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Did you know that Surrey produces some of the finest wine in the UK, is the location of the first World Craft town in the UK and is home to a motoring mecca? Surrey is often referred to as the garden of London,  just 16 miles from the capital and full of rolling green countryside, beautiful walking and cycling trails and the stunning Surrey Hills - Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty.  The most wooded county in England, the county is a creative, relaxing escape destination steeped in history, with historic 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. The 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 Godalming, ancient market town situated on the picturesque River Wey, Farnham, Georgian town in the heart of the Surrey Hills, Haslemere, with its timbered and tilehung houses and cottages and other towns and villages of the county with our interactive map of Surrey.

Don't miss the chance to discover iconic Leith Hill or mystical Devils Punchbowl, explore the tranquil Frensham Ponds or breathtaking Newlands Corner or follow in the footsteps of olympic althetes at Box Hill, all part of the beautiful Surrey Hills. Walk alongside the River Thames in the north of the county or the River Wey and River Mole to the South or head explore all or part of long-distance walking trail the North Downs Way which runs from Farnham to Dover.

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. Why not browse our Surrey events guide to find out what's on today or further in advance.

Top 10 things to do in Surrey

Stay a little longer and take time and discover all that Surrey has to offer, from its artisan markets, local produce, award-winning wine, arts and crafts, views and wildlife, motoring history, parks and gardens and much much more.

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. Leatherhead

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    Leatherhead

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

  2. Horley

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    Horley is a small but busy town of over 20,000 people situated almost half way between London and Brighton on the south coast.

  3. Guildford Cathedral

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    Guildford

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

  4. Cranleigh

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    CRANLEIGH

    Cranleigh, it is said to be one of the largest villages in England, located on the southern tip of Surrey in the borough of Waverley.  Nestling in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the village is best known for its access to the Surrey Hills.

  5. Chertsey

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    Chertsey

    Chertsey's location by the M25 & M3 on the River Thames in Surrey mean there is easy access to plenty of places to visit nearby & major tourist attractions

  6. Painshill Landscape Garden

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    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. Mole Valley

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    Dorking

    Dorking and Leatherhead are the main towns in the Mole Valley and are the twin towns of the Surrey Hills!

  8. Ivy Arts Centre in Guildford

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    388 Perimeter Road, GUILDFORD

    The Ivy Arts Centre is Guildford’s premium venue for world-class musical theatre, plays and productions. Every Season the Ivy features a series of internally produced and national touring productions. The Centre has three performance venues, the…

  9. Kingston upon Thames

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    Kingston Upon Thames

    Kingston is an historic market town on the edge of London in Surrey with plenty of places to visit nearby. See a map and view official tourist information

  10. Merry Harriers Llama Trekking

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    GODALMING

    Enjoy the unique experience of Llama trekking in the Surrey countryside at the Merry Harriers in Hambledon.

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. Haslemere Educational Museum

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    Haslemere


    An award winning Museum in the heart of Haslemere with remarkable collections of natural history, human history and geology.

  15. Brooklands Museum

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    Weybridge

    Brooklands Museum is on the site of the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit and houses collections of cars, motorcycles and bicycles, particular from the heyday of the track until it closed in 1939.

  16. Godalming Museum

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    GODALMING

    Godalming Museum tells the story of Godalming and the surrounding area and includes a few surprising connections.

  17. Bookham Common

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    Leatherhead

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

  18. British Wildlife Centre

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    Lingfield

    The British Wildlife Centre is the best place to see and learn about Britain’s own wonderful wildlife, with over forty different species including deer, foxes, otters, badgers, pine martens and red squirrels.

  19. Shere

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    Guildford

    Shere is a beautiful, quintessential English village.

  20. Elmbridge Borough

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    Esher

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

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