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Things To Do in Surrey

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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. Guildford Castle

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    Castle / Fort

    Guildford

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

  4. Haslemere Educational Museum

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    Museum

    Haslemere


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

  5. Holmwood Common

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    Natural Feature

    Dorking


    Ancient common once owned by King Harold and William the Conqueror

    Holmwood Common is at the heart of the local community and is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered by all. It’s just off the A24 (south of Dorking), so why not break a car...

  6. Shalford Mill

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    Water Mill

    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...

  7. RHS Garden Wisley

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    Garden

    Woking


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

  8. 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

  9. Walton on Thames

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    Walton on Thames

    Walton is a vibrant town on the banks of the River Thames in Surrey with many things to do nearby. Official tourist information with a map & events guide

  10. Godalming

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    Godalming

    Godalming is an ancient market and coaching town situated on the River Wey in Surrey with plenty of things to do nearby.

  11. Ham House and Garden

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    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...

  12. Elmbridge Borough

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    Esher

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

  13. Reigate

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    Reigate

    Reigate is a historic town in Surrey, England. It is in the London commuter belt and one of three towns in the borough of Reigate and Banstead.

  14. Church of St Peter and St Paul

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    Guildford

    Church of St Peter and St Paul

  15. Manor Farm Craft Centre

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    Craft Centre

    Farnham

    There are craftspeople working on letter carving, card making, knitting, bead work and painting. Work can be bought or commissioned.

  16. Black Down

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    Natural Feature

    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...

  17. Limpsfield Common

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    Oxted

    Ancient common on the Greensand Ridge where time comes home to sleep
    Limpsfield Common was used by commoners for grazing their animals and collecting stone and firewood. Now, with its extensive network of footpaths and bridleways through patches of...

  18. 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!

  19. Guildford Guildhall

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    Historic Site

    Guildford

    A restored mainly Tudor/Stuart construction. There is a Court Room with 17thC panelling and stained glass windows. Items of historical interest, oil paintings, famous Guildhall clock.

  20. British Wildlife Centre

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    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.