Surrey is in the south east of England and one of the home counties. Guildford is the county town. Guildford Cathedral stands on Stag Hill, so named because the Kings of England used to hunt here. It overlooks the university. The Angel Inn on the cobbled high street is the only remaining coaching inn dating back to the 16th century. Many famous people are said to have stayed here, Sir Francis Drake, Lord Nelson and Jane Austen to name but a few.
Camberley lies close to the borders of Hampshire and Berkshire. The Royal Military Acamdey at Sandhurst is where all officers of the British Army are trained.
Virginia Water lake lies within the Windsor Great Park. The lake is mostly in Surrey although some of it is in Berkshire. The body of water stretches over Runneymede, where in 1215 King John sealed the Magna Carta. Commemorative memorials to the Air Force, JF Kennedy and the Magna Carta memorial can be found here.
Farnham is well known for the Maltings. At one time a tannery, then a brewery, it is now a creative arts centre. The community of Farnham by raising money saved the Maltings from demolition. The town has a number of attractive houses and interesting passages which reveal hidden parts of the town. Farnham Castle was built by the Normas, the medieval keep is in the care of English Heritage and open to the public.
Woking is a large town in west Surrey and is part of the London commuter belt. The Lightbox is a museum mainly focusing on art and inventions. It has many exhibitions including a Wallace and Gromit exhibition. It is a modern building designed by the architect of the London Eye. HG Wells used the town as a setting for his novel The War of the Worlds. A large sculpture of a Martian was installed in the town centre to commemorate the towns links with the story.
Wisley is a small village and the home of the Royal Horticultural Society\'s Wisley Gardens. The river Wey runs through the village, which appears in the Doomsday book of 1086.