68 attractions you should visit in Surrey - With photos & details

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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.

Gatwick Aviation MuseumVallance By Ways, Lowfield Heath Rd, Charlwood, Gatwick RH6 0BT, UK
Museums

The Gatwick Aviation Museum is located in the village of Charlwood, in Surrey, on the boundary of Gatwick Airport.  Some of the aircraft are capable of running their engines on event days, and it is intended to get as many aircraft as possible restored and into working order. The museum has a varied collection of aircraft, aircraft engines and over 500 aircraft models. The museum also has displays and artefacts related to local aviation history particularly Gatwick Airport. Aircraft may run thei

Godstone FarmFarm Limited, Tilburstow Hill Rd, Godstone RH9 8LX, UK
Outdoors- Other

Godstone Farm is home to over 500 animals both large and small.  Meet horses, sheep, donkeys, goats, cows and llamas, and get up close to piglets, rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. It was set in the beautiful Surrey Hills and a short, easy distance from the M25. As well as the animals, the farm offers tractor rides and indoor and outdoor play devices, including tailored activities in the play barn.

Great Cockcrow Railway4 Hardwick Ln, Chertsey KT16 0AD, UK
Man-made Structures- Other

This miniature railway is one of the most extensive of its kind in the country. There are two different routes you can choose from, both departing and returning to Hardwick Central Station. t is usually open on Sunday afternoons from May to October inclusive, plus Wednesday afternoons during August as well as May Bank Holiday.

Guildford CastleCastle St, Guildford GU1 3SX, UK
Iconic Buildings
Botanical Gardens

Guildford Castle is in Guildford, Surrey, England. It is thought to have been built by William the Conqueror, or one of his barons, shortly after the 1066 invasion of England.  The grounds at Guildford Castle opened as public gardens in 1888 to mark Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887. The gardens have wonderful floral displays, centred on the 11th Century Castle Keep. Other attractions include a life-size statue of Alice Through the Looking Glass, a bowling green and music concerts in the b

Guildford CathedralStag Hill, University Campus, Guildford GU2 7UP, UK
Churches

Guildford Cathedral is one of the town's iconic landmarks and a unique twentieth century Grade II* listed building with a beautiful interior and an amazing story. The Cathedral seeks to serve the people of Guildford and Surrey and is open to all, for free, 365 days a year. Across the weeks and months the Cathedral offers a varied programme of family-friendly activities, outreach for the elderly, schools visits and workshops, arts, events and volunteering opportunities.

Guildford House Gallery155 High St, Guildford GU1 3AJ, UK
Iconic Buildings

Guildford House is a fascinating 17th century Grade 1 Listed town house in the High Street. The town house is home to Guildford House Gallery. The four-storey property was built as a wealthy merchant's house and still has many of its original features, including a beautifully carved staircase, moulded plaster ceilings and oak and pine panelling.  The house contains some of Guildford borough's art collection including the world's largest public collection of pastel portraits by Guildford-born art

Guildford MuseumCastle Arch, Quarry St, Guildford GU1 3SX, UK
Museums

Guildford Museum is the main museum is in the town of Guildford, Surrey, England.  It was housed in beautiful, historic buildings next to the Castle Grounds. The exhibitions are free to visit and include a variety of changing exhibitions, plus a permanent collection of objects dating from prehistoric times. It cares for over 75,000 objects, dating from c.500,000 BC to the modern day. The Museum's collection contains objects either from, or in some way related to, Guildford, and to a lesser exten

Haslemere Educational Museum78 High St, Haslemere GU27 2LA, UK
Museums

Haslemere Educational Museum was founded in 1888 by the eminent surgeon Sir Jonathan Hutchinson to display his growing collection of natural history specimens. The museum holds diverse collections relating to Geology, Natural History and Human History, as well as being a resource of local history.   It has three permanent galleries, education room, two temporary exhibition rooms, library, archive, lecture hall and garden and so more.

Horsell CommonA245, Woking GU21 4HQ, UK
Outdoors- Other

Horsell Common is a 355-hectare (880-acre) open space in Horsell, near Woking in Surrey. It is owned and managed by the Horsell Common Preservation Society. An area of 152 hectares is a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest and part of the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area.

Horton Country Park14 Farmside Pl, Epsom KT19 8GW, UK
Outdoors- Other

Horton Country Park is a rural landscape of fields, hedgerows, ancient woods and ponds of great wildlife and historical interest.  The park is a wooded recreation and amenities area occupying the east of a narrow upland watershed between two tributaries.  Part of the area is occupied by Hobbledown Children's Farm, which contains various folkloric themed adventure playgrounds and a small zoo hosting domestic farm animals, and exotics such as meerkat, nilgai, emu and Bactrian camel.

Leith HillLeith Hill, Dorking RH5 6LX, UK
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Leith Hill is one of the highest hill summit of the Greensand Ridge.  It reaches 294 m  above sea level, and is the second highest point in southeast England, after Walbury Hill in southwest Berkshire,.  Leith Hill is the highest ground for 79 km.  Four areas of woodland surrounding the hill comprise the 337.9-hectare Leith Hill Site of Special Scientific Interest, although the summit is excluded from this designation. One of the nice trekking destination and also you can spend some nice time he

Leith Hill PlaceLeith Hill Ln, Dorking RH5 6LY, UK
Palaces

Leith Hill Place is an elegant 17th-century property, which was added to and improved in the 18th century by General John Folliot. It was  an atmospheric house with panoramic views across the Surrey countryside, Leith Hill Place was the childhood home of one of England’s greatest composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams

Lightwater Country Park72 The Avenue, Lightwater GU18 5RG, UK
Outdoors- Other

Lightwater Country Park is situated on the edge of Lightwater Village and extends to 59 hectares. The Country Park is predominately heathland habitat, but there are also ponds, woodland, meadows and areas of scrub.  The park is open to the public year-round, and day-ticket fishing is available during the fishing season.

London Bus MuseumBrooklands Rd, Weybridge KT13 0QS, UK
Museums

The London Bus Museum is a purpose-built transport museum, open daily to the public and located at Brooklands in Weybridge, Surrey It  houses a remarkable collection of around 35 buses and coaches, the largest collection of working historic London buses in the world. The vehicles are all of London origin and date from about 1875 to 1979 and are arranged in a timeline from the early horse bus to more modern buses similar to those on London’s streets today.

Loseley ParkGuildford GU3 1HS, UK
Parks

Loseley Park is set in acres of rolling parkland just south of Guildford in Surrey and very close to the towns of Godalming and Farncombe. Loseley Park hosts luxury weddings, and special events that are bespoke and unique to each client offering exclusive hire throughout the summer months.

Mizens Railway (Woking Miniature Railway Society)Barrs Ln, Knaphill, Woking GU21 2JW, UK
Man-made Structures- Other

Mizens Railway is a fun passenger-carrying miniature railway situated in a uniquely delightful 10-acre woodland site in Knaphill conveniently near Woking in Surrey.  A variety of locomotives are in use, including several steam, electric, petrol and diesel engines. Three routes are operated by the railway on public running days, The Suburban, the Miler and the Highlander.  The railway has many facilities for its visitors, these include the Station Building with a small kitchen, small shop, a picn

Museum of Farnham38 West St, Farnham GU9 7DX, UK
Museums

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.

National Trust - Clandon ParkWest Clandon, Guildford GU4 7RQ, UK
Parks

Clandon Park was built between 1730-3 by the Venetian architect Giacomo Leoni for Thomas, 2nd Lord Onslow, whose marriage to a Jamaican heiress provided him with the means to build the house. A majestic  220-hectare agricultural parkland estate which has been the seat of the Earls of Onslow for over two centuries. The house and gardens were given to the National Trust in 1956, but the park remains in private ownership. Some of the house's contents have also been acquired by the Trust in lieu of 

National Trust - Claremont Landscape GardenPortsmouth Rd, Esher KT10 9JG, UK
Botanical Gardens

One of the beautiful iconci attraction in this area, The Claremont Landscape Garden, just outside Esher, Surrey, England, is one of the earliest surviving gardens of its kind of landscape design, the English Landscape Garden — still featuring its original 18th-century layout. The garden is Grade I listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. It will be a new experience for you all.

National Trust - Hatchlands ParkEast Clandon, Guildford GU4 7RT, UK
Parks

Hatchlands Park was built in 1757-9 by Stiff Leadbetter for Admiral Edward Boscawen, with prize money won by the Admiral during his campaigns in the Seven Years War.  With 400 acres of rolling parkland and woodland, Hatchlands is one of the largest country estates in the area and full of year round seasonal colour.

Map of attractions in Surrey