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History and Heritage in Surrey

Surrey is a treasure trove of history waiting to be discovered.

Visit Stane Street, the Roman Road visible at Mickleham, following part of the A24 or walk to the iron age fort at Holmbury Hill. Go back in time to the signing of the great charter, the Magna Carta at Runnymede in 1215 or picnic amongst the early English monastic ruins at Waverley Abbey.

For something a little more recent discover the Rural Life Centre, a museum of village life, trades and crafts. Enjoy a walk around the glorious 18th century gardens of Painshill or sit in Concorde at Brooklands Museum.

The Surrey History Centre holds archives and records relating to all aspect of the history of Surrey and is a valuable resource for researching your family history.

  • Magna Carta Memorial


    Location: Englefield Green

    A memorial for the signing of the Magna Carta by King John in 1215.

  • Hatchlands Park

    Hatchlands Park

    Location: Guildford

    Built in 1756 and set in a Repton park, Hatchlands has splendid interiors by Robert Adam and houses...

  • Surrey History Centre

    Surrey History Centre

    Location: Woking

    Surrey Heritage at the Surrey History Centre preserves and interprets the county’s written,...

  • Guildford Union Workhouse - The Spike

    The Spike

    Location: Guildford

    Come and see this faithfully restored workhouse.

  • Guildford Castle

    Guildford Castle

    Location: Guildford

    Guildford Castle features 2 model displays, and a viewing platform offering panoramic views of...

  • London Bus Museum

    London Bus Museum

    Location: Weybridge

    The world's largest collection of historic, working London buses - 100 years of transport heritage...

  • Farnham Castle

    Farnham Castle

    Location: Farnham

    The former residence of the Bishops of Winchester and Guildford, Farnham Castle dates from Norman...

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