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Epsom Racecourse, Surrey

Epsom (32 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Surrey (4.0 miles, 6.4 km, direction NE)

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

Living on the edge

Dorking (68 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Surrey (4.1 miles, 6.6 km, direction S)

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, Surrey: A painting by Stanley Port

Cobham (40 Pictures)

in the county of Surrey (4.4 miles, 7.1 km, direction NW)

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

Reigate Castle Grounds. Reigate, Surrey

Reigate (19 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Surrey (6.4 miles, 10.4 km, direction SE)

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...

Hampton Court Way Bridge (Hampton Court Palace is just across the river to the right)

East Molesey (84 Pictures)

in the county of Surrey (7.6 miles, 12.2 km, direction N)

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...

Mouse at home

Shere (33 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Surrey (7.9 miles, 12.8 km, direction SW)

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

Littleton Lake

Shepperton (24 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Surrey (8.8 miles, 14.1 km, direction NW)

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...

' Pegasus. '

Woking (24 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Surrey (10.3 miles, 16.6 km, direction W)

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

Dapdune Wharf, Guildford, Surrey.

Guildford (172 Pictures)

in the county of Surrey (11.3 miles, 18.2 km, direction W)

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...

Wonersh Cross, Wonersh, Surrey

Wonersh (4 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Surrey (11.6 miles, 18.6 km, direction SW)

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...

Cranleigh, Surrey

Cranleigh (19 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Surrey (12.4 miles, 20.0 km, direction SW)

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...

Kew Gardens

Kew (115 Pictures)

in the county of Greater London (13.2 miles, 21.2 km, direction N)

Kew is just downstream from the delights of Richmond, and is best known for the Royal Botanic Gardens, or as they are more popularly known 'Kew Gardens'...

The Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation Home, Fulham Road, Fulham Broadway

Fulham (53 Pictures)

in the county of Greater London (13.6 miles, 22.0 km, direction N)

It is the home to both Fulham Football Club and Chelsea, both play at Premiership level, thus some of the football's most talented and highly paid stars can often be spotted strolling along Fulham's streets...

The gardens at Titsey Place

Oxted (14 Pictures)

in the county of Surrey (14.3 miles, 23.0 km, direction E)

A walk around the village reveals a riot of attractive 17th and 18th century cottages all standing on a rise surrounded by pretty flower-filled gardens...

London River Thames, Hammersmith, evening light on the riverside with reflections.

Hammersmith (18 Pictures)

in the county of Greater London (14.4 miles, 23.2 km, direction N)

Hammersmith developed around the River Thames, which is crossed via a graceful suspension bridge designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette...

Hascombe, Surrey

Hascombe (5 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Surrey (14.5 miles, 23.3 km, direction SW)

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...

Winkworth Arboretum in Surrey

Godalming (47 Pictures)

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

A feature of the town is its long narrow streets, these stretch out from the River Wey and are lined with several gracious historic properties...

The Bunch Of Grapes

Chelsea (170 Pictures)

in the county of Greater London (14.9 miles, 23.9 km, direction NE)

Chelsea is a district in London which in recent times gained fame as the 'home' of the 'swinging sixties' . The swinging sixties was defined on the Kings Road, which runs the length of the area and both the Beatles and the Rolling Stones lived here at one time...

The Tamper locomotive.

Ealing (37 Pictures)

in the county of Greater London (15.2 miles, 24.5 km, direction N)

Ealing is a thriving place which is now hugely cosmopolitan and has a wide range of multi-cultural offerings...

A picture of Hyde Park

Kensington (97 Pictures)

in the county of Greater London (15.8 miles, 25.4 km, direction N)

The attractive Royal borough of Kensington has many special places. Most prominent is Kensington Palace, birthplace of Queen Victoria...

Recommended attractions near Leatherhead

Mickleham Priory, dates back to 10th century

Mickleham Priory (1 Pictures)

(1.3 miles, 2.0 km, direction S)

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It's a 'Topsy Turvey' world

Box Hill Country Park (22 Pictures)

(3.0 miles, 4.8 km, direction S)

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

Grape picking in Denbies Vineyard near Dorking in Surrey

Denbies Wine Estate (10 Pictures)

(3.1 miles, 5.0 km, direction S)

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

Polesden Lacy June 2011

Polesden Lacey (127 Pictures)

(3.2 miles, 5.1 km, direction SW)

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

Colley Hill, Reigate, Surrey.

Reigate & Colley Hill (8 Pictures)

(5.7 miles, 9.1 km, direction SE)

This area is one of Surrey's countryside gems. It mostly comprises of mature grassland and woodland where visitors may wander.....

Brooklands Motor Museum

Brooklands Museum (43 Pictures)

(7.4 miles, 12.0 km, direction NW)

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

Hampton Court

Hampton Court Palace & Gardens (328 Pictures)

(7.7 miles, 12.4 km, direction N)

These beautiful gardens set around an illustrious castle given by Henry IV to Rowland Leinthall, who was later knighted by Henry.....

Display in Shere Museum

Shere Museum (1 Pictures)

(7.9 miles, 12.7 km, direction SW)

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Bushy Park, London

Bushey Park (27 Pictures)

(8.5 miles, 13.7 km, direction N)

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THE TOWER

Leith Hill (23 Pictures)

(8.7 miles, 14.0 km, direction S)

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

Morden Hall Park

Morden Hall Park (26 Pictures)

(9.5 miles, 15.3 km, direction NE)

Morden Hall Park is a flourishing historic site with a wealth of wildlife habitats amongst its quiet watermeadows, wetlands and.....

Chilworth Manor, Near Guildford, Surrey

Chilworth Manor (1 Pictures)

(10.1 miles, 16.3 km, direction SW)

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From a distance (Guildford Castle)

Guildford Castle (27 Pictures)

(11.0 miles, 17.7 km, direction W)

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.....

Twickenham Rugby Ground

Twickenham (1 Pictures)

(11.4 miles, 18.4 km, direction N)

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Guildford Cathedral. Guildford, Surrey

Guildford Cathedral (6 Pictures)

(11.9 miles, 19.2 km, direction W)

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.....

London River Thames. Syon Park and house from the towpath by Kew Gardens.

Syon House (5 Pictures)

(12.7 miles, 20.4 km, direction N)

This is the magnificent house that made Robert Adams. At only twenty nine years of age he was commissioned to decorate Syon.....

Alpine house

Kew Royal Botanical Gardens (250 Pictures)

(12.8 miles, 20.6 km, direction N)

For over two hundred and fifty years, the gardens at Kew have been the dream and vision of talented gardeners, and the.....

Looks a bit limp

Kew Palace (14 Pictures)

(13.1 miles, 21.0 km, direction N)

See also Kew Royal Botanical Gardens..

Scene in the walled garden

Loseley House (14 Pictures)

(13.3 miles, 21.4 km, direction SW)

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

London - Chiswick House, Sept 2002

Chiswick House (16 Pictures)

(13.5 miles, 21.6 km, direction N)

Few can resist this fine classical building which was the creation of Lord Burlington, patron of the arts in the early part of.....


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