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Halifax Town Hall from Princess St, designed by Sir Charles Barry in 1859

Halifax in the county of West Yorkshire

Recommended Towns & Villages near Godalming

Wonersh Cross, Wonersh, Surrey

Wonersh (4 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Surrey (3.0 miles, 4.8 km, direction E)

Picturesque village on the road from Guildford to Cranleigh. Here visitors will find a wealth of timber-frame black and white properties dominating the narrow village streets, thus the village retains a lovely timeless atmosphere...

Hascombe, Surrey

Hascombe (5 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Surrey (3.0 miles, 4.8 km, direction SE)

Part of the charm of Hascombe, are the several delightful gardens in the area, designed by Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) celebrated landscape designer of the 19th and 20th-century...

Boats of the River Wey, Guildford, Surrey

Guildford (173 Pictures)

in the county of Surrey (4.0 miles, 6.4 km, direction NE)

It has a High Street of mellow Georgian buildings, and despite changing times Guildford is a town that has managed to maintain its charm and character...

Cranleigh, Surrey

Cranleigh (19 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Surrey (6.4 miles, 10.3 km, direction SE)

The church is perhaps one of Cranleigh's most interesting features, in the south transept carved on an arch visitors can see the head of a grinning cat, this is believed to have been the inspiration for Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat...

Village Church

Shere (33 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Surrey (6.7 miles, 10.8 km, direction E)

This lovely tranquil village on the picturesque Tillingbourne, nestles beneath the rolling countryside of the North Downs...

Frensham Common (2)

Farnham (35 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Surrey (8.3 miles, 13.4 km, direction W)

It was King Caedwalla of Wessex who, in 688 bestowed the Manor of Farnham on the Bishop's of Winchester...

At the air show

Farnborough (63 Pictures)

in the county of Hampshire (9.3 miles, 14.9 km, direction NW)

This town is listed in the Doomsday Book of 1086, then it was a mere settlement which over the passing centuries developed into a village...

' Pegasus. '

Woking (24 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Surrey (9.3 miles, 14.9 km, direction N)

In the 17th-century the old part of Woking was a thriving market town with a lively population...

Box Hill

Dorking (68 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Surrey (12.7 miles, 20.4 km, direction E)

It is here that romantically Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton said their good byes before Nelson departed for the Battle of Trafalgar in the year 1805...

Cobham Mill, Cobham, Surrey

Cobham (40 Pictures)

in the county of Surrey (13.3 miles, 21.3 km, direction NE)

Cobham Mill rests on a picturesque stretch of the river surrounded by dipping weeping willows and graceful swans...

Petworth Deer Park

Petworth (25 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of West Sussex (13.8 miles, 22.2 km, direction S)

Petworth is an atmospheric place, it has a wealth of historic visitor attractions nearby and its close proximity to the attractive town of Chichester and its famous harbour...

When the path turned into the River.

Leatherhead (108 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Surrey (14.5 miles, 23.3 km, direction NE)

This is an ancient town, where the parish church of St.Mary and St.Nicholas has existed since Anglo-Saxon times...

A nice bar 'The Wheatsheaf', Midhurst, West Sussex

Midhurst (24 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of West Sussex (14.8 miles, 23.8 km, direction S)

Popular small market resort town whose beautiful 19th-century church stands close to the banks of the River Rother, on which the town stands...

Horsham, West Sussex - West Street

Horsham (54 Pictures)

in the county of West Sussex (15.1 miles, 24.3 km, direction SE)

A feature of the town is St.Mark's Church in North Street, this was built in 1839 but was considerably altered during restoration work of around 1869...

Littleton Lake

Shepperton (24 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Surrey (15.7 miles, 25.3 km, direction NE)

The charming village of Shepperton was once the haunt of legendary highwayman Dick Turpin who is said to have visited the village's 400 year hostelry - the atmospheric Anchor Hotel overlooking Church Square...

A Chawton Cottage

Chawton (37 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Hampshire (16.7 miles, 26.8 km, direction W)

In Chawton is the unassuming 18th-century cottage where Jane Austen once lived...

Green and pleasant land

Reigate (19 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Surrey (18.1 miles, 29.1 km, direction E)

This is a bustling part of the Surrey landscape, it is easily reached via the M25 from London and is right on the North Downs Way...

Epsom Racecourse, Surrey

Epsom (32 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Surrey (18.2 miles, 29.3 km, direction NE)

Epsom, is known world-wide for what is perhaps the most famous horse race of all time - The Derby...

Hampton Court Palace and Gardens - Privy Garden and South Facade

East Molesey (84 Pictures)

in the county of Surrey (18.5 miles, 29.8 km, direction NE)

This picturesque pleasant place is fortunate to lie between the waters of the historic River Thames and the River Mole. It is perhaps best known for Hampton Court Palace, the building started by Cardinal Wolsey in 1514...

St Mary & St Gabriel. The Rear of the Church, South Harting

South Harting (8 Pictures)

in the county of West Sussex (19.0 miles, 30.6 km, direction SW)

The main village street is thronged with exquisite old properties, some of brick, some tile hung, and some are built of Sussex clunch - a beautiful building material of soft limestone...

Recommended attractions near Godalming

Winkworth Arboretum in Surrey

Winkworth Arboretum (31 Pictures)

(2.0 miles, 3.3 km, direction SE)

The magnificent landscape of Winkworth was begun in 1937 when Dr.Wilfred Fox took the opportunity to acquire a parcel of land.....

Scene in the walled garden

Loseley House (14 Pictures)

(2.1 miles, 3.4 km, direction N)

This lovely gabled Elizabethan house, built of a greenish-grey ragstone from the ruins of nearby Waverley Abbey, was built around.....

From a distance (Guildford Castle)

Guildford Castle (27 Pictures)

(4.0 miles, 6.5 km, direction NE)

This is one of the few castles that the French did manage to capture. It was one of three English castle's taken by the Dauphin.....

Guildford Cathedral. Guildford, Surrey

Guildford Cathedral (6 Pictures)

(4.2 miles, 6.7 km, direction N)

This great Surrey cathedral is one of the few churches to come out of the 20th-century. Its design by Sir Edward Maufe had been.....

Chilworth Manor, Near Guildford, Surrey

Chilworth Manor (1 Pictures)

(4.3 miles, 7.0 km, direction NE)

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View from the Hog's Back, Near Guildford, Surrey

Hog's Back (2 Pictures)

(5.2 miles, 8.3 km, direction NW)

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Display in Shere Museum

Shere Museum (1 Pictures)

(6.8 miles, 10.9 km, direction E)

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Punchbowl from top

Devils Punchbowl (6 Pictures)

(7.2 miles, 11.5 km, direction SW)

The Devils Punchbowl is situated in the east of Hindhead, the whole area is the largest open space in surrey. It is the gateway.....

St Michael's Abbey, Farnborough

St Michael's Abbey (2 Pictures)

(9.7 miles, 15.6 km, direction NW)

ST. Michael's Abbey is a beautiful Abbey Church built in the peace and tranquillity of the English countryside by the French.....

THE TOWER

Leith Hill (23 Pictures)

(10.2 miles, 16.4 km, direction E)

Woodland, parkland, farmland and open heath with Leith Hill Tower commanding extensive views...

Polesden Lacy June 2011

Polesden Lacey (127 Pictures)

(11.5 miles, 18.5 km, direction NE)

Regency country house with renowned Edwardian interiors and gardens, set in beautiful downland countryside...

Grape picking in Denbies Vineyard near Dorking in Surrey

Denbies Wine Estate (10 Pictures)

(12.9 miles, 20.7 km, direction E)

England's largest vineyard. Enjoy a hearty lunch with excellent atmosphere and spectacular views. "Indoor Wine Experience" tours.....

Brooklands Motor Museum

Brooklands Museum (43 Pictures)

(13.4 miles, 21.5 km, direction NE)

This is a thrilling museum, where now that Concorde is retired, visitors can get the full Concorde experience without a costly.....

Petworth Park with Petworth House in the background, West Sussex.

Petworth House & Park (70 Pictures)

(13.7 miles, 22.0 km, direction S)

This fantastic mansion basks in the glory of grounds created by Capability Brown, they are said to be his true "masterpiece".....

It's a 'Topsy Turvey' world

Box Hill Country Park (22 Pictures)

(13.7 miles, 22.1 km, direction E)

Box Hill lies in an area of exceptional beauty, it covers beautiful woodland and an outstanding area of chalk downland. It.....

Mickleham Priory, dates back to 10th century

Mickleham Priory (1 Pictures)

(13.9 miles, 22.4 km, direction NE)

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Cowdray House, Midhurst, West Sussex

Cowdray House (24 Pictures)

(14.4 miles, 23.2 km, direction S)

Today we associate Cowdray with the famous Polo Club, but the stark ruins sitting above the genteel town of Midhurst stand.....

Virginia Water Lake, Virginia Water, Surrey.

Virginia Water Lake (16 Pictures)

(15.7 miles, 25.3 km, direction N)

Originally little more than a stream, Virginia Water Lake was begun in 1746 by William, Duke of Cumberland who was then Ranger of.....

Punch Bowl...in Valley Gardens...walk around Virginia Water Lake

Valley Gardens (4 Pictures)

(16.0 miles, 25.7 km, direction N)

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Jane Austen's House - Chawton

Jane Austen's House (16 Pictures)

(16.7 miles, 26.8 km, direction W)

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