Farnham Castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Castle St, Farnham GU9 0AG, UK
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About Farnham Castle
Farnham Castle,is a 12th-century castle in Farnham, Surrey, England, formerly the residence of the Bishops of Winchester. The castle served as the seat of the powerful Bishops of Winchester. The location at Farnham was conveniently located on the main route used by the Bishops between London and Winchester. It is now a multi-award-winning wedding venue with stunning, historic buildings, beautiful grounds, world-class dining and guest accommodation.
Attractions Near Farnham Castle
Farnham Park is a 320 acre medieval deer park overlooking the town with an impressive 1km tree lined avenue and a large children's play area. This medieval deer park has an avenue of trees which is over a kilometer long. Originally the trees were mature elms, but these succumbed to the Dutch elm disease in the early 1970s and were replaced with lime and beech. There is grassland, woodland, ponds and streams.
The Museum of Farnham is a Grade I listed Georgian town house with a beautiful walled garden. The museum was founded in 1961 to provide the Farnham community with a collection dedicated to the history of the local area. The museum has a fine collection of nineteenth and twentieth-century British work and houses a collection of objects, fine art and archive material relating to the history of Farnham.
Farnham Maltings is one of the busiest and most diverse arts centres in Surrey offering theatre, film, craft, music, festivals, family theatre and more. Based in a set of buildings formerly used as a tannery and brewery, there is a variety of spaces available for education and leisure purposes. Farnham Maltings works with artists in a variety of ways. They produce, commission and tour national theatre and support creative businesses, artists and craft-makers.
Waverley Abbey in Surrey was the very first monastery founded in Britain by the reforming Cistercian religious order. Despite being the first Cistercian abbey in England, and being motherhouse to several other abbeys, Waverley was "slenderly endowed" and its monks are recorded as having endured poverty and famine.
Bourne Wood is a quiet ancient woodland with mixed conifers and semi-natural broadleaf trees. The sand soil provides a good walking surface, and the many public footpaths give great access to the woodland, where you can take in the beautiful natural scenery. There is a car park and picnic area.
A beautiful museum, set in 10 acres of Tilford, Farnham heathland, is home to 30 buildings housing displays of rural crafts and has the largest collection of countryside artifacts in the south of England. It plays host to many living history and family friendly events throughout the year. It offers extensive learning facilities for groups and schools with a fully accessible site and refreshments are available from the onsite Old Kiln Café.
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Discover More Attractions in Surrey, Where Farnham Castle Is Located
Surrey is a county in South East England which borders Kent to the east, a very short border with East Sussex to the southeast, West Sussex to the south, Hampshire to the west, Berkshire to the northwest, and Greater London to the northeast. With about 1.2 million people, Surrey is the 12th-most populous English county, the third-most populous home county, after Kent and Essex, and the third-most populous in the Southeast, after Hampshire and Kent.