Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Surrey is a county in the South of England, immediately to the South of London.

It is bordered on the North by the River Thames, and is crossed from East to West by the rolling North Downs. The county has little industry, and is generally regarded as the quintessential stockbroker belt.

Croydon is best known for concerts at the Fairfield Hall, but was the home of one of the earliest airports.

Epsom is the home of the medicinal Epsom salts, and the racecourse is the scene of the Derby.

Farnham has some attractive Georgian houses, as well as a castle.

Gatwick has one of the country's largest airports.

Guildford is a pleasant old town, which is now overlooked by the splendid 20th century Guildford Cathedral.

Haslemere is set in rolling hills and woodland, and where fine musical instruments are made.

Kingston-on-Thames retains the King's stone, where several early Kings of England were crowned.

Leatherhead is an old market town, where John Wesley preached his last sermon.

Richmond took its name from Richmond in Yorkshire, when Henry VII, the former Earl of Richmond, took up residence there.

Runnymede, beside the Thames, is where King John was forced to sign Magna Carta.

Wimbledon is the home of tennis.

Tourist attractions in Surrey include Kew Gardens, Thorpe Park, Chessington's World of Adventure and the Royal Hortuultural Society gardens at Wisley.

As well as the Thames, Surrey rivers include the Mole and the Wey.

Events in Surrey

Surrey Hills Tour