House, Parks & Gardens
The picturesque landscape of the Surrey Hills and its proximity to London provided a perfect location for the wealthy gentleman’s country house. A number of wonderful houses were built in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, making the most of the glorious vistas and creating their own gardens and parklands.
For a different garden experience, the sculpture garden of Hannah Peschar is a very special place where art and nature combine to create a garden of particular beauty.
Meadowbank offers a welcome place to relax in the centre of Dorking with children’s playground and skate/BMX park, multi use games area and aerial swing. In addition there are facilities for football and cricket.
Several of the best houses are owned by the National Trust and open to the public. Each one is a day out in itself, providing a perfect mixture of architecture, countryside, gardens, history and good food in the cafes and restaurants.