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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. 

 

Food & Drink

Oatlands Park Hotel Afternoon Tea Oct 29
Food & Drink

Places to enjoy afternoon tea in Surrey

  • 5 minute read

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…

Surrey Day

A view across the Surrey Hills from Reigate Mar 18
  • 6 minute read

As Surrey from the Sky is the high-flying theme for Surrey Day 2024 this May, we wanted to share some beautiful Surrey photography and video taken from hilltops and drones to mark the occasion. We hope you enjoy these highlights from our beautiful county. If you would like to…

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
  • 1 minute read

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…

Instagrammable Guildford Mar 02
Things To Do

Instagrammable Guildford

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With our historic architecture and natural beauty you’ll find that there are plenty of photogenic spots in Guildford. All are very popular with our local photographers, but which spots are the most Instagrammable? If you are looking to capture some Instagram-worthy shots…

Film Locations

Bourne Wood near Farnham is a world-renowned Surrey film location Dec 13
  • 5 minute read

Discover more about the world of setjetting with Jeroen Huijsdens, a Dutch movie buff who runs the Fantastische Filmlocaties podcast about famous movies and the locations where they were filmed. Recently, Jeroen visit Surrey to explore our famous film locations and here he shares…

Sunrise above a cathedral in Guildford Nov 01
Film Locations

Film and TV locations in and around Guildford

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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…

Family Fun

Children enjoying a trailer tractor ride at Bocketts Farm Jan 31
Things To Do

Activities for Younger Kids in Surrey

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Build a den, fly high on a rope swing, meet cute animals and bring a picnic to eat in a beautiful countryside setting. There’s plenty to do with younger kids in Surrey. Plan your family adventure Wild play at National Trust Hatchlands Park Fire up their imaginations with…

History

Guildford Cathedral at Night Oct 30
  • 4 minute read

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…

Walking

GoBoats Kingston Oct 20
  • 7 minute read

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…