This Victorian country house dates back to 1872 and is set in 40 acres of grounds with stunning…
Just a short drive from the M25, GO Action Forest is the place if you're after the thrills and simulated peril of paintballing or laser tag. The forest covers some 50 acres, so there's plenty of room to indulge your commando combat fantasies in safety. The range of days available takes in everyone from age 8 upwards. A great way for kids to spend a birthday, for a hen/stag do, corporate teambuilding, family day or just a bunch of mates who want to shoot at each other.
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Surrey may be better known for its suburbia than its scenery, but the image is unjust. Over a quarter of the county’s landscapes are official Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and along the downs and the greensand ridge you can gaze to distant horizons with hardly a building in sight. This is one of England’s most wooded counties, and has more village greens than any other shire. You’ll find sandy tracks and cottage gardens, folded hillsides and welcoming village inns. There’s variety, too, as the fields and meadows of the east give way to the wooded downs and valleys west of the River Mole.
Of course there are also large built-up areas, mainly within and around the M25; but even here you can still find appealing visits and days out. On the fringe of Greater London you can picnic in Chaldon’s hay meadows, explore the wide open downs at Epsom, or drift idly beside the broad reaches of the stately River Thames. Deep in the Surrey countryside you’ll discover the Romans at Farley Heath, and mingle with the monks at England’s first Cistercian monastery. You’ll see buildings by great architects like Edwin Lutyens and Sir George Gilbert Scott, and meet authors too, from John Donne to Agatha Christie.
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