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Milberry Green Meadows' Guide to a Long Weekend in Surrey

Surrey is the perfect picturesque place to spend a much-needed getaway. As the most wooded county in England, spectacular scenery and countryside will guarantee a relaxing experience. Even though it's located half an hour from London, there is plenty of natural beauty to explore such as the stunning hills, valleys, ancient heathland and beautiful waterways. Surrey's range of accommodations, attractions, gardens and dining will ensure an entertaining visit.

Looking for the views?
  • There are 46 naturally protected landscapes in the UK, and one of them is the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The hills, which extend from Farnham to Oxted, are home to a variety of countryside, featuring flower-rich grasslands, rolling chalk downs of yew, and box woodland.

  • Leith Hill is the highest point in South East England, on a clear day you can view 13 counties.

  • Hatchlands Park has 400 acres of breathtaking parkland with a red-brick Georgian manor as a centerpiece.

  • Box Hill is located between Dorking and Mickleham, managed by the National Trust there is a range of walks, trails and views of surrounding villages and the River Mole.

Things to do
  • Explore the history and heritage such as Loseley House, West Horsley Pace and Guildford Castle Grounds and Keep.

  • Surrey offers a range of fascinating museums. Discover Concorde at Brooklands Museum, Learn about the Victorian painter GF Watts at the Watts Gallery or visit the Rural Life Living Museum in Farnham, finding out all about the countryside, historic buildings and a large collection of farming machinery.

  • Family fun has never-ending options in Surrey! Farms such as Godstone Farm and Bocketts Farm are accommodating for entertainment for all ages.

  • From short strolls to challenging hikes, Surrey offers many options with varying beautiful views. Some trails include the North Downs Way, Greenwich Meridian TRail, Deepdene trail, Greensand Way, Hidden Hindhead trail and the Sculpture Park in Churt.

Food and drink
  • Looking for some Michelin star dining? Try The Tudor Pass in Egham, Sorrel in Dorking or The Anchor in Ripley.

  • Want a spot of afternoon tea? Nutfield Priory, Oatlands Park Hotel and Great Fosters all offer a great scone.

  • Fancy a pint? The Richard Onslow in Cranleigh, The Merry Harriers in Godalming and the Drummond at Albury are all stunning pubs.

  • Looking for something more local? Abury Vineyard in Guildford, Crockford Bridge Farm in Addlestone and Flower Farm Shop in Godstone are all great places for Surrey produce.

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