One day in Surrey
You could spend weeks in Surrey and still not get to see and do everything. However, if you do only have one day, we have put together a couple of options to help you make the most of your time. These itineraries have been put together assuming you have access to a vehicle.
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Option 1 - Town and Garden
Start the day in Guildford, where you can enjoy brunch in one of the many cafes located throughout this historic town. Pop into the Tourist Information Centre located in the High Street to pick up a map or take an Historic Walk around town using your hand held device
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Head north out of Guildford on the A3 towards Cobham and spend time the beautifully landscape garden Painshill. In the good weather Painshill is a perfect place for a lovely picnic. Ensure that you leave enough time to explore the lakes, bridges and grotto in this stunning Garden.
In the evening you could head back to Guildford to enjoy a theatre show at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre or perhaps some light entertainment at G Live. It would be wise to book the evening entertainment in advance. As productions usually start at 7.30 and finish around 10pm, it might be worth dining before, many restaurants offer early bird menu options.
Option 2 - Art and culture
Spend the morning at Brooklands museum. Brooklands, which opens at 10am still has part of the original banked racing circuit and is heaped in history with something for all to enjoy. Make sure you leave enough time here to enjoy the Concorde Experience. The Sunbeam Cafe offers a delicious range of hot and cold food at lunch.
After an early lunch head to Woking, where you will find The Lightbox. Allow a couple of hours to explore this gallery where you will find some great exhibitions as well as an excellent selection of permanent art on display. You will just have enough time to head south and explore Watts Gallery which is located just off the A3 at Compton. Before you tour the paintings and sculptures of George Frederic Watts, treat yourself to delicious afternoon tea in the friendly tearoom.