7 things to do in Surrey

As a lively and picturesque county in South East England, there are many wonderful things to do in Surrey whether you’re travelling alone, with the family or are heading off on an adventure with friends. So with this in mind, here are seven activities to pop on your to-do list.

1. Enjoy a Wine Tour 

If you fancy a little tipple now and again, then wine tours in Surrey are sure to be right up your street. Venture through the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and enjoy scenic chalk slopes, lush woodland and characterful villages as well as striking wineries that’ll let you sample their produce. This really is a great day out for anyone interested in boosting their wine knowledge while taking in the striking Surrey countryside.

2. Blow the Cobwebs Away with a Hike 

The Surrey Hills also offer some magnificent walks, with many people starting and ending their hike at Box Hill, a summit of the North Downs that’s a popular challenge for cyclists. If you’re holidaying with kids, there’s the iconic Natural Play Trail, which is a two-mile level walk ideal for kids. Hop over stepping-stones, venture through tree archways, climb over knobbly beech roots, make a den out of branches, and experience a fun-filled outdoor adventure. 

3. Visit Guildford Castle 

Surrey’s Guildford Castle, built by William the Conqueror shortly after the Norman invasion of England in 1066, is a spectacular place to visit with the whole family. Climb to the top of the Great Tower for a 360-degree panoramic view of Guildford, and don’t miss the castle grounds, famous for their vibrant floral displays. Visit during the summer months and you can even enjoy a spot of open-air theatre.

4. Explore Surrey’s quaint Towns and Villages 

Home to fascinating towns and chocolate-box villages, Surrey is the perfect place for a road trip. There’s Woking with its award-winning gallery and museum known as The Lightbox, and the charming market town of Dorking, surrounded by the beautiful Surrey Hills. Leatherhead is also home to a surprising number of hidden gems including Leatherhead Museum and Leatherhead Theatre.

5. Head to The Sculpture Park 

If you fancy combining a delightful walk with a spot of art and culture, then Waverley’s Sculpture Park is sure to appeal. Thousands of sculptures have been exhibited here since it first opened in 2003, and now you can spot stunning creations along the two-mile trail, which takes approximately two hours to complete. The Sculpture Park is set within ten acres of arboretum and wildlife-inhabited water gardens and is certainly home to one of the best sculpture selections in Britain today.

6. Explore Waverley Abbey Ruins

While in the Waverley area of Surrey, don’t miss the ruins of Waverley Abbey – one of the best attractions in Surrey. The Abbey is situated in a peaceful loop of the River Way and still reflects the solitude experienced by the monks who first resided here some 900 years ago. Only parts of this impressive structure remain standing, although archaeological excavation has recovered the complete ground plan. Look out for the 13th century vaulted refectory – or dining hall – for the lay brothers, the Cistercians’ labour force.

7. Take a Trip to Walton on Thames

Walton on Thames is a great place to start a riverside adventure with The Heart entertainment complex being ideal for retail lovers and foodies alike. Within five miles of the town you’ll also find Chessington World of Adventures, Mercedes-Benz World, RHS Garden Wisley (home of the Royal Horticultural Society), Claremont Landscape Garden – which belongs to the National Trust – and Thorpe Park.

With so much to do in this part of the world, why not book accommodation in Surrey and enjoy a holiday to remember?

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