Type:Towns & Villages

High Street, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6AB


Lying in the extreme south eastern corner of Surrey is the ancient parish of Lingfield known to be in existence at the time of the Domesday book, but for some reason not mentioned in it. 

A will made around 960 during the reign of King Edgar refers to certain lands in Lingfield and the advowson (patronage) of the church as part of a gift to the Abbey of Hyde, near Winchester.

It is from the 14th and 15th centuries that more detailed records of the parish really appeared as the great Wealden forest was being developed for agriculture and the iron industry, the latter just over the border in Sussex.

Things to do near Lingfield

You don't have to drive far from Lingfield to reach a selection of highly rated tourist attractions

  • British Wildlife Centre, home to more than 40 species of native wildlife
  • Lingfield Park Racecourse, with more than 80 race meetings a year and an events calendar for non horse racing fans too
  • Hever Castle, just seven miles from Lingfield you'll find this Romantic 13th century moated castle, once the home of Anne  Boleyn.
  • The 66 mile Vanguard Way walking trail passes just a few miles east of Lingfield.
  • Situated on the west side of Lingfield, The Garth stands as a testament to the village's deep-rooted history.

If you're looking for somewhere to stay then look no further than The Garth Pleasure Grounds offering a lovely studio cottage where you can wander along captivating story trails and discover the wonders of wildlife.

To discover what's on this weekend nearby, visit our guide to events in Surrey.

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What's Nearby

  1. The Garth Pleasure Grounds

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    0.41 miles away
  2. Lingfield Park Racecourse

    Set in beautiful Surrey countryside, Lingfield Park is one of the country's busiest…

    0.83 miles away
  3. British Wildlife Centre

    The British Wildlife Centre is the best place to see and learn about Britain’s own…

    1.49 miles away
  1. Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show

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  2. Sackville College

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  3. Vanguard Way

    Vanguard Way is the ideal route for the walking enthusiast. At 66 miles (107 km) of…

    3.64 miles away
  4. Harewoods and Sandhills

    Hidden woodlands, lush green meadows, tranquil ponds and an ancient common

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  5. Hever Castle and Gardens

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    5.7 miles away
  6. Tulleys Farm

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  7. Ride the Hill

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  8. Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club

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  9. Chiddingstone Castle

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  10. The Priest House

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  11. Titsey Place and Gardens

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  12. Pooh Corner

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  13. Wych Cross Nursery Ltd

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