You might have an array of attractions already planned for your stay in Surrey, but have you heard of these beauty spots? The south of England is distinguished by its vast, beautiful countryside and plethora of British wildlife. If you find yourself with time to spend in Surrey, you should make sure these picturesque destinations are on your to-do list.
Virginia Water Lake
Originally in use as a royal pleasure ground, this stunning tourist spot is hugely popular during the summer among loved up couples and families. Make sure to bring a picnic to enjoy whilst you learn about this lakes rich history. Beautiful woodland surrounds the water, and if you look closely, you may see a totem pole, a structure gifted to the queen, hiding somewhere in the vast grounds. Children love playing spot the totem pole, and are always fascinated by the ten mystical totem characters dotted around the park. You can spend your time admiring the rushing waters of the ornamental Cascade waterfall, or walking among the blooming rhododendrons – proud members of a national collection.
Situated on the outskirts of Guildford, you will find Loseley Park. This grand house has been passed down through generations and is a very popular choice of wedding venue. However, when no events are taking place, people are encouraged to explore its lavish grounds. This impressive home has been the backdrop for numerous period dramas over the years, such as Sense and Sensibility, due to its undeniable charm and beauty. The grounds feature a range of gardens, each with their own unique design and personality. There’s the rose garden- with over a thousand bushes, the flower garden -rife with blossoming mazes and hidden paths, the White garden –filled to the brim with spectacular snowy blooms and subtle silver foliage, the herb and vegetable garden – boasting an unusual and interesting variety, and the wildflower meadow – a veritable haven of tranquillity.
A cemetery?? Well….It is an unusual choice for this list. However, Brookwood Cemetery may surprise you. This picturesque cemetery is one of the most beautiful attractions in the area, and well worth a visit if you happen to be near it. Since its opening in 1854, Brookwood Cemetery has earned a reputation as a popular beauty spot, and one of the most intriguing cemeteries in the UK. Its Victorian style structures and strange and exotic plants makes Brookwood Cemetery a lovely place for a stroll.
Whether you are planning to stay for a week, two weeks, or just two days: Surrey is home to a great number of gorgeous places to visit, from romantic lakeside walks, to scenic cemeteries, there is something to please everyone in the south east.
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