Bourne Wood

Located near Farnham Bourne Wood has been the backdrop to many movies and television series. Read More

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Whether you are a first time visitor to Surrey or a resident, our blog is the perfect place to find top tips for travel around the county, ideas and inspiration for your stay and all the latest news. 


Local News

The Big Give Christmas Challenge for Watts Gallery Dec 01
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Give the gift of art to thousands of people in Surrey this Christmas with The Big Give Christmas Challenge from Tuesday November 28 to Tuesday December 5, 2023. This year, Watts Gallery - Artists’ Village’s target is to raise £80,000 to support the learning…

Treat Yourself in Farnham competition winner Nov 30
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A mum of three is the lucky winner of Farnham Town Council’s Treat Yourself in Farnham competition. Beth Atherton’s name was drawn at random by the Mayor of Farnham making her the winner of £1,000 in shopping vouchers and a two-night stay with breakfast at The…

Top Tips

Video Thumbnail - youtube - Painshill - where the walk is a work of art Oct 29
Top Tips

Top must-sees in Surrey

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Surrey is home to a number of stunning attractions. Whether you want to take in a little culture, visit a historic castle or explore the many scenic landscapes within the Surrey Hills you’re absolutely spoilt for choice here. So to help you decide what to do first, second…

Woman overlooking the rolling green countryside at Leith Hill Surrey Oct 20
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Spend a day or two exploring some of Surrey's most unique landmarks and discover breath-taking views. Here are a selection of places that you really won't want to miss. From the highest point in south east England to the site where King John signed the Magna Carta…

Film Locations

Sunrise above a cathedral in Guildford Nov 01
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With international film studios and London on the doorstep, Guildford and its surrounding villages have long been a top location choice for film makers and producers. With a host of Hollywood hits and prime time TV shows shot in the area, you never know who you might bump into…

Food & Drink

Oatlands Park Hotel Afternoon Tea Oct 29
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The custom of afternoon tea has been credited to Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late however The Duchess who would become hungry at around 4pm and would ask for a tray of tea, bread and cake to…


Guildford Cathedral at Night Oct 30
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Surrey has a number of interesting religious landmarks that span the ages, from medieval to modern. Surrey’s only cathedral at Guildford also happens to be one of the most modern in Britain. Until the early 20th century, Holy Trinity church on the High Street in Guildford…


GoBoats Kingston Oct 20
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As the longest river in England, the River Thames spans an incredible 215 miles, with Surrey enjoying around 20 miles of it along its northern border. The Thames Path and other riverside paths mean the Surrey section of the river can be enjoyed in its entirety by avid walkers and…