1.1 milesA glimpse into England’s rural past. Step inside this simply furnished, timber-framed cottage and travel back in time. This 16th century labourer’s dwelling has been restored to bring four hundred years of ininterrupted occupation to life. See first-hand the radical changes home life has undergone over the past few centuries, then explore the delightful cottage garden outside.
10.7 milesA stately mansion nestled in the South Downs housing the finest art collection in the care of the National Trust. The palatial state rooms offer an infinity of paintings and sculptures, including major works by van Dyck, Turner, Flaxman, Titian and Blake. Separate servants’ quarters offer a glimpse of life ‘below stairs’ featuring domestic rooms and historic kitchen while the 700 acre landscaped deer park offers panoramic views. Open air summer concerts are one of the highlights of the Petworth International Festival.
12.5 milesA beautiful market town and centre for arts and culture set in the heart of the South Downs National Park and surrounded by the walls of Petworth House and Park. It’s the only town outside London to boast over thirty arts and antique dealers all within a mile radius and is visited by buyers from all over the world. Voted “Antiques Town of the Year” in the British Antique Collectors’ Awards.
6.9 miles to start of routeHaslemere is a quaint and charming market town, steeped in history, with pretty streets and timbered and tile hung buildings. Spend the day browsing the wide range of interesting independent and specialist shops which maintain Haslemere’s traditional character and sense of individuality.
8.8 milesAn historic and vibrant market town with first class shopping and restaurants. Step back in time at the Guildford Medieval Castle, The Tudor Guildhall, Jacobean Abbots Hospital and the Georgian Art Gallery. Special festivals including Guildford Summer Festival, Guildford Fringe Festival and Guildford Book Festival all bring national and international names to the town.
11.3 milesKnown for its Georgian streets, historic buildings and craft heritage, with easy access to the rural North Downs Way, Farnham is an historic market town nestled in the rolling Surrey Hills; offering visitors a chance to enjoy quintessential England, just and hour from the capital.
The airshow combines a major trade exhibition for the aerospace and defence industries with a weekend of spectacular flying displays and fun for all the family.
3.7 milesCreated in the early 20th century by Dr Wilfrid Fox, this hillside arboretum has now been maintained by the National Trust for 60 years and has built up an internationally significant collection of more than 1,000 different species of shrubs and trees, many of them rare.
19 days of racing take place at the world’s most beautiful racecourse between May and October including one of the undoubted highlights of the season, the Qatar Goodwood Festival – lovingly known as ‘Glorious Goodwood’.
4.5 milesNestling in a fold of the Surrey Hills are the award winning Ramster Gardens, with over 25 acres of peaceful woodland, views of lakes and hillsides, filled with colour and interest. It is famous for its magnificent displays of rhododendrons, azaleas and camelilias and many rare and unusual trees and flowering shrubs.
Situated in the beautiful South Downs National Park and recognised as the ‘Home of British Polo’, Cowdray Park is one of the busiest clubs in the world with some 450 matches played annually, the highlight of the season being the King Power for the British Open Polo Championship.
17.7 milesWisley is the flagship garden of the RHS and one of the UK’s most visited and best-loved gardens. Wisley is all about inspirational gardening and there’s always something new to excite and inspire. A fantastic day out for walks, horticulture and picnics with hundreds of events, courses and workshops all year round.
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