Explore the Villages

Explore the quaint, quirky and historic villages around Guildford

Outside of the bustling, vibrant towns of Guildford, Godalming, Woking and Dorking there are many quaint, quirky and historic villages dotted around the Surrey Hills Area Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Many just a stones throw away from the main road, but you could be a million miles away from your busy life - so go and explore, by road, by foot, or by bicycle.

Ripley Village Sign

Ripley Village: a quaint and picturesque village in the heart of Surrey is steeped in History dating back to the 12th Century, with many old buildings and a wealth to discover. Information booklets can be found in the village cafes to help you understand more about the village and its history.

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West Horsley Village

West Horsley Village: Featured in the Domesday Book and is well known, amongst other things, for Beatrix Potter, who was a frequent visitor to her favourite Uncle's house in the village, Sir Henry Roscoe, and cousin Dora Roscoe. West Horsley is home to West Horsley Place, an ancient estate with 300 acres of open land. Perfect place to explore with a walk - try The Horsley Diamond Jubilee Trail or the Lovelace Bridges Trail. 

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Normandy - visit in Spring for daffodils

To come across other villages take a look at our Countryside page