Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 2LA

Tel: +44 (0)1428 645425



Situated on the borders of Hampshire and West Sussex, this historic market town with its timbered and tilehung houses and cottages, is one of the gems of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The many shops, restaurants and cafés in the town ensure a vibrant atmosphere including the new fine dining Indian restaurant called The Dilli.

The Haslemere Educational Museum has fascinating exhibitions throughout the year and is also home to artefacts from ancient civilisations, including an Egyptian Mummy, as well as specimens from the animal kingdom, fossils and plants.

Look out for much loved hexagonal pillar box, the town’s famous medieval dipping well, the Half Moon House, one of the town’s oldest buildings, the Town Hall built in 1814, the Tudor Cottage next to the Coppa Club at the Georgian Hotel and the three-gabled Lloyds Pharmacy building.

Saint Christopher’s church, built in the late 1800s is a fabulous example of the Arts and Crafts movement of the time whilst Haslemere Hall is the centre of cultural life for the town. With a wide variety of shows, opera productions, plays, films and other events on offer, for local residents and visitors to enjoy. 

Haslemere is packed full of small, independent shops and cafe's both on the High Street and just off it.  Don't miss the hidden gem, Swan Barn Farm (National Trust) nestling behind the high street, a gateway to some of Surrey and Sussex’s most beautiful countryside and the start of the 64-mile-long Serpent Trail.

 In 2011, the Hindhead Tunnel was built to allow traffic to pass under the Devils Punch Bowl and join up the A3 all the way from London to Portsmouth.  This has enhanced the attractiveness and character of nearby Hindhead as a major attraction for walkers and sightseers who are able to enjoy the peace of the heath and woodland.

Black Down is nearby, it is the highest point in the South Downs National Park and offers fantastic walks through wood and heathland.  Start at the National Trust’s car park at Tennyson’s Lane and there is 2 mile circular walk which it is said Alfred Lord Tennyson fell in love with.  You'll find some of the best view in the South Downs and the Temple of the Winds, named after a Bronze Age circular bank. 

Haslemere is part of Waverley Borough. Haslemere Visitor Information.

Other nearby Surrey towns and villages

Godalming (9 miles)

Farnham (11 miles)

Cranleigh (14 miles)

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Haslemere is easily accessible by all routes and is ideally situated as a centre for touring the south east of England. London is 44 miles away via fast roads and the historic naval town of Portsmouth lies 26 miles to the south.

Haslemere by Car

Haslemere has excellent access via the A3, a major trunk road running between London and Portsmouth. From London turn off the A3 at Milford and take the A286 to Haslemere. This route will bring you through the charming villages of Brook and Grayswood before arriving at the north end of Haslemere High Street. From Portsmouth turn off at Liphook and take the B2131 into Haslemere which will bring you through the south western side of the town. If you should miss this turning from the A3, take the next turning at Hindhead crossroads (A287) directly into Haslemere. This junction is best avoided if possible as it can become very slow moving especially at peak travel times, weekends and bank holidays.

Public Transport Directions

Haslemere by Bus, Coach or Train

By Bus

There are bus services from Guildford, Godalming, Aldershot, Farnham, Chichester and Bognor Regis, as well as local services round the town and to neighbouring villages. Pick up a bus & rail timetable at the station, library and Haslemere Visitor Information Centre. www.busweb.co.uk

By National Express Coach

From London (Victoria) and Portsmouth. Change at Hindhead for Haslemere. Phone National Express 08705 808080 for details. www.nationalexpress.co.uk

By Train There is an excellent fast service from London (Waterloo) to Portsmouth which almost always stops at Haslemere. London is approx. 46 minutes away, and Portsmouth approx. 44 minutes. For Heathrow airport change at Woking to pick up a coach link and for Gatwick, change at Guildford for a rail link. From Guildford and Woking, it is possible to pick up rail links to most parts of the South of England.www.nationalrail.co.uk / www.thetrainline.com

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