10 of the best landmarks and scenic views in Surrey
Spend a day or two exploring some of Surrey's most unique landmarks and discover breath-taking views.
- Leith Hill – Near Dorking
Postcode: RH5 6LY
It is definitely worth the climb for superb panoramic views across Surrey. On a clear day you can see the coast as well as central London. With plenty of car parks to use and many footpaths you can spend hours exploring. Leith Hill is a wonderful day out for a couple, for a dog walker, or as a place to take the children to run around.
- Box Hill – Near Dorking
Postcode: KT20 7LB
This beautiful area of the North Downs is marvellous for walking, cycling or simply relaxing and enjoying the fabulous view. Take a pair of binoculars and examine the stunning landscape. Why not enjoy a picnic in this beautiful location. Self-guided walks are available from the National Trust Centre which are clearly-written and user-friendly.
- Richmond Park – Near Richmond
Postcode: TW10 5HS
This is a lovely park with something for everyone. With miles of beautiful park to walk in with fantastic views of the many red and fallow deer. Here you will find tea rooms, great walks and cycle routes.
- Runnymede – Near Egham
Postcode: TW20 0AE
The site where King John signed the Magna Carta, England’s great icon of liberty and first expression of human rights, on 15th June 1215. It is an easy walk across a field to visit the site of the signing of the Magna Carta and the memorial to president J/F. Kennedy nearby.
- Hindhead Common and the Devil’s Punch Bowl - Hindhead
Postcode: GU26 6AB
One of the most dramatic views in the South East, Hindhead Common offers great walks on well-marked trails. This area has been transformed by the tunnel that now runs underneath the area. From Gibbets Hill on a clear day you can see Canary Wharf in London. Benches appear at regular intervals for those who need to stop and rest.
- Waverley Abbey – Near Farnham
Postcode: GU9 0JA
Owned and managed by English Heritage the Abbey is a short walk along the river. There is something rather magical about these ruins.
- Hampton Court Palace – Near Kingston
Postcode: KT8 9AU
Visitors to Hampton Court can learn about the colourful King Henry VIII and experience first-hand the role he played in the history of Great Britain. Enjoy walking through the halls and seeing the royal apartments as well as trying to navigate the world famous hedge maze.
- Reigate Hill – Near Reigate
Postcode: RH2 0HX
Owned and manged by the National Trust, why not take an exhilarating walk across Reigate Hill and be rewarded with sweeping views across the Weald.
- Newlands Corner – Near Guildford
Postcode: GU4 8SE
Newlands Corner, located 4 miles east of Guildford is a favourite spot for dog walkers, cyclists, hikers as well as people just wanting to sit and take in the wonderful views.
- Epsom Downs – Near Epsom
Postcode: KT18 5LQ
From the Epsom downs you can see clear view of the London skyline as well as breath-taking views over rural Surrey.