Villages in Surrey
Explore village life in Surrey and you'll discover picture postcard cottages, local stores and village greens, along with welcoming pubs at the heart of the community. Unchanged for generations, a tour of the villages in Surrey offers the chance to step back in time and learn more about the region as well as some of its famous residents.
Visit England's oldest recorded village, Abinger Common, with dwellings dating back more than 7,000 years, or England's largest village, Cranleigh, with its rare, independent department store called Manns, a lovely quaint cafe called Cromwells, because it once used by Oliver Cromwell during the Civil War and a brilliant independent fashion house and cafe named "One Forty".
Find green-fingered inspiration in Bramley, home of acclaimed garden designer, Gertrude Jekyll or retrace the steps of the cast of blockbuster movies such as The Holiday or Bridget Jones in Shere.
Take a stroll in Holmbury St Mary to the road that inspired EM Forster to create Summer Street in Room With A View or visit the grave of famous journalist and explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley in Pirbright.