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Lower levels of anxiety by filling your home and garden with lavender this summer

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With motorsport history, scenic riverside walks, café culture and classy pubs on the doorstep,Weybridge is a highly prized place to live. Here are a few of the reasons why it can be a great place to visit too

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Painshill Park and West Horsley Place have been awarded hundreds of thousands of pounds

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You can watch presenters Matt Baker and Margherita Taylor at 7pm on BBC One this Sunday

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The market town of Farnham is only the third region in Europe to be granted such status by The World Crafts Council

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A town guide to Dorking

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

A perfect launchpad into the Surrey Hills, Dorking has long been celebrated for its antiques shops but has increasingly made its name as a food and drink hub in recent years. Here are just a few of the reasons you should think about exploring | Words: James Knighton - Photos: Andy Newbold

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Here’s a small selection of things to do, places to eat and places to visit in this delightful village near Dorking | Words: James Knighton

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From Scandi-style cottages to rock star retreats here are some of our favourite staycation locations in the county

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The former home of Lord Beaverbook’s latest plaudit is for its dog-friendly credentials. Rebecca Younger took her pup along to see why

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As well as producing multi-Gold-award-winning English sparkling wine, the gardens at High Clandon Estate Vineyard offer panoramic views of the Surrey Hills across sweeps of lawn and wafting meadow flowers | Words & Photos: Leigh Clapp

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The coronavirus has brought a staple of US culture to these shores – the drive-in movie

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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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Surrey has proved a popular location for filmmakers across the world. But how well do you know your Surrey movies?

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This is a short, easy family walk with a lovely village playground to enjoy on the way

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Surrey had a relatively small number of castles historically – just seven, compared with the 38 of neighbouring Kent, suggesting that our county has always been more ‘settled’. Stephen Roberts takes a tour of their sites to see what remains of them today...

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David Burton from Dorking Museum takes a look at the tale of the lost palladian villa of the Surrey Hills

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With its rich and diverse architectural heritage, Surrey has some extremely unusual and intriguing historic buildings. Here Andy Smith brings us a selection of the best

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Andy Smith, Surrey director of CPRE, the countryside charity, looks at the implications of the recent Heathrow Airport Appeal Court ruling

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How much do you know about 10 of Britain’s best-loved authors, all of whom have a connection to Surrey? | Words: Imogen Bole

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On social media we asked Surrey Life’s followers and readers to name our county’s funniest, rudest, crudest and most bizarre place names. We weren’t disappointed and your fantastic responses have been compiled into this list

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