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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. 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.

  2. 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...

  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.

    Visit...

  4. Denbies Hillside

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    Natural Feature

    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,...

  5. Busbridge Lakes Ornamental Waterfowl and Gardens

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    Garden

    Godalming

    Visitors to Busbridge Lakes can see over 1000 birds, mainly ornamental waterfowl, pheasants and parkland birds. Within the 40 acres are 3 lakes, rare trees and nature trails.

  6. 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!

  7. Reigate Hill and Gatton Park

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    Historic Site

    Reigate


    Spectacular escarpment with sweeping views across the Weald

    This stretch of the North Downs is good walking country with flower-sprinkled grasslands and quiet shady woods. A lovely spot too for family picnics and games.

    Sitting proud at the...

  8. 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

  9. Commonwealth Air Forces Memorial

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    Historic Site

    Egham

    This memorial overlooks the River Thames and commemorates by name over 20,000 airmen who were lost in the Second World War during operations from bases in the United Kingdom and North and Western Europe, and who have no known graves.

  10. Abinger Roughs and Netley Park

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    Nature Trail / Watching

    Dorking

    Hidden woods with ancient trees and flower-sprinkled grasslands, just off the North Downs and Pilgrims Ways

    Abinger Roughs, above the village of Abinger Hammer, is an area of grassland and mixed woodland - some of the mighty oak trees are over...

  11. 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.

    You can...

  12. 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.

  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. Chertsey Meads

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    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    Chertsey

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

  15. The Electric Theatre

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    Theatre

    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'.

  16. 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

  17. Esher

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    Esher

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

  18. Elmbridge Borough

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    Esher

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

  19. Denbies Wine Estate

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    Vineyard

    Dorking

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

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