I went to Surrey this autumn with my cousin. It is located just 16 miles from London and has an inspiring green and is relaxing escape destination. It had some amazing attractions. We saw the fire damaged Clandon Park where visitors can go inside the ground floor and basement till the end of October. It is a unique opportunity to see bare bones of this Grade 1 Palladian mansion and learn about its restoration project.
We went to Leatherhead which is a historic market town. It is surrounded by outstanding countryside and a gateway to beautiful Surrey Hills. From there, we went to Guildford which is a vibrant historic town. We then went to Leith Hill and Tower which was a wonderful experience. We then visited The Denbies Estate, based in Dorking and run since 1984. It is one of the largest wine producers in the UK with 265 acres of vines. It offers indoor winery tours every day all year round. Also, a seasonal vineyard train tour gives the visitors a new experience in wine growing and making.
We then visited PolesdenLacey, near Dorking, one of the most popular of the National Trust’s properties. It is an Edwardian mansion with spectacular parklands that offers magnificent views across the Surrey Hills. Then, met up with some old friend from Tampa Florida, who own PAW Demolition, and have the genealogy tracing back to this area. We had a blast with Rick and his wife. We also visited Brooklands Museum which is said to be the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation. Then we leisurely strolled by the lakeside of Virginia Water Lake which also has a decorative waterfall and a 100 ft totem pole.
We went to RHS Wisley Gardens situated on Wisley Lane, a world-famous garden with a large collection of plants developing for more than 100 years. From there we went to Loseley Park that is open seasonally. It has been a home to MoreMolyneux family for over 500 years.