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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 10 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Chertsey Meads

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    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    Chertsey

    71 hectares (175 acres) of wildflower meadow on the banks of the Thames

  5. Painshill Landscape Garden

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    Garden

    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.

  6. Bookham Common

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    Natural Feature

    Leatherhead

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

  7. Elmbridge Borough

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    Esher

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

  8. Esher

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    Esher

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. The Undercroft

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    Historic Site

    Guildford

    The medieval Undercroft on Guildford High Street is one of the finest examples in the country.

  12. 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

  13. Ivy Arts Centre in Guildford

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    Theatre

    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…

  14. The Electric Theatre

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    Guildford

    The Electric Theatre is Guildford's local community theatre and is well known for its eclectic programme of drama, musicals, dance, music, poetry, film, lectures and book-signings. It aims to offer 'something for everyone'.

  15. 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.

  16. Denbies Hillside

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    Dorking

    Dramatic and stunning chalk escarpment with panoramic views

    With amazing views towards Leith Hill, the highest point in south east England, Denbies Hillside is a great spot for wildlife-watching.

    Named after John Denby, a 17th-century farmer,…

  17. Lingfield

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    Lingfield

    The ancient parish of Lingfield in south east Surrey is known to have existed at the time of the Domesday book. Find a map, things to do and nearby events

  18. Farnham

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    Farnham

    Farnham is an old English rural market town with a host of things to do and events with its historic character combines with the best of modern facilities

  19. Alice Holt Forest

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    Country / Royal Park

    Farnham

    Once famous for its oak trees which supplied timber for navy ships, Alice Holt is managed by the Forestry Commission and is a centre for a host of exciting outdoor activities in a beautiful woodland setting.

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