10 great virtual tours of Surrey’s prettiest places

PUBLISHED: 13:41 01 May 2020

Frensham Little Pond (c) Leimenide, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Frensham Little Pond (c) Leimenide, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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Using the magic of Google Street View and YouTube it’s easier than ever to bring Surrey’s most iconic locations to your screen

Painshill Park

As it’s such a popular spot for photographers there are numerous 360-degree views that can be enjoyed through Google Maps. The one we’ve featured below is from the Turkish Tent but you can also look around the Crystal Grotto, the Ruined Abbey, the Gothic Tower and more.

Either click the links above to see each view or tap ‘View on Google Maps’ on the image below for further exploring.

Walking tour of Richmond

Even though Richmond is now technically a part of Greater London, for centuries this spot on the Thames sat within the borders of our wonderful county. This walking tour takes you from the town centre out to St Helena Pier.

Click here for 10 more things to see in Richmond.

The Sculpture Park

Based near Churt, the park features a number of unique sculptures placed amongst this atmospheric patch of woodland. There are 650 different pieces for you to spot throughout the area, many of which are available to buy.

Click here for the virtual tour of some of the park’s prettiest spots.

Frensham Ponds

Just down the road from the Sculpture Park you’ll find this pair of ponds that were established in the 13th century to provide water to Farnham Castle. Today wildlife thrives on, off and in the water while you also get stunning vistas like the one below.

A few more views: One | Two | Three

From Leigh to Box Hill

If you’re lucky enough to live near the Surrey Hills then you’ll still be able to enjoy these sorts of views yourself but the majority of us will have to wait until restrictions are lifted to see beautiful Box Hill again.

Here are 10 reasons why the Surrey Hills are one of England’s prettiest places.

A walk around Guildford

A summer’s day out exploring Guildford’s many historic sites and gorgeous riverside locations is something we all enjoy when the weather is kind. This video takes you around the town when it’s at the height of the July hustle and bustle.

Click here to read 10 reasons we love Guildford.

The Surrey Hills

When the sun is shining and there’s barely a cloud in the sky there are few better places to be than up on the Surrey Hills. The view below is from Box Hill but if you click the blue links beneath you’ll find a few more breathtaking vistas around the AONB.

Leith Hill Tower | Newlands Corner | Reigate Heath

Walking Godalming

Just a few miles down the road from Guildford you’ll find this attractive market town. As you follow this virtual walk around the area you’ll see for yourself why it is frequently named as one of the UK’s most desirable places to live.

Here’s 10 reasons why we love Godalming.

Exploring Oxted

As part of a series documenting villages on the A25, Richard Vobes - otherwise known as the Bald Explorer - walks through Oxted to give you a small insight into the town’s history and heritage.

Click here for 10 more things to see in Oxted.

Polesden Lacey

Right now we might not be able to enjoy the views of the countryside and the Surrey Hills that you get from this National Trust site in person but the magic of Google Maps brings them right to your phone or computer.

A few more views: One | Two | Three

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