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A luxury travel guide to Surrey: The best hotels, restaurants and visitor attractions

By LLM Reporters on 31st December 2019

Whether you are a fan of adrenaline-filled fun or you are looking to relax or learn something new from one of the local museums, Surrey has a lot to offer a couple or family of any size. But how do you go about finding the best hotel, restaurant or activity?

Well we’ve made it easy and picked out some of our favourite attractions and places to eat and stay in this leafy county.

Stay

Pennyhill Park holds a Michelin star restaurant and a luxurious spa. Image credit: Amy Murrell

Pennyhill Park

This 5-star hotel near Bagshot holds a Michelin star restaurant, luxurious spa and a selection of fantastic suites and rooms in 123 acres of Surrey countryside. Pennyhill Park epitomises luxury in an elegant setting with facilities to while away the hours. Notably the award-winning spa, with extensive facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs and no less than 23 treatment rooms to indulge in a massage or facial.

Langshott Manor

If you are looking for a luxury escape to Surrey in the new year then Langshott Manor is certainly up there with the best. With traditional red bricks as well as luxury rooms big enough for you and your loved ones to enjoy, or the option for a smaller quainter room, this is the perfect place for anyone to rest and relax. In addition to the hotel rooms themselves, there are also a number of events taking place throughout the year as well as dog-friendly rooms, making this a great option.

Oatlands park

Another red brick building, this 4-star hotel built on the site of a grand Tudor palace built by Henry VIII is a recently renovated offering with over 100 bedrooms. Based in Weybridge, the contemporary, elegant rooms offer the ideal place to stay before dining in the classically styled, Mulberry restaurant or exploring the local surroundings.

Eat

Open for breakfast, lunch, teatime and dinner, Bingham Riverhouse offers an elegant dining experience as the water trickles past outside

Cote Brasserie, Woking

Whether you are looking for somewhere to relax and unwind or you are looking to have some of the best French food on the market, this eatery can provide you and the family with the perfect location for a relaxing meal that is sure to tickle the taste buds. With a wide range of traditional French foods as well as some of the most amazing luxury desserts, you can enjoy the perfect meal with the whole family.

Bingham Riverhouse

Head chef Andy Cole whips up seasonal British delights in this waterside restaurant in Richmond Upon Thames. Open for breakfast, lunch, teatime and dinner, Bingham Riverhouse offers an elegant dining experience as the water trickles past outside. In warmer months food is best enjoyed on the outdoor terrace so the location can be best enjoyed.

The Tudor Room at Great Fosters

Great Fosters hotel in Egham is the host to this Michelin starred restaurant headed by Tony Parkin. Expect to see Renaissance décor in this converted Tudor-style hotel, while the restaurant is rather exclusive, only seating up to 20 diners at a time. Expect a range of menus including vegan and vegetarian offerings as well as a weekend menu. The dinner menu holds seasonal delights including monkfish and venison dishes.

Do

Guildford Castle
With a rich history, amazing gardens and outstanding views of the surrounding area, Guildford Castle is one of the perfect locations for you to see the very best of what Surrey has to offer whilst learning more about the history of the area. Image credit: anutr/Bigstock.com

Guildford Castle, Guildford

With a rich history, amazing gardens and outstanding views of the surrounding area, Guildford Castle is one of the perfect locations for you to see the very best of what Surrey has to offer whilst learning more about the history of the area. Built as a reminder to the Saxons of Norman control, this gorgeous castle is now one of the best tourist attractions in the area and offers a world-famous garden for you to enjoy in the summer months.

The Lightbox, Woking

Whether you are looking for somewhere to relax and unwind or you are looking to see a number of the exhibits that are changed per year, this can provide you and the family with the perfect location for a relaxing day out regardless of the weather. In addition to this, there is a reliable Woking taxi service to take you to and from your local hotel making this a stress-free trip for you if you are in the surrounding area. All you have to do is book ahead of time.

The Sculpture Park, Farnham

If you are looking for somewhere different to explore then the sculpture park in Farnham is one of the more unusual on this list. With three lakes and 1,250 artworks, this is the perfect atmosphere for you to get lost in. Whether you head here in the summer or you decide to visit in the winter, this is an all-round exhibition that you can enjoy with the whole family. With 10 acres for you to explore, this is a hidden gem of artwork with almost everything for sale. Whether you want a wolf, a dragon or one of the few flower pieces, you can get your hands on some of the amazing artworks in the store.

Champneys Spa, Guildford

If you are looking for a central hub of relaxation, this spa located in the historic market town of Guildford is the way to go. With a wide range of treats as well as a number of luxurious treatments for you to enjoy, this is the perfect place to visit whether you are staying for a week or you are just passing through.

Wild Wood Adventure, Guildford

The final attraction for you to visit in Surrey is the adrenaline-filled Wild Wood high ropes centre. Whether you want to enjoy the kids’ zone with your small children, or you are looking to visit the zip zone and Extreme wild zone, this is the perfect location for you. Whether you head there in the height of the summer or cooler months to enjoy the treetop view of the falling leaves, this is perfect either way.

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