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: 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.
Look out for:
- Monthly Ripley Farmers Market
- Cellar Wines home of wine and artisan cheeses
- The Grape and Grain festival
- Special offer for Fathers' Day at Broadway Barn
- English Sparkling Wine Tour and RHS Wisley
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.
Look out for:
- Grange Park Opera
- The Lovelace Bridges
- Hatchlands Park
- 6-8 October 2017 - West Horsley Place Food Festival
Normandy - visit in Spring for daffodils
To come across other villages take a look at our Countryside page