Pevensey Castle, East Sussex, South-East England
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Beachy Head, East Sussex, South-East England
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Beachy Head, East Sussex, South-East England
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Belle Tout Lighthouse, Beachy Head, East Sussex, South-East England
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Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, South-East England
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Scotney Castle & Garden, Kent, South-East England
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Scotney Castle & Garden, Kent, South-East England
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Scotney Castle & Garden, Kent, South-East England
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Other Attractions of Surrey

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  • Abinger Roughs and Netley Park - (NT)

    Abinger Roughs and Netley Park, Surrey, South-East England

    Park

    and Pilgrims Ways.

    Abinger Roughs, above the village of Abinger Hammer, is an area of grassland and mixed woodland - some of the mighty oak trees are over 300 years old. The Roughs is home to many creatures, and it’s a perfect spot for a young explorer to start looking at nature.

    In the 1870s, Charles Darwin, the famous naturalist, actually walked on the Roughs while staying at Abinger Hall.

    Abinger Roughs’ shady paths are fairly flat and clearly marked, so you can’t get lost. It’s a lovely area for family picnics.

    South-East England - Surrey, Abinger Hammer

    Abinger Roughs and Netley Park consist of hidden woods with ancient trees and flower-sprinkled grasslands, and is situated just off the North Downs and Pilgrims Ways.

    Abinger Roughs, above the village of Abinger Hammer, is an area of grassland and mixed woodland - some of the mighty oak trees are over 300 years old. The Roughs is home to many creatures, and it’s a perfect spot for a young explorer to start looking at nature.

    In the 1870s, Charles Darwin, the famous naturalist, actually walked on the Roughs while staying at Abinger Hall.

    Abinger Roughs’ shady paths are fairly flat and clearly marked, so you can’t get lost. It’s a lovely area for family picnics.



  • Bookham Commons - (NT)

    Bookham Commons, Surrey, South-East England

    Common

    Bookham Commons are ancient commons, mentioned in the Domesday Book, with grassland plains, mighty oak woods and serene ponds.

    South-East England - Surrey, Great Bookham

    Bookham Commons are ancient commons, mentioned in the Domesday Book, with grassland plains, mighty oak woods and serene ponds.

    Bookham Commons' varied landscapes, from ancient oak woods to grassland plains and tranquil ponds, support an abundance of wildlife, which can be heard and seen throughout the seasons.

    Listen out for tuneful nightingales and warblers in the spring, and in summer look for insects hovering over the ponds. If you're lucky, you may also spot the beautiful, but elusive, purple emperor butterfly.



     


  • Box Hill - (NT)

    Box Hill, Surrey, South-East England

    Historic House

    Box Hill is a summit of the North Downs in Surrey, approximately 30 km (19 mi) south-west of London.

    South-East England - Surrey, Tadworth

    Box Hill is a summit of the North Downs in Surrey, approximately 30 km (19 mi) south-west of London.

    Box Hill is the perfect place to discover a family walk and explore the Surrey Hills. Forming part of the North Downs, Box Hill has views across the surrounding countryside. It is home to lots of wildlife and plants, too, including the Adonis blue butterfly and bee orchid.

    The hill takes its name from the ancient box woodland found on the steepest west-facing chalk slopes overlooking the River Mole. The western part of the hill is owned and managed by the National Trust, whilst the village of Box Hill lies on higher ground to the East. The highest point is Betchworth Clumps at 224 m (735 ft) above OD, although the Salomons Memorial (at 172 metres) overlooking the town of Dorking is the most popular viewpoint.



     


  • Clandon Park - (NT)

    Clandon Park, Surrey, South-East England

    Mansion

    Clandon Park is an early 18th-century Grade-I-listed Palladian mansion in West Clandon, near Guildford in Surrey, England.

    South-East England - Surrey, West Clandon, Guildford

    Clandon Park is an early 18th-century Grade-I-listed Palladian mansion in West Clandon, near Guildford in Surrey, England.

    It was long a seat of the Onslow family. It has been owned since 1956 by the National Trust. The house was substantially damaged by fire in April 2015, which left it "essentially a shell". In January 2016, the National Trust announced that some of the principal rooms on the ground floor would be fully restored to the original 18th century designs, and upper floors will be used for exhibitions and events.

    The house was built, or perhaps thoroughly rebuilt, in about 1730–33 (the latter date is on rainwater leads), by Thomas Onslow, 2nd Baron Onslow (1679-1740) to the design of the Venetian architect Giacomo Leoni. It replaced an Elizabethan house. The estate with Elizabethan mansion house (together with Temple Court Farm at Merrow) had been purchased in 1641 from Sir Richard Weston of nearby Sutton Place, by Sir Richard Onslow, MP for Surrey in the Long Parliament, great-grandfather of Thomas Onslow, 2nd Baron Onslow, who rebuilt it.



     


  • Claremont Landscape Garden - (NT)

    Claremont Landscape Garden, Surrey, South-East England

    Garden

    ish Landscape Garden — still featuring its original 18th-century layout. The garden is Grade-I-listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.

    Originally created for Claremont House, it represents the work of some of the best known landscape gardeners, such as Charles Bridgeman, Capability Brown, William Kent and Sir John Vanbrugh.

    Work on the gardens began around 1715, and by 1727 they were described as "the noblest of any in Europe". Within the grounds, overlooking the lake, is an unusual turfed amphitheatre, which used to form the centrepiece of an annual event called the Claremont Fête champêtre. Hundreds of visitors descend on Claremont, most in costume (each year has a different theme), to enjoy four days of music, theatre and fireworks.

    South-East England - Surrey, Esher

    Claremont Landscape Garden, just outside Esher, Surrey, England, is one of the earliest surviving gardens of its kind of landscape design, the English Landscape Garden — still featuring its original 18th-century layout. The garden is Grade-I-listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.

    Originally created for Claremont House, it represents the work of some of the best known landscape gardeners, such as Charles Bridgeman, Capability Brown, William Kent and Sir John Vanbrugh.

    Work on the gardens began around 1715, and by 1727 they were described as "the noblest of any in Europe". Within the grounds, overlooking the lake, is an unusual turfed amphitheatre, which used to form the centrepiece of an annual event called the Claremont Fête champêtre. Hundreds of visitors descend on Claremont, most in costume (each year has a different theme), to enjoy four days of music, theatre and fireworks.