Surrey's Scenic Highlights
Head to the top of Leith Hill tower in the Surrey Hills and get your first awe-inspiring, 360 degree view of the scenic highlights that make Surrey such a fabulous place to visit. The highest point in the South East, offering views that extend to London in the North and the Channel (on a good day) to the South, with far reaching woodland and green open spaces in between. On a clear day it is claimed you can see 14 counties from its summit. Box Hill, near Dorking has been a famous destination for day-trippers from London and Newlands Corner with its commanding views offers a great spot for a picnic on a summers day.
Steeped in heritage and history, Surrey is home to a superb selection of well preserved stately homes, many of which form part of the National Trust, including Polesden Lacey and Hatchlands Park, along with one of England's favourite Historic Royal Palaces, Hampton Court Palace.
Discover the historic landmarks of the county with a visit to the Runnymede, site of the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215, see one of Surrey's famous castles in Guildford or Farnham, or take a trip along the Wey Navigation, the first British river to be made navigable in 1653.
For a gentle stroll with a view why not visit Virginia Water, with his ornamental cascades and Leptis Magna Ruins or Frensham Great pond to the south of Surrey where in the summer, after your walk around the lake, you can relax on the beach!!