History & Heritage
From castles to cathedrals, settlements to stately homes, evidence of Surrey's rich heritage and history can be found in abundance throughout the county.
Climb up to the ancient Iron Age fort situated on Holmbury Hill, the 4th highest point in the county, or discover parts of one of England's most important Roman roads, still visible at Mickleham Downs.
Explore the history behind Guildford's medieval castle, its royal residents and Great Towner, used for many years as the county gaol.
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 Park 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.