Dorking is a unique, market town with exceptional natural beauty, whilst being an easy commute to London. It has historical buildings, cultural monuments, breathtaking scenery and fun activities for all ages, there is something for everyone to enjoy – perfect for solo visits or trips away with the family!
Places to visit:
Boxhill has woodlands, breath-taking views and the stepping stone over the River Mole. You can walk around the exterior of the Old Fort, built in the late 1890s in defence of London. There is also a National Trust café serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice cream by the famous view point.
Denbies Wine Estate
The Denbies Estate has been family owned and run since 1984. Denbies vineyard was planted in 1986, and since then has become one of the largest wine producers in the UK. Denbies core business is agriculture and they offer visitors an insight into wine production in the UK. Denbies wine now competes on an international level, including multiple gold awards for sparkling wine production, the first ever gold for an English rose wine and most recently an international gold for Denbies Noble Harvest Dessert wine.
Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre
Dorking Museum is a small local history Museum, run entirely by Volunteers. The Museum tells the story of Dorking and the surrounding area from Cretaceous times right through to the present day when the 2012 Olympic Road Race came through our town. The museum has a fine collection of local chalk fossils, as well as the mineral collection of Lord Ashcombe of Denbies. Other key items include a Wedgwood pottery collection.
A well-known and well-loved high spot in the Surrey Hills, Leith Hill summit provides glorious views to the Greensand Ridge and onwards to the south coast. From the top of the eighteenth century gothic tower you’ll be at the highest point in the south-east of England and can enjoy views in the other direction to London’s skyline. The Greensand Way long distance trail goes right past the Tower on its way from Haslemere to Ham Street in Kent.
The Gin Kitchen
The Gin Kitchen is an award-winning distillery in the Surrey Hills crafting fabulous spirits with love, laughter, passion & skill. They offer tasting experiences, tours, bottomless brunches, cocktail masterclasses and distilling experiences as well as a shop and cocktail bar with tapas restaurant.