Top 10: Visiting Dorking

Nestled in the heart of Surrey, Dorking is a quintessential English market town that boasts a rich history, scenic landscapes, and a vibrant cultural scene. The views around Dorking are wonderful. Whether you're a local or a visitor, there's plenty to explore. Here are the top 10 things to do in Dorking.

   1. Dorking Quiz Trail & Town Souvenirwell we would put this at the top of our list!

   2. Discover Denbies Wine Estate: As England's largest vineyard, Denbies Wine Estate is a true gem. Take a guided tour of the vineyard, learn about the winemaking process, and indulge in a wine tasting session. The estate also features a delightful restaurant with panoramic views of the vineyard. Our Dorking Quiz Trail doesn’t take you to this location, but it is packed with Dorking history, and you'll discover some interesting background to Denbies!

   3. Visit Dorking Museum & Heritage Centre: For a deep dive into Dorking's history, the Dorking Museum & Heritage Centre is the place to go. The museum showcases local history, art, and culture through a range of exhibits and collections. It's a great spot to learn about the town's fascinating past. Our Dorking Quiz Trail takes you past the door of this amazing museum - there's no time limit so you can pop in!

   4. Stroll Along the High Street: Dorking's High Street is a treasure trove of independent shops, antique stores, and charming cafes. Spend an afternoon browsing unique boutiques, hunting for antiques, and enjoying a cup of tea or coffee in one of the quaint cafes. Our Dorking Quiz Trail is packed with local history - so you'll have lots to read about and if you're with friends, to chat about if you stop for food and drink!

   5. Marvel at St. Martin's Church: St. Martin's Church is an architectural marvel with its stunning Victorian Gothic design. The church's beautiful stained-glass windows, intricate stonework, and peaceful atmosphere make it a perfect spot for reflection and admiration. Our Dorking Quiz Trail takes you to see this historic sight!

   6. Enjoy a Show at Dorking Halls: Dorking Halls is the town's premier venue for entertainment. From live music and theatre performances to film screenings and comedy shows, there's always something happening at Dorking Halls. Check their schedule to catch a show during your visit. Our Dorking Quiz Trail takes you to see this fabulous theatre! The venue was built in 1931 to house the Leith Hill Musical Festival and host renowned composer Ralph Vaughan Williams’ staging of Bach’s St Matthew Passion. Who was Ralph Vaughan Williams? Find out more in our history-packed Dorking Quiz Trail.

 (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

   7. Explore Box Hill: 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. Not on the route of the Dorking Quiz Trail but it’s very close to the town so you can always head off for a look. Within our pages you’ll find out who’s buried upside-down on the hill … and why!

   8. Explore the Deepdene Trail: The Deepdene Trail is a historic walking route that takes you through the gardens and estate of the Deepdene House. Though the house itself no longer stands, the trail offers insights into the estate's history and features lovely gardens, grottoes, and viewpoints. Not on the route of the Dorking Quiz Trail but you’ll find out more about it within the pages!

   9. Visit the National Trust's Polesden Lacey: A short drive from Dorking, Polesden Lacey is an elegant Edwardian house set within sprawling gardens and grounds. The estate is perfect for a day out, offering house tours, beautifully landscaped gardens, and tranquil walking paths. Not on the route but our Dorking Quiz Trail is packed with Dorking history, and you'll discover some interesting background to Polesden Lacey and those who misbehaved within the walls!

   10. Sample Local Fare at Local Hostelries: Visit one of the wonderful pubs Dorking has to offer – there is also a great selection of bars and wine bars. Enjoy one of Dorking's historic pubs. Enjoy a delicious meal made from locally sourced ingredients, and relax with a pint of real ale or a glass of fine wine in this charming and atmospheric country town. Whether you're a history buff, a culture vulture, or simply seeking a relaxing getaway, Dorking has something for everyone - our Dorking Quiz Trail takes you to see lots of the wonderful history!

Dorking is a town that effortlessly combines history, culture, and natural beauty. Whether you're exploring its scenic trails, delving into its rich heritage, or simply enjoying the local cuisine, Dorking offers something for everyone. Plan your visit today and discover the many delights of this charming Surrey town.

If you're an overseas student visiting or staying in Dorking, Surrey, the Dorking Quiz Trail & Town Souvenir gives you the opportunity to explore this historic town and is an adventure waiting to unfold. What better way to uncover its secrets than with Quiz Trails? We have numerous overseas students diving into the heart of Surrey's beauty and history using Quiz Trails, so if you are arranging an overseas visit with overseas students, please do make contact with us!

It's a great time to pack your bags, head to Dorking, and get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Surrey ... having fun with the Dorking Quiz Trail & Town Souvenir!

"My friend and I did the trail yesterday. We really enjoyed it and found it packed with information." - Diane


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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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