Snuggled in the Surrey Hills AONB, Farnham is a historic market town that offers a slice of quintessential English life just an hour from London. The town has quite a reputation for crafts and antiques and vintage, so if that’s your thing a browse around will suit you down to the ground. Wander around the streets and you’ll notice plenty of lovely old buildings, a lot of them elegant Georgian buildings that sit nicely alongside the shops, both high street names and one-off boutiques and gift shops, and the multitude of places to eat. There’s a busy monthly Farmer’s Market and an annual Food Festival which draws visitors to the town, go along and get in the spirit of it all, tasting all kinds of locally made delights.
On a hill overlooking the town there’s a 12th century castle, now a weddings and events venue. Back down in the streets you can pick up one of the walking trails that start in the town, stroll along the River Wey, or on the outskirts, visit Birdworld. If you’re planning on sticking around for a bite to eat, they say The Spotted Cow and Heaven’s Kitchen Mediterranean Steak House are good, and if you like Italian fare, El Castello.
Farnham is the starting point of the 153 mile long North Downs Way walking route; lace up those boots!
All information correct at the time of writing