Top 68 attractions to explore in Surrey
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.
Albury is a small, family-run biodynamic vineyard located in the beautiful Surrey Hills. Originally best known for their Silent Pool Rosé which was served on the Royal Barge to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, Albury’s still and sparkling wines have since won numerous international awards and local accolades. The vineyard is located on the North Downs Way at the Silent Pool, rumoured to be haunted but well known for beautiful walks and cycle routes.
Ashtead Common is an absolute treasure, right on the doorstep of SW London. Wide grassy avenues, dormice, an ancient earthwork & the site of an Old Roman Villa are all there. It is owned and managed by the City of London Corporation. 180.5 ha of the common are a National Nature Reserve. Together with Epsom Common it forms part of a larger area of open countryside called Epsom and Ashtead Commons, which is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
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 majestic and beautiful hill for scenic walks and stunning views. An outstanding area of woodland and chalk downland managed by The National Trust, Box Hill has long been famous as a destination for day-trippers from London. At the foot of Box Hill you’ll discover one of Surrey’s iconic landmarks, the Stepping Stones, a perfect spot to picnic by the River Mole. A beautiful trekking area and also you will be amazed by the spectacular views from this area.
The British Wildlife Centre is the very best place to see and learn about Britain's own wonderful wildlife. There was over 40 different species from tiny harvest mice to magnificent red deer and so more. The zoo was founded in 1997 by David Mills, who converted his dairy farm into a centre to celebrate British wildlife. Initially, the centre was only open to pre-booked groups but in 2000 it opened fully to the general public.
Brooklands Museum is on the site of the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit and displays a wide range of Brooklands-related motoring and aviation exhibits ranging from giant racing cars, motorcycles and bicycles to an vast collection of civilian and military aircraft, including the Second World War Wellington Bomber and the only Concorde with public access in South East England.
Brookwood Cemetery, is a burial ground in Brookwood, Surrey, England. It is the largest cemetery in the United Kingdom and one of the largest in Europe. The 220 Acre park provides a picturesque, tranquil setting for visitors 365 days of the year. The grounds are divided into many smaller plots by a multitude of roads and avenues that boast magnificent trees and offer a wealth of flora and fauna as well as local heritage.
Chobham Common is the largest National Nature Reserve in the south-east of England and one of the finest remaining examples of lowland heath in the world. It contains three scheduled monuments. Most of the site is managed by the Surrey Wildlife Trust as the Chobham Common nature reserve,but the SSSI also includes a small private reserve managed by the Trust, Gracious Pond.
Colossus is a steel roller coaster at Thorpe Park in Surrey, England, and the park's first major attraction. It was built by Swiss manufacturers Intamin and designed by Werner Stengel as an adaptation of Monte Makaya in Brazil, with consultation from Tussauds attraction developer John Wardley. Colossus was the world's first roller coaster with ten inversions; an exact replica, called the 10 Inversion Roller Coaster, was later built at Chimelong Paradise in Guangzhou, China.
Dapdune Wharf is a former industrial wharf and boat yard on the Wey and Godalming Navigations in Guildford, England, UK, close to the Surrey County Cricket Club ground. It is now maintained by the National Trust. Originally a goods transshipment point, before the construction of the Godalming Navigation the principal cargos were timber from the Surrey forests and gunpowder from the works at Chilworth as the Guildford authorities refused to let it pass through the town centre for loading at the
Derren Brown's Ghost Train: Rise of the Demon, previously called Derren Brown's Ghost Train, is a dark ride at Thorpe Park in Surrey, England. The attraction incorporates virtual reality, motion simulation and illusions in collaboration with British mentalist Derren Brown. It is set in a derelict Victorian railway depot with a loose theme of fracking. It first opened in July 2016.
The Devil’s Punchbowl is a unique 1,310 acre geological wonder where visitors can walk, hike or take a horseback ride on a 7.5 mile round-trip trail through a deep canyon formed by the runoff of large quantities of water from the higher San Gabriel Mountains. The Punch Bowl is a large natural amphitheatre and is the source of many stories about the area. The London to Portsmouth road skirted the rim of the site before the Hindhead Tunnel was built in 2011.
Epsom Common is a beautiful widllfie sanctuary covers 176 hectares and has a range of habitats including woodland, grassland and scrub. Stane Street a famous Roman Road is only a mile away. This is a nationally important wildlife location because it is a breeding site for birds. Moreover, insects endemic to the area depend on the dead wood on location. Other fauna include roe deer, herons and purple emperor butterflies. Additionally, there are flora such as common spotted orchids and southern m
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.
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.
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 Flying Fish is a powered steel roller coaster located at Thorpe Park in Surrey. The ride was known as Space Station Zero upon opening in 1984, until being moved outdoors in 1990. It was removed in 2005 to make way for Stealth, but reinstalled in a different location two years later.
Frensham Common is a fine example of open Surrey heathland. It is one of the largest expanses in the Weald. This man-made beach stretches along a 13th century lake giving ample opportunity to sunbathe and swim in warm weatherIt covers roughly 1,000 acres of attractive countryside and is owned by the National Trust.
Gatton Park is a beautiful historic parkland being restored by The Gatton Trust. Stretching 260 acres, the estate lies within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The park is most famous for the work that was carried out between 1762 and 1766 by the famous English landscape designer Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.
Map of attractions in Surrey