Best benches for a sandwich and beautiful view in Surrey
PUBLISHED: 17:45 05 November 2020 | UPDATED: 17:55 05 November 2020
We’re in lockdown once again, but never fear because we can eat a sandwich on a bench. We’ve gathered some of the best benches in the county with beautiful views to do just that
According to the recent government restrictions, we are apparently still allowed to go for a nice long walk, sit on a bench with one friend and eat a sandwich. With this in mind, we’ve gathered some of the best benches in the county that afford gorgeous vistas. And if there’s no bench around, you can just sit on the floor. We think? Better check, hold on...
• With rolling countryside visible for miles at Leith Hill, put this bench on your lockdown bucket list.
• The magical nature reserve Newlands Corner is a great place to park your bum all year round. It’s a wonderful place to immerse yourself in nature come mist...
• ... or snow!
• Nonsuch Palace was built by order of Henry VIII in the 16th century but was pulled down in the 1680s with building materials being sold to pay off gambling debts. The park still remains however and its benches afford beautiful views. Although sandwiches weren’t invented until 1762, we think Henry VIII would approve.
• This bench overlooking Guildford Cathedral is a great spot for a contemplative sit.
• For a dramatic spot for a sandwich, Claremont Landscape Garden has a gorgeously ornate white bench in the centre of the amphitheatre. This is one of the fancier benches on our list.
• This rustic bench is one of the best lookout points to spot some wildlife at Frensham Little Pond.
• Straddling the River Thames, Chertsey Bridge is an attractive spot to watch the boats go by.
• One of our favourite places to make the most of Surrey’s rolling countryside is Box Hill. It epitomises the majestic Surrey Hills that we are so proud of in the county.