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Did you know that Surrey produces the finest wine in the UK and is home to a motoring mecca?

Located just 16 miles from London, the county of Surrey is an inspiring green and relaxing escape destination steeped in history, with market towns and an excellent range of attractions and places to go.

Places to visit in Surrey

For days out in Surrey, the diversity of what to do is mesmerizing – from the heathland and valley woodlands to the high empty commons that rise to the soaring outliers of the West Sussex Downs. Historic villages nestle peacefully in the stunning landscape alongside vibrant market towns, complemented at every turn by many of the South East’s best country pubs.

Discover things to do in Guildford, Farnham, Dorking and other towns and villages of the county with our interactive map of Surrey.

Things to do in Surrey this weekend

Many of Surrey's tourist attractions are open all year round so find something to do today with activities listings each showing a map and opening times for your convenience. Or why not browse our Surrey events guide to find out what's on today or further in advance.

Top 11 things to do in Surrey

If you're looking to be actively entertained or coming to soak up the breathtaking sights, Surrey provides the perfect place for all this in a fun day out. Start planning your short break in Surrey today.

List of things to do & places to visit for days out in Surrey

For more information about Surrey, including ideas for days out, attractions and events, view the list below for information on things to do and towns and villages within the county. Use the 'map view' button to find something near you.

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  1. Guildford

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    Guildford

    Guildford is a vibrant historic town, set in the rolling hills of the Surrey countryside. Its location and excellent transport links mean that Guildford has welcomed travellers for centuries.

  2. Leatherhead

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    Towns & Villages

    Leatherhead

    Leatherhead is an historic market town, surrounded by outstanding countryside and is the gateway to the nationally important and beautiful Surrey Hills.

  3. Dorking

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    Dorking

    A visit to the market town of Dorking & Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a special experience. View a map & explore nearby villages

  4. Rural Life Centre

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    Museum

    Farnham


    The Rural Life Centre is a museum of past village life covering the years from 1750 to 1960. It is set in over ten acres of garden and woodland and housed in purpose-built and reconstructed buildings including a chapel, village hall, cricket...

  5. Box Hill

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    Historic Site

    Tadworth


    Box Hill - so much to explore

    Box Hill is the perfect place to discover a family walk and explore the beautiful Surrey Hills. Forming part of the North Downs, Box Hill has breathtaking views across the surrounding countryside. It's home to some...

  6. Shalford Mill

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    Water Mill

    Guildford

    18th-century watermill with well-preserved machinery The mill is a ‘living’ place where the graffitied, lime-washed walls and the ancient hessian sacks mingle with the smell of the timbers and tallow. A lucky survivor, it tells the story of the...

  7. Bookham Common

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    Natural Feature

    Leatherhead

    Ancient commons, mentioned in the Domesday Book, with grassland plains, mighty oak woods and serene ponds

  8. Morden Hall Park

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    Natural Feature

    Morden


    A park at the heart of the community

    Morden Hall Park is green oasis in the city, giving you a taste of a country estate with a glimpse of its agricultural and industrial history.

    This tranquil former deer park is one of the few remaining...

  9. Epsom Downs Racecourse

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    Sports Ground

    Epsom

    Epsom Downs Racecourse is one of England’s premier racecourses located near Epsom, Surrey. The course is best known for the world renowned Epsom Derby, the Epsom Oaks, and the Coronation Cup.

  10. Godalming

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    Godalming

    Godalming is an ancient market and coaching town situated on the River Wey in Surrey with plenty of things to do nearby.

  11. Alice Holt Forest

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    Country / Royal Park

    Farnham

    Once famous for its oak trees which supplied timber for navy ships, Alice Holt is managed by the Forestry Commission and is a centre for a host of exciting outdoor activities in a beautiful woodland setting.

  12. Kingswood

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    Reigate and Banstead, Kingswood

    Set in the heart of the Borough of Reigate and Barstead on the North Downs, Kingswood has an interesting heritage side to it.

  13. Denbies Hillside

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    Dorking

    Dramatic and stunning chalk escarpment with panoramic views

    With amazing views towards Leith Hill, the highest point in south east England, Denbies Hillside is a great spot for wildlife-watching.

    Named after John Denby, a 17th-century farmer,...

  14. Epsom

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    Epsom

    Epsom is a surprisingly green market town on the outskirts of London in Surrey. Find towns & places to visit nearby with tourist information & attractions

  15. Commonwealth Air Forces Memorial

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    Historic Site

    Egham

    This memorial overlooks the River Thames and commemorates by name over 20,000 airmen who were lost in the Second World War during operations from bases in the United Kingdom and North and Western Europe, and who have no known graves.

  16. Leith Hill & Tower

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    Viewpoint

    Dorking


    Step out and discover our network of footpaths. There are so many to choose, from shorter routes to the Greensand Way, which follows the Greensand Ridge along the Surrey Hills and crosses Leith Hill. Most of our paths are clearly marked, but an...

  17. Guildford Guildhall

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    Historic Site

    Guildford

    A restored mainly Tudor/Stuart construction. There is a Court Room with 17thC panelling and stained glass windows. Items of historical interest, oil paintings, famous Guildhall clock.

  18. Reigate Hill and Gatton Park

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    Historic Site

    Reigate


    Spectacular escarpment with sweeping views across the Weald

    This stretch of the North Downs is good walking country with flower-sprinkled grasslands and quiet shady woods. A lovely spot too for family picnics and games.

    Sitting proud at the...

  19. Chertsey Meads

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    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    Chertsey

    71 hectares (175 acres) of wildflower meadow on the banks of the Thames

  20. Wild Wood Adventure

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    Guildford

    The UK’s most exciting treetop adventure, zipwire, high ropes and team building for children, for
    adults, for parties, for groups. . . for everyone!