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Talbot House Antique Centre

A host of attractions to suit all ages and tastes awaits your exploration. Uncover Surrey’s past and tour one of the many historic houses, take a stroll in the magnificent grounds or visit a beautiful garden, museum or gallery. Travel through the countryside and stop off to sample the delights of the award-winning vineyards and admire the stunning scenery of the Surrey Hills. There’s plenty of activities for all the family, why not visit a working farm and maybe get a chance to feed the animals or experience a thrilling ride at one of our theme parks?

Flower Vineyard Sculpture Statues Bronze Conductor Arch Grape Vines Manor House

Dorking Caves
Many visitors to Dorking are blissfully unaware that beneath their feet is a labyrinth of passages and shafts dug into the soft sandy bedrock which much of the town is built. Most of the excavations were undertaken in the 17th century. They were used historically for a variety of purposes possibly from cock fighting, as a religious haven or gentlemen’s folly, to wine cellars. It is possible to arrange a visit to the spectacular complex of caves known as the Dorking Caves in South Street.

Dorking Halls
The Dorking Halls were originally built in 1930 and although they have been attractively refurbished to provide one of Surrey’s major conference and entertainment venues, they retain much of the ambience and spirit of the Art Deco period. The Halls are perhaps most famous as the venue for the annual Leigh Hill Musical Festival associated with composer Ralph Vaughan Williams . Today the building hosts one-night variety shows, classical concerts, recently released films, fairs, conferences and exhibitions.

Denbies Wine Estate
Established in 1986, Denbies Wine Estate is England’s largest single privately owned Estate Vineyard. The Vineyards of Denbies Estate are situated on the North Downs with its famous chalky soil, in a protected valley of south facing slopes. A total 265 acres have been planted which is three times the size of any other in the United Kingdom and has met the promise of producing some of the finest sparkling and table wines in Europe through repeated certification in the annual International Wine Challenge.

Polesden Lacey - Historic House / Palace - National Trust
Originally an elegant 1820s Regency villa in a magnificent landscape setting. The house was remodelled after 1906 by the Hon Mrs Ronald Greville, a well-known Edwardian hostess. Her collection of fine paintings, furniture, porcelain and silver are still displayed in the reception rooms and galleries. Extensive grounds (1,400 acre estate), walled rose garden, lawns and landscaped walks.

Clandon Park - National Trust
A grand Palladian Mansion, built in the 1730’s by the venetian architect Leoni and notable for its magnificent two-storeyed Marble Hall. The house is filled with superb 18th century furniture, porcelain, textiles and carpets collected in the 1920’s by the connoisseur Mrs Gubbay. The attractive gardens contain a parterre, grotto, sunken Dutch garden and a Maori meeting house.

Hatchlands Park - National Trust
A red-bricked Country House with surrounding gardens in East Clandon covering 170 hectares (430 acres). Built in 1758 for Admiral Edward Boscawen and set in beautiful Repton Park offering a variety of park and woodland walks, Hatchlands contains splendid interiors by Robert Adam, decorated in appropriately nautical style.

RHS Garden Wisley
The Royal Horticultural Society Garden Wisley is acclaimed by gardeners throughout the world, but you do not have to be a keen gardener to appreciate the beauty of Wisley, whatever the season, the Garden is a unique and enchanting place that people return to time and time again. Covering more than 240 acres, Wisley is one of the world’s biggest gardens demonstrating more gardening techniques and styles than any encyclopaedia could ever hope to cover.

Sculpture Garden of Hannah Peschar
A modern Cottage Garden designed by Anthony Paul, broadleaved plants and mature trees support , frame and enhance a changing collection of contemporary sculpture in this stunning garden arrange by Hannah Peschar.

Painshill Park
One of the most important 18th Century Parks in Europe - it was created by Hon. Charles Hamilton between 1738 and 1773 as a series of subtle and surprising scenes - The Hamilton Landscapes. Within Painshill Park’s 160 acres, the Hamilton Landscapes include a Gothic Temple, Chinese Bridge, Crystal Grotto, 18th Century Plantings, Turkish Tent, Gothic Tower, a working Vineyard, giant Waterwheel and a 14 acre Serpentine Lake.

Claremont Landscaped Garden - National Trust
A beautiful Garden surrounding a small lake and featuring an unusual grass amphitheatre, the garden’s creation and development has involved great names in garden history including Sir John Vanbrugh, Charles Bridgeman, William Kent and ‘Capability’ Brown. In 1726, it was described as ‘the noblest of any in Europe’ and the Garden today is of National importance.

Chessington World of Adventure - Theme Park
Every visit to Chessington is a different adventure, Soar on the Vampire rollercoaster through the depths of Transylvania, take a fiery spin round Dragon’s Fury or discover the mystery of Tomb Blaster in Forbidden Kingdom. With exciting rides and rollercoasters, amazing animals and a SEA LIFE Centre, Chessington really is Britain’s wildest adventure!

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