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Redhill - Surrey Life Towns & Villages 2013

PUBLISHED: 14:27 16 October 2013 | UPDATED: 14:27 16 October 2013




With plans to rejuvenate the town centre, Redhill has plenty of local gems to take advantage of now

Hidden treasures

Explore a little further afield from Redhill town centre and you’ll find a whole host of surprisingly beautiful walks. Whether, Earlswood Common and its popular golf course, Redhill Common and its panoramic views to Gatwick Airport, The Moors and its wildlife spotting stroll to Nutfield or Gatton Park and its Capability Brown designed landscape gardens on the way to Merstham...

Taking flight

Redhill boasts its own aerodrome just a couple of miles south of the town. Used as an alternative airport to Croydon by Imperial Airways in the 1930s, it was an RAF station in World War Two. Now it’s mainly used for private civilian use and flight training, although there are also London sightseeing helicopter flights that take off there.

Big bang theory

Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel (he of the famed annual prize) demonstrated his new explosive, dynamite, for the first time in 1867 at a quarry in Redhill. A development in the centre of town is named after the event.



The Harlequin Theatre and Belfry shopping centre dominate with their imposing architecture. There are redevelopment plans afoot, although the exact proposals have been in a constant state of flux for the past year.

Eat at...

The newly opened The Pendleton (01737 760212), which has transformed a former drinking pub in the Earlswood area into a stylish dining bar.

Drink at...

The Plough (01737 766686) is a quintessential English pub in Earlswood. The Home Cottage (01737 762771) offers a popular alternative closer to the main Redhill train station.

Stay at...

The four-star Nutfield Priory (0845 072 7485), which is a little bit of luxury.

Getting there...

Sandwiched by the M25 and M23. Regular train links to Guildford and London and the south coast.

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