Plan a Day Trip To Dorking!

A Day in Dorking, Surrey: Exploring with the Dorking Quiz Trail and Town Souvenir

Dorking, nestled in the heart of Surrey, offers a delightful mix of history, nature, and culture. Whether you're a local looking for a day out or a visitor wanting to experience the charm of this market town, here’s a perfect itinerary for spending a day in Dorking.


   1. Breakfast at a local café: Start your day with a hearty breakfast in Dorking. You’re sure to find a cozy café offering a variety of breakfast options, from classic English breakfasts to fresh pastries and artisan coffee. The welcoming atmosphere and delicious food will set a positive tone for the day.

   2. Quiz Trail Time: Embark on the Quiz Trail around Dorking! If you don’t know your way around it’s a superb way to get your bearings and to find areas that are tucked away. You’ll get to see some wonderful highlights of Dorking. Then during the rest of the day, you won’t lose your way around – plus you won’t miss anything as we point you to look up, down and all around showing you historic markers!


   3. Visit Dorking Museum & Heritage Centre: Dive into Local History! Next, immerse yourself in local history at the Dorking Museum & Heritage Centre. This small but fascinating museum showcases the town's rich history, from its Roman origins to its development as a market town. Exhibits include local artifacts, historical photographs, and special exhibitions. The Dorking Quiz Trail takes you to the door so you’ll find where it’s located!

   4. Check what’s on at the Dorking Halls tonight – you might be able to take in a show!

   5. Lunchtime visit to Denbies Wine Estate: For lunch, head off out to Denbies Wine Estate, England's largest vineyard. If you’re hungry, The Gallery Restaurant, offers stunning views of the vineyard. The menu features locally sourced ingredients and seasonal dishes. After lunch, you can take a short walk around the vineyard or join a guided tour to learn about winemaking and sample some local wines. Our Dorking Quiz Trail is packed with local history - so you'll have lots to read about to chat about over food and drink!


   6. Explore Box Hill: After you’ve finished at Denbies, head to Box Hill, part of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whether you choose a leisurely walk or a more challenging hike, the stunning views over the North Downs are not to be missed. There are several well-marked trails, including the famous Stepping Stones Walk.

Late Afternoon:

   7. Return to town and stroll Along the High Street: Spend your afternoon exploring Dorking’s charming High Street. Browse the unique boutiques, antique shops, and independent stores. Dorking is renowned for its antiques, so don’t miss the opportunity to hunt for treasures at places like West Street. In the Dorking Quiz Trail & Town Souvenir you’ll discover more about the famous Dorking Cockerel!

   8. Visit St. Martin's Church: Take a moment to visit St. Martin's Church, an impressive Victorian Gothic structure. The church's beautiful architecture, stained glass windows, and peaceful atmosphere make it a lovely spot for quiet reflection and admiration. The Dorking Quiz Trail takes you through the churchyard of this historic church!


   9. Dinner and a show: End your day with dinner at The White Horse, a historic coaching inn located in the heart of Dorking or one of the many fantastic restaurants the town has to offer. All tastes are catered for, and you’ll find the finest ingredients prepared by the best chefs and presented as wonderful dishes. If you managed to book a show at the Dorking Halls you’ll be sure to have a fabulous evening out.

After Dinner:

   10. Nightcap at a Local Pub: If you’re not ready for the day to end, enjoy a nightcap at one of Dorking’s charming pubs - offering a great selection of beers, wines, and spirits in a cozy setting.

Dorking is a town that seamlessly blends history, natural beauty, and modern charm. From its scenic walks and historical sites to its delightful dining options, there’s something for everyone. Spend a day in Dorking, and you’ll leave with wonderful memories and a desire to return to this lovely Surrey town.

As the day draws to a close, reflect on the memories made and the sights seen during your time in Dorking, knowing that there's always more to discover on your next visit to this enchanting corner of Surrey.

If you enjoyed the Dorking Quiz Trail & Town Souvenir – we have lots more of Surrey to explore with our Surrey Quiz Trails!

"Great - full of amazing local information that I was unaware of right on my doorstep!" - Jane


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Ewell Quiz Trail
**NEW** Ewell Quiz Trail


⭐ About this Quiz Trail:

More than just an activity, the Ewell Quiz Trail & Village Souvenir is full of local facts and stories. All presented in short snippets giving you lots of highlights. Complete the trail in your own time at your own pace.

Whilst you answer the fun clues on your walk around fascinating Ewell, you’ll also see lots of the wonderful history sights that are all around … PLUS you’ll also have a take-home souvenir packed with loads of local history tales to read at your leisure.

24 pages - takes 1 to 2 hours - all outside - low cost. Lots of local history as well - explore Ewell in a new way!

⭐ Information for wheelchair users and pushchair users:

All areas are accessible.

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- Order under £10 P&P is £1.50
Order £10 and over P&P is FREE!