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Surrey

The home of an Edwardian party house, the Surrey Hills and a classic landscape garden. Discover what there is to see and do in Surrey and plan a day out to remember.

Places to visit

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Top places to visit in Surrey

The East front of Polesden Lacey, Surrey
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Polesden Lacey 

A 1,600-acre estate with elegant gardens, Edwardian house and plenty of room to play

near Dorking, Surrey

Fully open today
Sunny exterior view of the garden and red brick house at Hatchlands Park
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Hatchlands Park 

Stretches of sweeping parkland sheltering a classic country house

Guildford, Surrey

Partially open today
View across the Bowl in autumn at Winkworth Aboretum, Surrey
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Winkworth Arboretum 

A landscape arboretum reflecting the colours of each changing season

Godalming, Surrey

Fully open today
Salomons memorial viewpoint at Box Hill with a family walking in the foreground
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Box Hill 

So much to explore

Tadworth, Surrey

Partially open today
View from top of the grass Amphitheatre at Claremont Landscape Garden, Surrey. The Amphitheatre was created around 1722 by Charles Bridgeman.
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Claremont Landscape Garden 

This grade 1 listed garden created by the great landscape designers of the 18th century charts the evolution of the English Landscape Garden

Esher, Surrey

Fully open today
Inside the house at Clandon Park, which was devastated by a fire in 2015
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Clandon Park 

Conserving and caring for a great house laid bare

Guildford, Surrey

Partially open today
Sun rising through the trees with Magna Carta Memorial in foreground
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Runnymede and Ankerwycke 

The birthplace of the Magna Carta. History, art and nature on the banks of the River Thames.

near Old Windsor, Surrey

Fully open today

Summer holidays in Surrey

Looking for a day out that’ll keep the whole family entertained? Find the best family-friendly places to visit and discover the fun-filled activities on offer as part of our Summer of Play, sponsored by Starling Bank.

Two children peer through a summer play installation
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Summer of Play at Polesden Lacey 

Discover the play hub in Crab Apple Orchard, inspired by the fantastical world of Grizwald the Griffin. Step into a straw-bale castle and let the fun begin with chalkboards, musical instruments and thrones. There’s an enchanted maze and podium, play kitchen and market stall too. 13 July - 8 September 2024.

Family of five walking along gravel path through parkland, with young boy holding two sticks leading the way
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Summer of Play at Hatchlands Park 

Bring your little pirates. Find hidden treasure chests, take a walk on the sea-themed spotting trail and play in the hay-bale pirates’ hideout. Plus there’s a dressing-up tent and plenty of games. Have fun with sports on the lawn, from short tennis to football, sack races to space hoppers. 13 July - 1 September 2024.

Places to stay in Surrey

The exterior of Emley Farmhouse, Surrey

Emley Farmhouse 

A charming country retreat on the edges of the South Downs.

The exterior of Polesden Garden Cottage, a regency-style villa in the grounds of the Polesden Lacey estate, Surrey

Polesden Garden Cottage 

You’ll find gorgeous views over the Polesden Lacey estate and elegant interiors in this Regency-style villa.

The exterior of Yew Tree Barn, Surrey

Yew Tree Barn 

A larch-clad barn in a peaceful spot on the Polesden Lacey Estate, with a contemporary interior and lovely views.

Upcoming events

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A Celebration of Roses 

Polesden Lacey, near Dorking, Surrey

Showcasing our beautiful walled rose garden, the festival will celebrate the stunning floral displays it creates every summer.

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22 Jun to 14 Jul 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
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Surrey Sculpture Society Exhibition 

Claremont Landscape Garden, Esher, Surrey

We are delighted to be welcoming Surrey Sculpture Society and their first sculpture trail at Claremont

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22 Jun to 14 Jul 2024
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10:00 to 17:00
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The Last Tree and the Art of Nature in collaboration with Luke Adam Hawker 

Polesden Lacey, near Dorking, Surrey

Join us for a special collaboration with best-selling author and renowned artist Luke Adam Hawker.

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22 Jun to 25 Oct 2024
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11:00 to 15:30
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Mrs Greville’s Apartment and Royal Suite Tours 

Polesden Lacey, near Dorking, Surrey

This year we have 2 separate tours to visit areas in the house that are not normally open to visitors. However, please note - these tours are SUBJECT TO VOLUNTEER AVAILABILITY.

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22 Jun to 27 Oct 2024
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11:30 to 15:20
+ 127 other dates or times
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Trust 10K run 

Polesden Lacey, near Dorking, Surrey

Join us on the fourth Sunday of the month for our free 10k trail run.

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23 Jun to 22 Dec 2024
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08:30 to 11:00
+ 6 other dates or times
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Park Yoga - Box Hill 

Box Hill, Tadworth, Surrey

Move, stretch and breathe. Park Yoga aims to connect people to the natural outdoors through relaxing, energising yoga sessions every Sunday.

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23 Jun to 22 Sep 2024
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09:30 to 10:30
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Collecting treasure 

Hatchlands Park, Guildford, Surrey

This summer, explore the Alec Cobbe's quirky and beautiful collection in the house and find out what drew him to the different pieces.

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23 Jun to 15 Oct 2024
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12:00 to 16:00
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Lazy Jazz Sundays and Bank Holiday Weekends 2024 

Polesden Lacey, near Dorking, Surrey

Enjoy a lazy afternoon listening to live music in the wonderful grounds of Polesden Lacey.

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23 Jun to 8 Sep 2024
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14:00 to 16:00
+ 13 other dates or times
Visitors exploring the sand dunes and the woodland at Formby, Liverpool

Where will you visit next?

Discover lots of gardens, historic houses, days out at the coast and more.