Despite being so close to London and within easy reach of major roads and airports, Surrey is actually quite a quiet little corner of the country. Parts of it are very quiet indeed, you know, those picturesque little villages where it’s almost as if time has stood still and the hectic pace of modern living is a million miles away.
The other thing is that Surrey is full of surprises; it’s got so much going for it with something for all ages and tastes. There are some lovely little market towns where you can spend a few hours browsing at your leisure or having a bite to eat; Guildford, Dorking, Leatherhead and Godalming are all good stopping points. You’ll find countless attractions from theme parks, activity centres and racecourses to historic houses, beautiful gardens and vast parklands; high on the list for families are Chessington World of Adventures, Hobbledown, Bocketts Farm Park and Hampton Court. Garden lovers should go to Polesden Lacey, Claremont Landscape Gardens, RHS Garden Wisley and the tranquill Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden; adventure seekers will love Wild Wood Adventure, Go Ape Chessington and Skywalk Adventure.
The one thing you can’t possibly miss about Surrey is the breathtaking beauty of the landscape, particularly the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with several vantage points that take in miles and miles of gorgeous unspoilt countryside; if the weather’s good you can’t help but linger at Box Hill, Leith Hill, and Denbies Hillside. Get off the beaten track and discover enchanting, tucked away places like Tillingbourne Waterfall, the Deepdene Trail, Lovelace Bridges and Betchworth Castle. Then there are gems like Denbies Wine Estate, The Surrey Hills Brewery, and South Street Caves in Dorking.
On and on we could go, recommending things to see and do, that’s just how it is. Suffice it to say boredom is not on the agenda in Surrey.