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Andy Smith, Surrey branch director of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, takes us to one of Surrey’s most precious, yet undervalued, heritage assets – Painshill in Cobham – and explains why its peace and tranquillity could now be at risk

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Every month, Surrey Life teams up with Guildford’s Tourist Information Centre to reveal some of the best days out and things to do across Surrey

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You don’t have to travel far for great food and drink in Surrey these days. Make a note to visit these towns and villages for great pubs, restaurants, tea/coffee shops and independent stores

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Capture the Surrey Hills with our brand new photography competition; relax at some of our county’s very best summer pubs; go behind the scenes with top artists across Surrey; get style tips from Eimear Varian-Barry and Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer; and much more

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A newcomer to the National Gardens Scheme this year, Shamley Wood Estate is tucked away in the Surrey Hills near Guildford

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The doors of Surrey’s new opera house are set to open to the public for the first time in June. Tinx Newton goes behind the scenes to speak to Wasfi Kani who, 30 years after launching her first opera company, is taking on her biggest challenge to date

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Bringing rural life to the heart of Guildford, Surrey County Show is a vibrant mix of farming, food and drink, shopping and more. Matthew Williams shines a spotlight on what you can expect

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Surrey is blessed with one of the most extensive footpath networks in the country. Chairman of Surrey Hills Society, Christine Howard, picks 10 easy countryside walks to explore for National Walking Month this May

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A snoring dormouse was caught cuddling her tail as it napped in a National Trust ranger’s hand at Holmwood Common, near Dorking.

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Things to do in Surrey this May

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Every month, we team up with Guildford’s Tourist Information Centre to reveal some of the best things going on across the county.

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Whether you love cycling or hate it, efforts are being made to appease both sides. Chairman of the Surrey Hills Society, Christine Howard, reports

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As the University of Surrey celebrates 50 years in our county town, Rebecca Younger delves into the archives to take a look back through some of its many moments of wonder

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King Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries between 1536 and 1541 was devastating but it has left this county with many spectacular ruins. Stephen Roberts takes a tour.

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From woodland glades to film set masterpieces and vineyard wonders, Surrey has a wealth of beautiful gardens to visit throughout the open gardens season. Surrey Life gardening editor, Leigh Clapp, picks out 25 of her favourites*

*The gardens featured are listed alphabetically, not in order of preference

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Discover stunning Surrey Hills countryside, including England’s largest single estate vineyard, on this three-hour Mole Valley walk

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Exciting plans to crowdfund a new colossal bronze of GF Watts’ Physical Energy equestrian sculpture have taken a step forward at Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village today.

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You never know what you might find at these beautifully quirky and always inspiring attractions to visit in Surrey this spring

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The former home of press baron, Lord Beaverbrook, is being transformed into a luxurious country hotel. Nestled within 400 acres of countryside between Dorking and Leatherhead, what better place to base a staycation in the centre of Surrey. Rebecca Younger visits the first phase of this exciting project

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In our regular feature focusing on Surrey’s amazing towns, this month the spotlight lands on the county’s cultural and creative quarter, Farnham

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From bouncing baby lambs to swooping birds of prey, rediscover your wild side at one of these Surrey attractions this spring

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