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Sightseeing in Surrey

Palace
“A must for first time visitors - captures everything from the country’s royal history to a famous maze, landscapes gardens, miles of beautifully curated rooms and art. Only a 15minute overland train ride from Wimbledon main line station, 5minutes by tube from the flat ”
255 locals recommend
Historic Site
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“his rare and atmospheric 17th-century house sits on the banks of the River Thames in Richmond. It is the creation of the tenacious Duchess of Lauderdale and her husband, the Duke, who together transformed Ham into one of the grandest Stuart houses in England. Ham House is internationally recognised for its superb collection of paintings, furniture and textiles, largely acquired 400 years ago. Some of our unique objects include a rare Chinese teapot, said to have been used by the Duchess herself, and the exotic ivory cabinet. The house is reputed to be one of the most haunted in Britain. Some visitors have reported the ghostly aroma of the sweet Virginia pipe tobacco that the Duke smoked after meals in the dining room. Visit the hands on below stairs room; including the bathroom, complete with a wooden bathtub and bed, illustrates how baths were taken before washing became an everyday event. Selected rooms in the house are open by guided tour during the winter months, with tickets on a first come first served basis. Outside, the open and formal restored 17th-century gardens surround the house. It includes a productive kitchen garden containing many heritage crops, the maze-like ‘Wilderness’, complete with summerhouses, and many beautiful spots perfect for a picnic. The Orangery café set in the kitchen garden serves light lunches and teas. The café is set in one of the first examples of an Orangery, however it was not an ideal building for plants to grow as the windows are small and very little light could reach the orange and lemon trees.”
50 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Stately home, Edwardian estate, on the North Downs. Owned by the National Trust. House and gardens open to visitors. ”
20 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A day out at Marble Hill is a real treat as this beautiful Palladian villa is set in 66 acres of outstanding riverside parkland near Richmond in West London. ”
18 locals recommend
Windmill
“Wimbledon Windmill is a Grade II* listed windmill situated on Wimbledon Common in the London Borough of Merton, in the west of South London, and is preserved as a museum.”
14 locals recommend
Church
“Great location for a picnic amoung the ruins of this Cistercian Abbey Founded in 1128.”
4 locals recommend
Church
“The oldest (remnants of) Cistercian Abbey in England founded in 1128. Cistercians were a silent order of monks who chose sites for their abbeys close to rivers ...the more famous Tintern abbey in Wales was founded three years later in 1131 by the same chapter of monks from L'Aumone in France. ”
3 locals recommend
Sports Club
“The perfect setting for summer lawn sports and afternoon tea in the sunshine. ”
5 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Beautiful Grade II listed building next to the picturesque Carshalton ponds. The museum is free to enter and contains interesting exhibits related to the history of the local area.”
3 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“This is the famous house of the Manthe family located right next to my house. Well-maintained period residence with tours, concerts and other events, plus gardens and woodlands. ”
3 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“10mins by car Caesar's Camp is an Iron Age hill fort straddling the border of the counties of Surrey and Hampshire in southern England. The fort straddles the borough of Waverley in Surrey and the borough of Rushmoor and the district of Hart, both in Hampshire. Wikipedia Address: Rushmoor District GU11 1PZ”
1 local recommends
Monument / Landmark
1 local recommends
Historic Site
“Formerly the manor house and gardens of the Mayor of London in 1534, Titsey is a beautiful setting. The grounds are open every day of the year but the house and garden are open to visitors May to September. Walking away from the house up the hill the views are lovely.”
2 locals recommend
Historic Site
1 local recommends
Historic Site
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Monument / Landmark
“Southside House was built in 1687 for the Pennington family in the Dutch baroque style. Of the many artifacts on display, of particular interest is the dressing case that belonged to Anne Boleyn prior to her execution. Other interior architectural highlights include the entrance hall with its checkerboard floor, the staircase hall with its ornate railings and wall decorations, and the main dining room with its spectacular chandelier. The gardens of Southside House are a pleasant spot and are immaculately cared for. Guided tours are available, as are musical and other cultural activities.”
1 local recommends