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Guildford House Gallery                              Guildford                             www.guildfordhouse.co.uk
A 17th century, Grade I Listed Town house in the centre of Guildford, and now the home of Guildford Borough's Art Collection.  A constantly changing programme of temporary exhibitions, talks workshops and children's activities.  Gift shop stocks a range of greetings cards and craft work.  Gallery cafe and courtyard has a heated marquee in the winter months.
Directions: Located at the top of the cobbled part of Guildford High Street, opposite Sainsbury's.
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Bocketts Farm ParkFetcham, LeatherheadFarm Park
Working farm with visitor attraction in Surrey Hills. Every kind of farm animal. Activities and demonstrations. Play areas outside. Large indoor play barns. Tearooms. Shop.

Box HillBox Hill, TadworthCountryside
An outstanding area of woodland and open chalk downland. It has much to offer families, as well as ramblers and naturalists, with many beautiful walks and views towards the South Downs. On the summit there is a Discovery Zone, shop, servery, ample car parking and a magnificent view.

Chatley Heath Semaphore Tower WisleyTower
An interesting relic of naval communications history, set in 700 acres of picturesque wood and heathland, offering stunning views from London to the North Downs. In 1822, messages were sent between London and Portsmouth in just 15 minutes, and Chatley Heath is the last surviving tower in the chain. A 20 minute walk along marked trails through wood and heathland brings you to the tower where you can see demonstrations of the working semaphore mast and have a go yourself on replica models.

Chertsey MeadsChertseyCountryside
Chertsey Meads consists of 170 acres of land leading down to the River Thames. Not surprisingly it attracts a wide range of birds and wildlife and is also the location for the Chertsey Agricultural Show in August. Whether you fancy a brisk walk or a more leisurely picnic there's so much space that it's the perfect antidote to crowded London living.

Clandon ParkWest Clandon, GuildfordHistoric House and Garden
Clandon Park was built circa 1730 for the 2nd Lord Onslow by Venetian architect Giacomo Leoni. One of the country's most complete example of a Palladian mansion, it contains a superb collection of 18th-century furniture, porcelain and textiles, much of which was acquired in the 1920s by connoisseur Mrs Gubbay. While the wider parkland is still in the hands of the Onslow family, the mansion is set in intimate gardens which are home to a Maori meeting house, brought back from New Zealand in 1892. The Onslow family is unique in providing three Speakers of the House of Commons.

Claremont Landscape GardenEsherGarden
Claremont is a beautiful garden surrounding a small lake and featuring an unusual grass amphitheatre. The garden's creation and development has involved great names in garden history, including Sir John Vanbrugh, Charles Bridgeman, William Kent and 'Capability' Brown. In 1726 it was described as 'the noblest of any in Europe' and the garden today is of national importance. Visitors walking round the lake will see the island and pavilion, grotto and many viewpoints and vistas. There are hidden features to enjoy as well as wider estate walks and a new children's play area.

Dorking and District MuseumDorkingMuseum
Museum displays a variety of local historical artefacts, minerals, chalk fossils, oils and watercolours etc. The library contains a wealth of material available for research.

Epsom Downs RacecourseEpsom DownsRacecourse
Epsom Downs Racecourse is the home of The Vodafone Derby, the world's most famous horse race, on the first Saturday in June.

Hatchlands ParkEast Clandon, GuildfordHistoric House and Garden
Hatchlands Park was built in the 1750s for Admiral Boscawen, hero of the Battle of Louisburg. Robert Adam ceilings decorate the house, featuring appropriately nautical motifs. Today the mansion is a family home, containing tenant Alec Cobbe's superb collection of paintings. Six rooms also display the Cobbe Collection, Europe's largest collection of keyboard instruments associated with famous composers such as J. C. Bach, Chopin and Elgar. The mansion is set in informal grounds, with one small parterre garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll. The surrounding parkland provides a number of waymarked walks in a tranquil and beautiful setting.

Hindhead Commons & Devil's Punch Bowl CaféHindheadCountryside
A swathe of unspoilt woodland valleys and heath, marking the gateway to the Surrey Hills.

Homewood, TheEsherHistoric House and Garden
20th-century house and garden designed by the architect Patrick Gwynne reflecting the style and ethos of the Modern Movement.

Leith HillBroadmoor, DorkingCountryside
The highest point in south-east England, crowned by an 18th-century Gothic tower, with panoramic views north to London and south to the English Channel. There are colourful displays of rhododendrons and bluebells in May and June. Rugged countryside provides exhilarating walking in woodland and over heathland and farmland.

Oakhurst CottageHambledon, Nr GodalmingHouse
A restored and furnished simple labourer's dwelling, containing artefacts reflecting four centuries of continual occupation, with delightful cottage garden.

River Wey & Godalming Navigations & Dapdune WharfGuildfordIndustrial Heritage
The Wey was one of the first British rivers to be made navigable, and opened to barge traffic in 1653. This 15˝-mile waterway linked Guildford to Weybridge on the Thames, and then to London. The Godalming Navigation, opened in 1764, enabled barges to work a further four miles upriver. The award-winning visitor centre at Dapdune Wharf in Guildford tells the story of the Navigations and the people who lived and worked on them. Visitors can see where the huge Wey barges were built and climb aboard 'Reliance', one of three surviving barges.

Sandown Park RacecourseEsherRacecourse
A top London racecourse with the facility to hold conferences, exhibitions, seminars, meetings, weddings and parties. Easily accessed only 25 min from London Waterloo.

Shalford MillShalford, Nr GuildfordMill
Large timber-framed watermill on the River Tillingbourne with well-preserved machinery almost unaltered since ceasing operations in 1914.

Waverley AbbeyFarnhamAbbey
Fragments of the church and monastic buildings of the first Cistercian abbey in England, founded in 1128. Don't miss the new graphic panels that tell the story of this important monastery.

Winkworth ArboretumGodalmingGarden
Established in the 20th century, this hillside arboretum now contains more than 1,000 different shrubs and trees, many of them rare. The most impressive displays are in spring, with magnolias, bluebells and azaleas, and autumn, when the colour of the foliage is stunning. In the summer it is an ideal place for family days out and picnics.


 
Alice Holt Woodland ParkFarnham
Archway TheatreHorley
BirdworldFarnham
Bourne Hall MuseumEpsom
Bramley Bank - London Wildlife TrustCroydon
British Wildlife CentreLingfield
Brooklands MuseumWeybridge
Burpham Court Farm ParkGuildford
Busbridge Lakes Ornamental Waterfowl and GardensGodalming
Chertsey MuseumChertsey
Chessington World of AdventuresChessington
Cobham Bus MuseumCobham
Coulsdon Coppice - London Wildlife TrustCoulsdon
Coverwood Lakes, Gardens and FarmEwhurst
Dapdune Wharf & The River WeyGuildford
Denbies Wine EstateDorking
Egham Local History MuseumEgham
Electric TheatreGuildford
Elmbridge MuseumWeybridge
Farncombe Boat HouseGodalming
Farnham Castle KeepFarnham
Fire and Iron Gallery Leatherhead
Forge & Dragon GalleryForest Green
Foyer Gallery/James Hockey GalleryFarnham
Godalming MuseumGodalming
Godalming Packetboat CompanyGodalming
Godstone FarmGodstone
Godstone VineyardsGodstone
Grayshott PotteryHindhead
Great Cockcrow RailwayChertsey
Guildford BoathouseGuildford
Guildford Castle & GroundsGuildford
Guildford CathedralGuildford
Guildford MuseumGuildford
Guildford Spectrum Leisure ComplexGuildford
Guildford Tourist Information CentreGuildford
Guildhall, TheGuildford
Hampton Court PalaceHampton
Hannah Peschar Gallery and Sculpture GardenDorking
Harlequin Theatre & CinemaRedhill
Haslemere Educational MuseumHaslemere
Hog's Back BreweryTongham
Horton Park Children's FarmEpsom
Ladyland FarmHorley
Lewis Elton GalleryGuildford
Loseley Park Guildford
Manor Farm Craft CentreSeale
Museum of FarnhamFarnham
Outwood WindmillRedhill
PackhouseRunfold
Painshill ParkCobham
Polesden LaceyGreat Bookham, Nr Dorking
Pride of the Valley Sculpture ParkNr Farnham
Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment MuseumGuildford
Ramster GardensChiddingford
Richmond TheatreRichmond
Royal Botanic Gardens KewKew
Royal Horticultural Society Garden WisleyWisley
Royal Logistic Corps MuseumGuildford
Rural Life CentreTilford, Farnham
St Ann's HillChertsey
StandenEast Grinstead
Surrey Heath MuseumCamberley
Thorpe ParkChertsey
Titsey Place and GardensOxted
Witley Centre, TheWitley, Godalming
Yvonne Arnaud TheatreGuildford

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