Visit Waverley

Waverley is located in the south west corner of Surrey, and named after a Cistercian Abbey, Waverley Abbey, on the outskirts of Farnham, the Borough of Waverley is an oasis of quiet rural charm but has plenty of things to do to ensure you have a visit to remember.

Nature and history have combined to create a landscape filled with literary and artistic associations which inspired the writings of poets and authors, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Lord Alfred Tennyson. 

You can follow in their footsteps, as well as those of the modern-day Hollywood actors and directors who are increasingly falling in love with the area and using it as a backdrop for films including War Horse, Gladiator, The Holiday and Snow White and the Huntsman. Take a look at the Film Location page.

Visitors can bike, ride or walk the bridleways and footpaths of The Greensand Way.

You can visit the large areas of National Trust heathland at HindheadFrensham and the Nature Reserve at Thursley

And, with the River Wey winding its way through the towns and villages there are also miles of riverside walking for you to explore. 

A wealth of independent restaurants, pubs and coffee houses along the way, also mean visitors have plenty of places in which to relax as they discover this beautiful area of Surrey.

Waverley's bustling market towns are steeped in historic buildings, some dating back to the 15th century. 

With a variety of unique and independent shops also on offer it is a perfect, relaxing day out – and as you take a walk through the historic streets, don’t forget that you can discover more about their history at the towns’ museums including Godalming’s links to the Titanic and how Haslemere is home to an Egyptian Mummy.

Waverley's towns and villages host a variety of local festivals and their calendar of events will entertain a wide range of interests, including arts and crafts, music and theatre, local food and drink.

For ideas and inspiration for visiting the Waverley area of Surrey with a group, view the Waverley Group Travel Guide

Wherever you travel around Waverley’s towns and villages, you are assured of a warm welcome to this beautiful corner of Surrey.  Come and stay in Waverley.

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