Need to get out of the city, look no further. Surrey has a lot to offer and is only a 25 minute train ride from London Waterloo. From beautiful hikes to the Mercedes-Benz World. There is something for everyone. Here are my favorite spots in Surrey:
Wisley Gardens is part of the Royal Horticulture Society. It proves to be a fantastic day out for couples, friends or indeed the whole family. Currently, there is a winter walk trail that you can take.
While the flowers have not yet blossomed, there is something magical about walking through the bare trees and admiring their phenomenal structure. Check out the herb garden and of course the tropical haven. Here butterflies elegantly flutter around you.
There is an entire interactive educational indoor area about plant roots. It was fascinating. Did you know that when a tree falls over as long as 20% of their roots stay in the ground the tree will survive? I learnt this on my recent visit to Wisley along with some other facts that I won’t ruin for you.
The tea room is a great spot too. And the shop lovely to mooch around in.
If you have an RHS card entry is free. If not adults cost £15.40 and children £7.70.
The North Downs:
Fancy a great hike and some country air? The North Downs is stunning.
Box Hill is a great place to start. Here you can go on lovely walks and see spectacular views. Being on a hill it is also the perfect place to fly a kite.
Check out which trail is for you.
After your lovely morning hike make your way over to Denbies vineyard. You can get a guided tour, see how wine is made and sample some for your self. There is also the option to stay overnight there.
There are often events going on so it is worth checking out before you go.
Shop till you drop. Guildford also often has music events and galleries to explore. It is worth a visit if in the area.
There are also some river walks you can go on starting in Guildford. The trails are looked after by the National Trust. Alternatively grab a boat down the river.