Surrey is a county in south east England bordered with Hampshire, Berkshire, Greater London, East Sussex, and West Sussex. It is one of the 12th most populated counties in England. Surrey is home to The Royal Horticultural Society’s Garden at Wisley, a beautiful place to visit at any time of year. It has the highest proportion of woodland of most counties in England. The county has four horse racing courses, and golf courses include the international competition venue at Wentworth.
Surrey is a beautiful county to visit, another stunning location to walk around is Virginia Water Lake, which can be found on the southern edge of Windsor Great Park. This has been used as a film location too. Fans of Harry Potter would be interested to know scenes from “The Prisoner of Azkaban” and “The Goblet” were filmed there.
Before Roman times the area today known as Surrey was said to have been largely occupied by the Atrebates tribe who were a Belgic tribe of the Iron Age and the Roman period, originally dwelling in the Artois region. During the 5th and 6th centuries Surrey was conquered and settled by Saxons. The names of the possible tribes inhabiting the area have been speculated on the basis of place names. Including the Godhelmingas (around Godalming) and Woccingas (between Woking and Wokingham in Berkshire).
Attractions in the county of Surrey include Hampton Court Palace, picturesque villages and one of the largest vineyards in England. It boasts extensive walking paths and hills including mountain bike trails, or for road cyclists the 2012 Olympic Cycle route up Box Hill is a must do and has helped make Surrey a real Mecca for cyclists.
There’s much to be explored in Surrey, tourist activities, great accommodation and activities for all, as our authors will gladly recommend.