Website designed & produced by Fiona Curtis 

Supported by Compton Parish & Guildford Borough Councils & Compton Village Association

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Many museums and country side areas of National Trust can be visted FREE OF CHARGE

Museums

 

Godalming Museum

 

Guildford House Gallery  

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Decorative and

 Applied Art, Fine Art, Archives

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Guildford Museum - Guildford Arch

Collection details - Archaeology, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, World Cultures, Music, Coins and Medals, Personalities, Social History, Land Transport

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Oakhurst Cottage Hambledon

 GU8 4HF - National Trust

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Administrator: Winkworth Arboretum

Owner: The National Trust

Opening Times and Prices Open times 25th March - 29th October: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays. Strictly by appointment. 2 - 5 pm.

Adult pricing £4.50

Child pricing £2.50            Tel: +44 (0)1483 208477

 

A small 16th-century timber-framed cottage, restored and furnished as a simple labourer’s dwelling. There is a delightful garden containing typical Victorian

Hatchlands Park - East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey GU4 7RT

 

Built in the 1750s for Admiral Boscawen, hero of the Battle of Louisburg, Hatchlands is set in a beautiful 170-hectare (430-acre) Repton park, offering a variety of waymarked walks. The house contains the earliest recorded decorations in an English country house by Robert Adam, whose ceilings here appropriately feature nautical motifs. On display is the Cobbe Collection, the world's largest group of keyboard instruments associated with famous composers such as Purcell, J. C. Bach, Chopin, Mahler and Elgar. There is also a small garden by Gertrude Jekyll, flowering from late May to early July, and a stunning bluebell wood in May.

Watts Gallery - Museum

 

Downs Lane - Compton

National trust

Box Hill

 

The Old Fort, Box Hill Road, Box Hill, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 7LB

                   

Saved by the National Trust as a place of natural beauty, Boxhill has great walks, a nature reserve, and a thriving community who take great pride in their region.

 

01306 885502 (Head Warden)

01306 742809 (Learning)

01306 888793 (Shop)

Nearby Interesting Places

                                         Clandon Park

 

                                       West Clandon,                                                  Guildford,                                                        Surrey GU4 7RQ

18th Century Paladian Mansion with fine collection of porcelain, beautiful gardens and home to the Queens' Royal Surrey Regiment  Museum.

 

01483 222482

01483 225971 (Infoline)

01483 224912 (Weddings/Functions)

01483 211412 (Shop)

01483 222502 (Restaurant)

Admission prices

£6.50, child £3.20, family £16. Groups £5. Combined ticket with Hatchlands Park: £9, child £4.50, family £22.50

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Hindhead Commons & The Devil's Punch Bowl Café

London Road, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6AB

 

On your way to the Isle Of Wight, which is only a hop skip & a sail away, why not pop into the cafe at Hindhead and admire the incredible view of the Devils Punch Bowl.

 

Walking World suggests this walk around the area.

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Leith Hill

 

c/o Mark Cottage, Leith Hill Lane, Holmbury St Mary, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6LY

 

The 18th Century owner, Richard Hull wanted the hill to exceed 1000 feet and so it is said that for this reason he built the tower.

                   Visitors                               may climb the                        tower, most                          weekends where                      a good view can                      be had, of                           aircraft arriving                      and leaving                            from Gatwick

 

Polesden Lacey

 

Polesden lacey has it all.

Wonderful scenery, gardens

and collections and

entertainment as part of the array of classical festivals from jazz evenings to proms night to Shakespeare.

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The impressive

shell-keep and

other defences of

 a castle founded

 in 1138 and

redeveloped by

Henry II after 1155. Long a residence of the wealthy bishops of Winchester , the medieval fortress itself was abandoned after Civil War service, but the later attendant buildings remain in occupation.

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Farnham Castle