Surrey is a lovely county located south of London. It’s an affluent country, but also one full of history, lovely countryside and lots of things to see and do. Tourism is a major component of non-commuter life in Surrey and holidaycottages.net has a number of holiday lets in the region.
If you’re staying in one of our holiday cottages and are looking for some inspiration for a great day out, you might like to try these venues. Each is popular for a very good reason and well worth a few hours of your time.
Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace was originally a base for The Knights Hospitallers of St John Jerusalem. It was later inhabited by its most famous resident Thomas Wolsey, cardinal to Henry VIII. The palace is an amazing building with an equally amazing history and should be at the top of any to-do list while in Surrey.
The Brooklands Museum in Weybridge is a must for anyone interested in cars or motorsport. The Brooklands circuit was built in 1907 and has had a presence there ever since. The area also saw aviation development during and after World War 2 until 1987. That year, the Brooklands Museum was opened and has been going from strength to strength ever since.
Leith Hill is a National Trust property and is set in acres of Surrey Hills. The tower and the house is open every day and the woods and countryside around them lend themselves very well to casual walks and picnics. It’s a nice, relaxed day out that all the family can enjoy.
Orange Tree Theatre
The Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond is a unique, intimate theatre that offers much more than just performances. Originally opened above a pub, the audience is very close to the actors, offering an up close and personal perspective to the performance. Staging is good, the ambience is excellent and an evening here is something to remember.
Air Force Memorial
The Air Force Memorial in Englefield Green near Windsor is a quiet, contemplative space that makes for a very peaceful visit. It’s a memorial honouring those who served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. Even if you don’t know anyone who made that ultimate sacrifice, it’s a lovely place to visit.
Box Hill in Dorking is another National Trust property that is excellent for walkers and cyclists. Acres of forest and countryside is shared by a couple of challenging roads that cyclists just love cycling up, then down. The forests are lush and well maintained and will look amazing in the autumn.
Each of these attractions offer something a little different to visitors staying in one of our lovely holiday cottages. If you’re looking for a great deal on your next break, check out our special offers. There are plenty to choose from!