, 
     GU6 7NT
    7m SW of Dorking.  From A25 follow signs for Peaslake; garden ½m beyond Peaslake on Ewhurst rd
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    Crosswater Farm Garden
     A woodland garden run in conjunction with a nursery, specialising in rhododendrons and azaleas. This is an idyllic garden of about 6 acres incorporating several ponds and a stream. Rhodododendrons are the main feature, but there are complementary plantings of Sorbus, Magnolias and Japanese Maples under a canopy of tall pine trees.  The gardens were developed by Ted and Romy Millais who bought the derelict farm in 1946. Every year the new rhododendron plantings moved further and further away from the farmhouse as they collected more rare plants from the Himalayas or bred new hybrids. Opening times - All year. Monday to Friday. Also open Saturdays from late February to early June and mid September to late October. Sundays from late April until early June. Open 10am to 5pm. Closed for Christmas and New Year.
    Crosswater Farm Garden Crosswater Farm,
    Crosswater Lane,
    Churt,
    Farnham,
     Surrey,  
    GU10 2JN
    6m S of Farnham, 6m NW of Haslemere.  From A287 turn E into Jumps Rd ½m N of Churt village centre. After ¼m turn acute L into Crosswater Lane & follow signs for Millais Nurseries
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    Tel : 01252 792698
    Croydon Road Recreation Ground
    Although known as a recreation ground, Croydon Road Recreation Ground is far more what one would consider to be a classic London park. It is a large area of green belt that runs along Croydon Road towards the centre of the south London suburb. The area is littered with mature tress and flower beds as well as having several large sports pitches that host a variety of organised and impromptu sports matches throughout the year.
    Croydon Road Recreation Ground Croydon Road, Croydon,
     London CR0
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    Fairfield Park
     is located close to the Fairfield Concert Halls and is a large public garden at the heart of Croydon. It is a popular spot for both locals and visitors alike to sit and relax away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets of Croydon. The area has several interesting flower beds and wooden shelters built around it.
    Fairfield Park Croydon Flyover, Croydon,
     London CR0
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    Farthing Downs Tree Belt
    Located in Coulsdon, the belt runs parallel to Chaldon Way from Marlpit Lane to Drive Road.The tree belt is an ancient hedgerow with over twenty species of trees and shrubs along its length including, Ash, Hazel, Oak, Yew, Wayfaring Tree, Beech, Field Maple, Holly and Hawthorn.The tree belt formed a boundary between the lower fields and Farthing Downs (which belongs to the City of London). The Downs have a long and interesting history, they were farmed by the Celts because the tree cover was lighter compared with the heavily wooded lower valley. They divided the area into small oblong fields which were ploughed and cultivated, the banks, called lynchets, can be seen today, and are a result of the cultivation process.
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     Frensham Common
    Frensham Common covers an area of 1000 acres and consists of heathland and woodland. In the past, commons were used by local people for fuel and to graze their livestock which served to maintain the variety of wildlife that can still be found today. Visitors can wander freely across the common along marked-out trails and enjoy spotting the wildlife. There are many species of bird, sand lizards and smooth snakes to look out for. Close to the car park there is a picnic area where refreshments can be bought.
    Frensham
                Common Bacon Lane, Churt,
    Farnham, Surrey GU10
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    Phone: +44 (0)1483 523333
    Gatton Park, Reigate, Surrey
    Gatton Park in Reigate is a spectacular, historic park landscaped by Lancelot “Capability” Brown and situated at the foot of the North Downs in Surrey. Extensive restoration work, led by experts and executed by volunteers has been taking place since 1997. There is still more to be done. The restoration of the Japanese Garden was featured in the Channel 4 series “Lost Gardens” in 1999. The principal features include: Three interlinked lakes and a serpentine, Japanese garden, Rock and water garden, Dry-arch bridge, leading to walled gardens, Bird hide, Island heronry (largest in S.E.England), Wildlife habitats.2010 - Feb to Oct See website for open day details.
    Gatton Park Reigate, Surrey,
     RH2 0TW,
    Near junction 8 on the M25.
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    Tel : 01737 649068
    Goddards Garden
    A house by Edwin Lutyens (1898) with a garden by Gertrude Jekyll. The planting in the courtyard garden at Goddards has been restored using Jekyll's planting plans. Opening times - Early April to end October. Wednesdays, by appointment. Open 2pm to 6pm.
    Goddards Garden Abinger Common,
    Dorking,
    Surrey,
     RH5 6TH
    Goddards garden is 4.5 miles south west of Dorking, by the village green in Abinger.
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    Great Fosters
    Framed on three sides by a Saxon moat, the formal gardens of Great Fosters are both extensive and exceptional. The gardens at Great Fosters were originally designed by W H Romaine Walker and Gilbert Jenkins and are among the finest Arts and Crafts gardens in Europe. Designed to reflect the intricate beauty of a Persian rug, the knot garden is embellished with fragrant beds of flowers and herbs bordered by manicured hedges and topiary. At the heart of it all is the Drake sundial and is believed to date back to 1585. Rising beyond the gardens, the majestic tiered steps of an amphitheatre have been carved into the hillside. More to see with a vast lake, a grand lawn leading to an avenue of lime trees, and an enchanting Wisteria-draped Japanese bridge leading to a sunken rose garden and tranquil lily pond. Great Fosters - Gardens open daily all year. Refreshments in hotel. Disabled access.
     Stroude Road,
    Egham,
    Surrey
    TW20 9UR


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     Tel: 01784 433822
    The Grove
    The Grove is an historic park that crosses both Sutton and Carshalton in the order between south London and northern Surrey. The large park was once a part of a stately home, but now has been divided up into several smaller recreation grounds. Some of the grove is used for organised sport whereas other parts have been made into children's playgrounds. The majority of the area is used for free recreation and relaxation by passing people
    The Grove Carshalton,
    Surrey SM5 3AL
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    Guildford Castle
    Guildford Castle is just a few minutes walk from the High Street and it is surrounded by some beautiful gardens. It was founded in Saxon times, re-built after the Norman Conquest in 1066, and captured by the Dauphin in 1216 along with Reigate and Farnham castles. Today only the Norman keep and Castle Arch remain, standing high on the castle mound above the town. It is surrounded by beautifully kept castle gardens - a tranquil place to relax and unwind.
    Guildford
                Castle Castle Street, Guildford,
    Surrey GU2 5BB
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    Phone: +44 (0)1483 444702
    Haling Grove
    is a large area of public green land on the edge of Croydon in south London. The area has been reserved by the local authority as a place of rest and relaxation for local people and visitors wishing to escape the hustle and the bustle of the busy city streets. The park is used for sports throughout the year but is primarily a fairly relaxed environment where people sit, walk and watch the world go by.
    Haling Park Brighton Road, Croydon,
     London CR0
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    Ham House
    Ham House is an outstanding Stuart house, built in 1610 and then enlarged in the 1670s when it was at the heart of Restoration court life and intrigue. Ham is famous for its lavish interiors and spectacular collections of fine furniture, textiles and paintings, as well as for the 17th century formal gardens, currently being restored.
    Ham House
    Ham, Richmond,
    London TW10 7RS 
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    Phone: +44 (0)20 8940 1950  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 8332 6903
    Hampton Court Palace Garden
    The renaissance garden, which Henry VIII made here in the 1530s, was converted to the baroque style between 1660 and 1702. Naturally competitive, Henry VIII wanted Hampton Court to outshine Francis I's palace garden at Fontainbleau. Henry VIII's garden had square plats of grass with lions, dragons and other painted heraldic beasts on posts. There was also a mount overlooking the River Thames and a Water Gallery leading to a landing stage for the royal barge. After Charles II became king, in 1660, he employed John Rose to make a canal, inspired by Versailles and 1.6 km long. It runs at 90° to the the axis of the Henry VIII's heraldic garden. When William of Orange left Holland to become King of England, in 1688, he and Mary were delighted with Hampton Court. The air was fresher than Greenwich and kinder to William's asthma. Desiring a second Het Loo, William employed George London and Daniel Marot. They kept the canal, planted a network of avenues and made two great parterres, which later monarchs neglected. One of the parterres, the Fountain Garden, provided a semi-circle for the 'goose's foot' of radiating avenues. It survives in plan but not as a parterre. William's other parterre, the Privy Garden on the site of Henry VIII's heraldic garden and mount, was restored between 1992 and 1995 with the greatest attention to historical accuracy. 'Privy' means private. Hampton Court is a very special kind of royal garden. Restoration of the barogue Lower Orangery Garden was completed in July 2007.Opening times - All year. Daily except Christmas.
    Hampton Court Palace Garden East Molesey,
    Surrey,  
    KT8 9AU
    Hampton Court garden is near the north side of Kingston Bridge over the River Thames, at the junction of the A308 and A309.
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    Hannah Peschar Garden is 1 mile south west of Ockley.
    Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden
    This Garden used to be part of a large estate, laid out between 1915 and 1920. Later it was split up and sold in several lots, leaving this 15th Century, grade 2 listed cottage with ten acres of garden and the original water and rock gardens. The garden fell rapidly into decline after the estate was sold. Over the past 30 years the garden has been redesigned and replanted by landscape designer Anthony Paul, who has introduced many large leaved plants in bold groups, tall grasses and new pond. In the now revamped landscape you will find many structural plants, which support, frame and enhance a selection of contemporary sculpture curated by Hannah Peschar. Over 100 pieces of sculpture by artists from all over Europe are on display each season. The majority of the sculpture on show is for sale therefore the collection is ever changing. Opening times - May to October., Friday and Saturday: open 11am to 6pm, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays: 2pm to 5pm, November to April - open by appointment only.
    Hannah Peschar Sculptured Garden Black and White Cottage
    Standon Lane
    Ockley, Dorking, Surrey
    RH5 5QR
    Hannah Peschar Garden is 1 mile south west of Ockley.
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    Tel: +44 (0) 1306 627269
    Fax: +44 (0) 1303 627662
    Harvey's Store Roofgarden (now House of Fraser)
    The garden has been renamed and restored, on the roof of what is now the House of Fraser Store in Guildford High Street. It was designed by Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe to symbolize the flight of the first sputnik and overlooks Guildford and the North Downs. The garden was completely rebuilt on a smaller scale in 2000. The garden features many grasses, Iris varieties, willow, Ligularia, Persicaria, and Eupatorium, and water plants (Scirpus, Juncus, etc). The plants tend to build toward late summer for their best show. Stunning views over Guildford & the North Downs.  This roof-top water garden was originally designed and installed by the late Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe in 1958 for what was then Harvey's of Guildford. The garden, seating and viewing platforms were spectacular. The public could walk through the pond garden on stepping stones, and a waterfall cascaded down the south side of the building. Eventually though, the garden grew overgrown and was closed. In 2000, the store was taken over by House of Fraser and an ambitious building project was undertaken, resulting in the atrium in the front of the store. At this time the garden was re-made in the spirit of the original. In 2008, many the plants put in in 2000 had outgrown their space and had to be removed. The upper pond has also been converted into a gravel filter bed for the water circulating through the garden.  Corkscrew Hazel; Corkscrew Willow, Phyllostachys, Camellia, Pennisetum, Miscanthus, Deschampsia, Calamagrostis, Carex spp., Lythrum, Ligularia, Helenium, Juncus, Persicaria,Opening times - All year. Normal store opening times.
    Harveys store roofgarden 105-111 High Street,
    Guildford,
     GU1 3DU,
    In the centre of Guildford, accessible from High St and North St.
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    Hatchlands Park
    Built in the 1750s for Admiral Boscawen, hero of the Battle of Louisburg, and set in a beautiful Repton park offering a variety of park and woodland walks, Hatchlands contains splendid interiors by Robert Adam, decorated in appropriately nautical style. It houses the Cobbe Collection, the world’s largest group of keyboard instruments associated with famous composers such as Purcell, J. C. Bach, Chopin, Mahler and Elgar, as well as with Marie Antoinette. There is also a small garden by Gertrude Jekyll, flowering from late May to early July. Hatchlands belonged to the architectural historian, Goodhart-Rendel and was designed in the Arts and Crafts style. Set on the edge of woods, it has a terrace, fountain, stone ornaments, a small temple. The area designed by Gertrude Jekyll has been re-planted using her plans of 1914. Another area has been restored to a design by Humphry Repton.
    Opening times - April to October. Daily. Open 11am to 6pm.
    Hatchlands Park
    East Clandon,
    Guildford,
    Surrey
    GU4 7RT
    Hatchlands Park garden 3 miles east or Guildford, on A247 at West Clandon.
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    Phone: +44 (0)1483 222482  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 223176
    The Homewood
    20th-century Modernist house and garden.The house and landscape garden, designed by architect Patrick Gwynne, reflect the style and ethos of the Modern Movement.  The Modernist house, The Homewood, designed by Patrick Gwynne in 1938 with the principal living rooms on the first floor. The house is of brickwork and painted concrete.
    The Homewood Portsmouth Road
    Esher
    Surrey KT109JL
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    Tel :01372 476424
    Kennedy Memorial
    A memorial garden, for President John F Kennedy. The acre of land on which it is set, a gift to America, overlooks the valley in which Magna Carta was signed. Jellicoe designed a flight of steps, rising through the woods to reach a glade in which the memorial stone is set. It draws upon The Pilgrim's Progress, Bunyan's allegory of life as a journey. This was a key project in the development of Jellicoe's view on the role of the subconscious in landscape design. Opening times - All year, Daily, Open dawn to dusk
    Kennedy Memorial Runnymede,
    Egham,
    Surrey, 
    The Kennedy Memorial is 5 miles south east of Windsor.
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    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
    Three hundred acres alongside the River Thames containing a glorious array of trees and flowers. You can wander through rose gardens or stroll through woodland. Did you know there were so many species of oak or bamboo? Get steamed up in the Palm house where bananas and coconuts grow, or marvel at the size of the pads in the Waterlily house. There’s also an intriguing collection of buildings including the smallest Royal Palace, the Pagoda and the elegantly modern Alpine house.
    Kew Gardens
    Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB
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    Phone: +44 (0)20 8332 5655
    Leith Hill Rhododendron Wood
    General John Folliot bought Leith Hill in 1726 and is thought to be responsible for forming the estate as it is today. Leith Hill Tower was built in 1766 by Richard Hull as part of Leith Hill Place. It is the highest point in Surrey and he wanted a feature that would rise above 1,000 feet and from which he could view the sea. The potter Josiah Wedgwood, son of the founder of the Wedgwood china company, moved to Leith Hill with his family in 1847. The woodland garden was planted with rhododendrons in the late nineteenth century by his wife Caroline. The composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, their great grandson, also lived at Leith Hill Place. Opening times - All year, Daily, Open dawn to dusk
    Leith Hill Rhododendron Wood, Surrey Tanhurst Lane,
    Leith Hill,
    Surrey,  
    RH5 6LY
    Leith Hill Rhododendron garden is 5 miles south of Dorking, near Coldharbour.
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    Loseley Park
    The 2.5 acre Walled Garden, at Loseley based on a design by Gertrude Jekyll, is one of the hidden secrets of the South East. Compared favourably by experts to gardens of national renown, its series of “rooms” include the award-winning rose garden (planted with over 1,000 bushes, many old-fashioned varieties), the colourful flower garden with its maze of pathways, the white garden with fountains, and the extensive herb garden (divided into household, medicinal, decorative and culinary sections).  The most recently developed area is the organic vegetable garden, specializing in old-fashioned and unusual varieties and their colourful companion plants.  Other features include a magnificent vine walk, ancient wisteria, mulberry trees and a moat. Gardens open May - September daily except Mondays 11 - 5, plus Bank Holidays May &  August. Loseley Park House open - May - August, Tues, Weds, Thurs & Sundays 1 - 5 plus Bank Holidays May & August. Restaurant, tearoom, plant sales, disabled access.
    Loseley Park  Guildford,
    Surrey,
    GU3 1HS
    Loseley Park is 3 miles south east of Guildford, off B3000
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    Phone: +44 (0)1483 304440  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 302036


    Mounthill Gardens
    Mounthill Gardens are one of several pieces of public land that have been reserved by the local authority as a park or garden. This area has a fascinating history and has always traditionally been a subsidiary section of the larger Epsom Common which covers miles of the surrounding land. The area is well loved by the local people who use it for rest and relaxation.
    Mounthill
                Gardens Mounthill, Epsom,
    Surrey KT18
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    Oakhurst Cottage (National Trust)
    A small 16th Century timber-framed cottage containing furniture and artefacts reflecting several centuries of continued occupation. There is a delightful cottage garden. Visits by appointment only (40 minute guided tour). Maximum of 6 people at any one time.
    Oakhurst Cottage Hambledon
    Surrey
    GU8 4HF
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    Tel: +44 (0)1428 684 090
    Ockham and Wisley Commons
    Ockham and Wisley Commons have been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and are part of a European Special Protection Area. The heathland on Ockham common is rare and is known for its beautiful purple heather in the summer. Wisley Common is wetter than Ockham and is home to many species of wetland plants and birds. Both commons have a large population of dragonflies and damselflies. A rare bird known as a hobby (a small falcon) can also be found here. There are two main trails that lead you through the woods to the commons.
    Ockham &
                Wisley Commons Cobham, Surrey KT11
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    Painshill Park, Nr Cobham
    Painshill Park is one of the most important 18th century parks in Europe. Created by the Hon. Charles Hamilton between 1738 and 1773 as a series of subtle and surprising vistas - The Hamilton Landscapes - which include Gothic Temple, Chinese Bridge, Crystal Grotto, Turkish Tent, Hermitage, 14acre lake, giant waterwheel, 18th century plantings, working vineyard and more. Europa Nostra Medal winner for "exemplary restoration from a state of extreme neglect of a most important 18th century landscape park and its extraordinary garden buildings".  In 2006/7 American Roots, a major horticultural exhibition explores the 18th century exchange of plants between Europe and America - the story of how American seeds changed European gardens forever.  pen all year - March – October 10.30am- 6.00pm or dusk if earlier (last entry 4.30pm).  November – February 10.30am – 4.00pm dusk if earlier (last entry 3.00pm) Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.  Guided Tours available (pre booking essential). Cafe and Gift Shop Disabled Access and Toilets
    Painshill
                Park Portsmouth Road
    Cobham
    Surrey
    KT11 1JE
    Painshill Garden is 1mile west of Cobham on A245. Leave M25 at junction 10.
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    Tel: 0871 716 2243
    Polesden Lacey (National Trust)
    Elegant Regency villa, remodelled after 1906 by the Hon. Mrs Ronald Greville. Her collection of fine paintings, furniture, porcelain and silver are displayed, plus photographs from Mrs Greville's albums. Extensive grounds include walled rose garden, lawns and spectacular landscape walks.an Arts and Crafts garden by J Cheal & Sons. The long grass terrace walk dates from 1671 and was extended by the playwright Sheridan, who lived her from 1797-1816. The Edwardian garden has a series of walled and hedged enclosures with roses and herbaceous planting. Shop and Plant Sales area. Licensed Restaurant. Open air theatre and concerts 16 June to 1 July. Car parking, toilet facilities and wheelchair access for visitors with disabilities. Braille guide available.Opening times - Garden: all year, daily. Open 10am to 5pm (November to February closes 4pm or dusk if earlier). Different opening times for house.
    Polesden Lacey Great Bookham
    Dorking
    Surrey RH5 6BD
    Polesden Lacey garden is 5 miles north west of Dorking and 2 miles south of Great Bookham.
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    Tel: +44 (0)1372 452 048
    Fax: +44 (0)1372 452 023
    Ramster Gardens
    Ramster is a beautiful mature woodland garden, with lakes, ponds and a woodland walk. An outstanding collection of fine rhododendrons and azaleas are in bloom in early spring with stunning varieties of camellias, magnolias and carpets of bluebells. Also features many rare trees and shrubs, wild flower areas, a bog garden and enclosed tennis court garden. 2007 brings the 8th running of the Ramster Embroidery Exhibition, over 250 stunning embroideries for sale in the Jacobean Hall and Great Drawing Room of the main house; open 20th April - 1st May 10am -5pm. Located 1.5 miles south of Chiddingfold on the A283.Open: The garden is open from 5th April - 24th June 2007 daily 10am - 5pm. The Teahouse is also open daily 10am - 5pm while the garden is open, serving delicious hand made cakes and light lunches. Embroidery Exhibition open 20th April - 1st May 10am -5pm.
    Ramster
                Gardens Ramster
    Chiddingfold
    Godalming
    Surrey
    GU8 4SN 
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    Tel: +44 (0) 1428 654167
    Fax: +44 (0) 1428 658345




    Reighgate Castle Grounds
    Reigate Castle Grounds are made up of paths, woodland and gardens near the town centre, where Reigate's Norman castle once stood. William de Warenne, Earl of Surrey, founded the castle in 1088, but it was in ruins by 1441. Today, a grassy plateau is bordered with herbaceous flowerbeds, planted with roses and perennials. In its centre, a stone pyramid covers an underground passage, and nearby there's a mock medieval gateway of 1777.
    Castle Grounds Reigate,
    Surrey RH2
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    Reigate Priory, Museum and Park
    Reigate Priory was founded in the 13th Century. Today its grounds make up a magnificent 65 acre park, with gardens, grassland, woodland, a lake and recreational facilities minutes from the town centre. Events are regularly held here, including concerts and firework displays. In 2007, the park is in the midst of a £6.6m restoration and development project, which includes the construction of a new pavilion and sports facilities The Priory Museum holds a fascinating collection of social and local history exhibits, with regular exhibitions aimed at both children and adults. The Museum's home - a Grade I listed Tudor Mansion - is equally impressive. Highlights include the magnificent Holbein Hall Fire Place, which, it is thought, was designed by Hans Holbein for Henry VIII, an 18th-century carved staircase, said to be one of the best in England, and a series of Baroque wall paintings.
    Priory Museum Reigate,
    Surrey RH2 7RL
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    Richmond Park
    An ancient royal hunting park and one of London's most splendid open spaces. Man has done little more than make roads through the parkland. Deer roam free under the old oak trees and may often be seen grazing in the distance. A very popular outing for Londoners on account of its size (over 800 ha.) and accessibility by car; a fine example of simple landscape management providing efficient semi-natural parkland and recreation. At the NE corner of the Royal Park, the skyline is broken by Roehampton housing - well grouped tall point blocks in a classical landscape of mature trees. This famous public housing development was planned at a time of much lower car ownership. Off Roehampton Lane. Opening times - All year. Open 7am (7:30am in winter) to dusk.
    Richmond Park Richmond upon Thames, Surrey,
    TW10 5HS
    Access from Richmond Gate, Kingston Gate, Robin Hood Gate or Roehampton Gate.

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    Roseberry Park
    Roseberry Park is situated close to the centre of Epsom and is one of the great out door attractions of the Surrey town. With a great deal to do their including a children’s playground and a large pond, the park has been a firm favourite with local people for generations. It is ideal for walking and jogging as well as simply sitting back amongst the trees and plans and watching the world go by.
    Roseberry
                Park Christ Church Road,
    Epsom, Surrey KT17
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    RHS Garden Wisley
    The garden was established by George Wilson, a chemist and horticulturalist, and given to the RHS in 1903. It continues to be developed. Edward White designed the rock garden in 1911. Woodland, heather and bog gardens were added. Lanning Roper designed a walled canal garden in the 1960s. There are many demonstration gardens and, of course, an excellent plant collection. Situated near Pyrford just off the A3, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Wisley was crowned Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2009. Wisley is the historical home of the RHS and is undoubtedly one of the great gardens of the world – at over 200 acres in size and with over a million visitors to the garden each year, Wisley is a wonderful day-out. With sights to see including the stunning Glasshouse (housing over 5,000 different varieties of tropical plant), Battleston Hill, the Fruit Orchard and dramatic Rock Garden, Wisley is the perfect place to relax or enjoy a stroll with the family. The garden aims to develop growing skills in the beginner, amateur and professional gardener, and a wide variety of inspirational events for people of all ages take place throughout the year, including family activities during school holidays, Latin Dance Nights, the Wisley Flower Show and A Taste of Autumn  The Royal Horticultural Society was given Wisley in 1903, although at that time only a small part of the 60-acre estate was actually cultivated as a garden, the remainder being wooded farmland. Today the garden covers over 200 acres and offers a fascinating blend of the beautiful with practical and innovative design and cultivation techniques. For many, it is the beauty and tranquility of the garden that captures the imagination, with its richly planted borders, luscious rose gardens and the exotica of the glasshouses. Wisley is also a leading experimental garden however where many cultivation techniques are tried and tested. Opening times - All year. Daily except Christmas. See RHS Garden Wisley website for opening times.
    RHS Garden Wisley Near Ripley,
    Surrey,
    GU23 6QB
    7 miles north of Guildford, on the north west side of the A3, 0.5 miles south west of junction 10 on the M25. Taxi from Woking rail station.
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    Tel: 01483 224234
    Sutton Place Garden
    A Tudor house with a great twentieth century garden, designed by Geoffrey Jellicoe for Stanley J Seeger. With his developing interest in Jung, Jellicoe saw the design as an allegory of human evolution, with creation, life and aspiration. He made a Paradise Garden, a Moss Garden, a Music Garden a Surrealist Garden and one of the finest features in any English garden: the Nicholson Wall. The Sutton Place garden has since changed hands and is being further developed. There is a new Ellipse Garden and an orchard (on the slope where Jellicoe intended a cascade).Opening times - Open only by appointment for pre-booked parties
    Sutton Place Garden Guildford, Surrey
    Sutton Place is 3 miles north of Guildford, off the A3.

    Titsey Place and Gardens
    Set in more than 3000 acres, Titsey Place and Gardens s one of the largest surviving historic estates in the county and dates back to the mid-sixteenth century. The Estate was originally bought in 1534 by Sir George Gresham and descended in the early nineteenth century through the female line to the Leveson Gowers, a branch of the family of the Duke of Sutherland. The Leveson Gower family lived at Titsey until the death of Thomas Leveson Gower in 1992. In 1993 the trustees of the Titsey Foundation opened Titsey Place to the publicand today vistors are able to take a historic mansion house and enjoy its unique collection of Canalettos, fine porcelain and beautiful furniture. Visitors can also explore the stunning gardens which include a beautifully restored kitchen garde, a rose garden and a lake. There are four miles of woodland walks in the Titsey Planatation that are open all year round and are popular with dog walkers. Opening times - End May to end September. Wednesday, Sundays and Bank Holidays. Also open Easter Monday. Open 1pm to 5pm.
    Titsey Place & Gardens Titsey Place
    Oxted
    Surrey
    RH8 0SD 
    Titsey Place is off the A25 road between Oxted and Westerham near Limpsfield. Turn left into Bluehouse Lane and then turn right into Water Lane.
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    Tel: +44 (0) 1273 407056
    Fax: +44 (0) 1273 478995
    Valley Gardens
    Valley Gardens - The walk to the Valley Gardens from the car park takes around 25 minutes but is well worth doing. The path takes you along a track past a pretty lake where families picnic and then on to the rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and camelias. If you visit from mid April to mid June you are in for a real treat as the woods are ablaze with a riot of colours every where you look. There are also some magnificent trees and shrubs, in fact the gardens are worth a stroll at any time of the year. Valley Gardens - 2010 Opening times:  Open every day of the year from sunrise to sunset. Admission:  Free
    Valley Gardens Windsor Great Park - accessed via Wick Lane,
    Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey
         TW20 0UU

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    Tel : 01753 847518
    Vann
    A Tudor house, with additions, and an Arts and Crafts garden. "The old garden" has brick paths, a yew walk and pond. The water garden was planted by Gertrude Jekyll.  Opening times - By appointment, Also open under National Gardens Scheme.
    Vann Vann,
    Hambledon,
    Godalming,
    Surrey,
    GU8 4EF

    Vann garden is 6 miles south of Godalming, east of A283 at Chiddingfold. Turn into Vann Lane at Hambledon cross roads.
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    Winkworth Arboretum
    Winkworth Arboretum is home to over 1000 species of shrubs and trees some of which are rare. The woodland is set on a hill with spectacular views across the Surrey countryside. There are a variety of walks to enjoy including a circular walk that takes you to the wetland area and the upper lake. The bluebells are particularly beautiful in spring and the area is suitable for family picnics and dog walking. There are also guided tours available.
    Winkworth Arboretum
    Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey GU8 4AD
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    Phone: +44 (0)1483 208477  -  Fax: +44 (0)1483 208252



    ALEC's SURREY
    OUTDOOR EVENT GUIDE 2010

    prepared by Lance Publications, Park House, Park Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3DL email: info@showmans-directory.co.uk  website: www.showmans-directory.co.uk The full  Directory is available from them.
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