Surrey is a county in the South East of England, and one of the home counties, its historic county town is Guildford. Surrey is divided in two by the chalk ridge of the North Downs, running east-west. The ridge is pierced by Surrey's rivers, the Wey and the Mole, which are tributaries of the Thames, the river which constituted the northern border of the county before the late 19th century.
Much of Surrey is in the Metropolitan Green Belt. It contains a good deal of mature woodland. Its natural beauty spots with widest panoramas include Box Hill, Leith Hill, Frensham Ponds, Newlands Corner and Puttenham & Crooksbury Commons, part of the Hog's Back. Surrey is the most wooded county in England.
The highest elevation in Surrey is Leith Hill near Dorking in the Greensand Hills. It is 295 m above sea level and is the second highest point in southeastern England
Things to do
Just a stone's throw from London, in England's south east corner, Surrey offers a great diversity of things to do as well as mouth watering restaurants, cafes and pubs that cater for all tastes. Historic villages nestle perfectly alongside vibrant towns, surrounded at every turn by the stunning Surrey countryside.
With its network of quiet country lanes, footpaths and bridleways Surrey offers so many opportunities for walking and cycling. Whatever your chosen activity, you will explore rolling hills with spectacular views, in Surrey's stunning countryside.
Uncover Surrey's past and tour one of the many museums, historic houses or gardens.