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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.

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. 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 Guildford, Farnham, Dorking and other 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 Surrey 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 in a fun day out. 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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  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. Guildford

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    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.

  3. Winkworth Arboretum

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    Garden

    Godalming


    An unfinished masterpiece

    Established in the 20th century, this hillside arboretum has now been maintained by the National Trust for 60 years and has built up a collection of more than 1,000 different shrubs and trees, many of them rare.

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  4. Box Hill

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    Historic Site

    Tadworth


    Box Hill - so much to explore

    Box Hill is the perfect place to discover a family walk and explore the beautiful Surrey Hills. Forming part of the North Downs, Box Hill has breathtaking views across the surrounding countryside. It's home to some...

  5. Claremont Landscape Garden

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    Historic Site

    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...

  6. Titsey Place and Gardens

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    Oxted

    Set in more than 3000 acres Titsey Place and Gardens is one of the largest surviving historic estates in the country.

  7. Guildford Castle

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    Guildford

    Guildford Castle features 2 model displays, and a viewing platform offering panoramic views of Guildford.

  8. Guildford Cathedral

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    Guildford

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

  9. 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!

  10. Swan Barn Farm

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    Historic Site

    Haslemere


    A quiet retreat of woodland and pasture only 30 seconds from Haslemere High Street

    The hidden gem of Swan Barn Farm nestles behind Haslemere’s bustling high street. It is the gateway to some of Surrey and Sussex’s finest countryside.

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  11. Ludshott Commons

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    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.

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  12. RHS Garden Wisley

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    Woking


    Wisley is the historic home of the RHS and undoubtedly one of the finest gardens in the world.

  13. Weybridge

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    Weybridge

    Places to visit and towns near Weybridge, a town on the River Way in Surrey on the outskirts of London with a history back to the Domesday Book

  14. Esher

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    Esher

    A historic town close to London, Esher is surrounded by green space.

  15. Egham

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    Egham

    Egham is situated in the north east of Surrey and is on the doorstep of the historic site where the Magna Carta was sealed in 1215 and recently celebrating 800 years.

  16. Shere

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    Guildford

    Shere is a beautiful, quintessential English village.

  17. Black Down

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    Haslemere


    The highest point in the South Downs National Park

    Black Down in West Sussex is a landscape of wavy hair grass, purple heather and pine trees, where you can still get a true sense of 'wild'.

    The views have inspired many for years and none so...

  18. Morden Hall Park

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    Morden


    A park at the heart of the community

    Morden Hall Park is green oasis in the city, giving you a taste of a country estate with a glimpse of its agricultural and industrial history.

    This tranquil former deer park is one of the few remaining...

  19. Denbies Wine Estate

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    Dorking

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

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