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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 Elmbridge Borough to your Itinerary

    Elmbridge Borough

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    Location

    Esher

    Elmbridge is where town and country meet: a green Surrey borough within easy travelling distance of London.

  3. Add Shalford Mill to your Itinerary

    Shalford Mill

    Type

    Water Mill

    Location

    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 decline of traditional village work and life.

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  4. Add Chilworth Gunpower Mills to your Itinerary

    Chilworth Gunpower Mills

    Type

    Industrial Archaeology

    Location

    Guildford

    Located in the village of Chilworth, this Gunpower Mill is one of the earliest examples of its kind in the country.

  5. Add Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village to your Itinerary

    Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village

    Type

    Gallery

    Location

    Guildford

    Watts Gallery re-opened on June 18 after an £11million restoration project has returned it to its former glory.

  6. Add Ham House and Garden to your Itinerary

    Ham House and Garden

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Richmond


    A unique 17th-century treasure trove

    This rare and atmospheric 17th-century house sits on the banks of the River Thames in Richmond. It is the creation of the tenacious Duchess of Lauderdale and her husband, the Duke, who together transformed Ham into one of the grandest Stuart houses in...

  7. Add Marley Common to your Itinerary

    Marley Common

    Type

    Natural Feature

    Location

    Haslemere


    Coconut-scents, purple heather and intimate woodland walks

    Marley Common in West Sussex, is a mixed broadleaf woodland and open heath. It's one of our oldest countryside acquisitions, having its centenary in 2011.

    The Common has had an interesting past: it was used as an army training ground...

  8. Add Polesden Lacey to your Itinerary

    Polesden Lacey

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Dorking

    This country retreat, with glorious views across the rolling Surrey Hills and acres of countryside waiting to be explored, was home to famous Edwardian hostess Mrs Greville, who entertained royalty and the celebrities of her time.

  9. Add The Electric Theatre to your Itinerary

    The Electric Theatre

    Type

    Theatre

    Location

    Guildford

    The Electric Theatre is Guildford's local community theatre and is well known for its eclectic programme of drama, musicals, dance, music, poetry, film, lectures and book-signings. It aims to offer 'something for everyone'.

  10. Add Bookham Common to your Itinerary

    Bookham Common

    Type

    Natural Feature

    Location

    Leatherhead

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