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Painshill Park

Painshill Park

Cobham

So Many Things to Do in Surrey

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.

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. Explore the 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 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 and more. 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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Leatherhead

Leatherhead

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

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  1. Add Leatherhead to your Itinerary

    Leatherhead

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    Towns & Villages

    Location

    Leatherhead

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

  2. Add Claremont Landscape Garden to your Itinerary

    Claremont Landscape Garden

    Type

    Historic Site

    Location

    Esher


    A garden for all seasons

    Steeped in nearly 300 years of history, this eighteen-century garden is a green oasis in the heart of Surrey within easy reach of London. Once a Dukes’ retreat and a playground for princesses, Claremont has always been somewhere to escape everyday life and enjoy simple...

  3. Add Church of St Peter and St Paul to your Itinerary

    Church of St Peter and St Paul

    Type

    Church / Chapel

    Location

    Guildford

    Church of St Peter and St Paul

  4. Add Denbies Wine Estate to your Itinerary

    Denbies Wine Estate

    Type

    Vineyard

    Location

    Dorking

    Established in 1986, Denbies Wine Estate is England’s largest single estate vineyard with 265 acres of vines.

  5. Add Ludshott Commons to your Itinerary

    Ludshott Commons

    Type

    Natural Feature

    Location

    Hindhead

    One of the largest remaining areas of heathland in East Hampshire


    Ludshott Common covers 285 ha (705 acres) and is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Protection Area (SPA) because of its wildlife.

    For centuries, it was used by local commoners whose...

  6. Add Painshill Landscape Garden  to your Itinerary

    Painshill Landscape Garden

    Type

    Garden

    Location

    Cobham

    Painshill is a great family day out and a beautiful 18th century landscape garden to visit. The 158 acre wonderland has something for everyone.

  7. Add Guildford to your Itinerary

    Guildford

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    Towns & Villages

    Location

    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.

  8. Add Dorking to your Itinerary

    Dorking

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    Towns & Villages

    Location

    Dorking

    A visit to the market town of Dorking and to the surrounding Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a special experience.

  9. Add Guildford Cathedral to your Itinerary

    Guildford Cathedral

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    Cathedral / Minister

    Location

    Guildford

    Guildford Cathedral is a modern Cathedral with a beautiful interior and an amazing story.