History & Heritage in Surrey


Surrey is a truly historic place with fascinating heritage. From castles to cathedral, settlements to stately homes, evidence of Surrey's rich heritage and history can be found in abundance throughout the county.  

Visit the monument where the great charter, the Magna Carta was signed at Runnymede in 1215. A Surrey meadow was the setting for one of the defining events in English history, when King John gave his grudging assent to a Charter of Liberties curbing royal power. The Charter is now known throughout the world as Magna Carta.  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. 

Surrey's glorious architecture and beautiful parks and gardens are often featured in films and TV Dramas which makes them so interesting to visit. Scenes from the historical drama Bridgerton were shot in Painshill, the stunning Elizabethan Loseley House is a film location for The Crown and the BBC comedy series Ghosts was filmed entirely at West Horsley Place.   Our historic treasures provide for great days out in Surrey.

For a more in-depth look at Surrey's history take a look at our History of Surrey page.

Explore Surrey's Stately Homes and Castles

History & Heritage Events

Sue Heath May 29

Sue Heath

The 2024 Magna Carta lecture be given by Professor Nigel Saul, Emeritus Professor of Medieval…