The town is approximately 34 miles WSW of London in the extreme west of Surrey, adjacent to the border with Hampshire. By road Guildford is just 11 miles (17 km) to the east and Winchester a further 28 miles (45 km) along the same axis as London. Farnham is the largest town in Waverley, and one of the top five conurbations in Surrey.
Charters are also located in the cathedral city of Winchester and the thriving market towns of Alresford and Alton. These locations are well positioned to reach the coast, as indeed they also are to reach many major towns such as Basingstoke and Reading to the north, and Southampton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth to the south. It is also well worth noting the myriad of pretty villages and beautiful countryside that Surrey and Hampshire have to offer.
Farnham Castle overlooks the historic town of Farnham on the western border of Surrey.
From the times of the Norman Conquest until the Tudors, the all-powerful Bishops of Winchester shaped English politics from within the walls of Farnham Castle. For over 900 years the Bishop’s Palace has played host to meetings and celebrations and monarchs including King John and Queen Victoria have stayed at or visited the castle during this time.
Farnham Park, with green flag status, is a medieval deer park within walking distance of Farnham town centre.Website
Farnham Maltings is a creative organisation that works with artists and communities to encourage most people to make, see and enjoy the best art possible.
Set in the heart of Farnham this collection of buildings host a wide range of crafts makers including printers and picture framers together with 6 resident theatre and dance companies who produce and tour work regionally, nationally and internationally.
The Sculpture Park is the world’s largest all year sculpture exhibition with over 300 artists showcasing 600 sculptures, almost everything is for sale and as a result the exhibits are forever changing so there is always something new to discover.Website
Set in 26 acres of landscaped gardens, Birdworld is one of the largest bird parks in the UK. In addition to birds from around the world, Birdworld also has an aquarium, Underwater World and the Jenny Wren farm featuring creatures great and small.Website
You can walk, cycle, play or have a picnic in these lovely woods. Experience life in the trees with Go Ape, take a relaxing break in the café and finish your visit with a quiet stroll in one of the more remote parts of the forest.Website
Waverley Abbey in Surrey was the very first monastery founded in Britain by the reforming Cistercian religious order. A small group of monks from France settled in this quiet spot by the River Wey in 1128, and Waverley soon became the springboard for Cistercian settlement in southern England. The impressive remains include the fine 13th century vaulted refectory or dining hall for the lay brothers, the Cistercians' labour force.Website
More than 70 dealers spread over four floors in our unique Bourne Mill building, a real Aladdin's Cave of antiques, vintage, collectables and home wares.
Once Farnham’s best kept secret, the Bourne Mill Antiques Centre is now well established as a unique, quirky and affordable destination for collectors, with visitors coming from all over the world.
There are so many wonderful choices of establishments and environments. These are some of our favourites.
Modern, all-day French brasserie chain, serving regional specialities and traditional classics.Website
Contemporary European chain dishing up separate breakfast, afternoon tea, lunch and dinner menus.Website
An independently owned and operated contemporary wine bar and restaurant venue in central Farnham located away from traffic in the quiet historic Borelli Yard with a courtyard with seating for 50 in the spring and summer.Website
Upscale chain brasserie serving a classically French menu devised by celebrity chef Raymond Blanc.Website
Italian chain restaurant for pizza and calzone on wooden boards, plus traditional pastas.Website
Situated down a cobbled street in the heart of Farnham, inside a listed building, where the front half is Georgian – and the back half is modern. Interestingly, Farnham High School for Girls started in one of the rooms upstairs.Website
Nestling at the heart of the Surrey Hills, 4 miles from Farnham, is the village of The Sands.
At the hub of village life is the local pub/restaurant, The Barley Mow offering you a warm welcome at this attractive traditional country pub in picturesque surroundings.
Situated on what is probably the largest inhabited roundabout in the UK we are equally well known to pub and traffic news devotees across Surrey and North East Hampshire.Website
A concept like no other, offering a a selection of botanical cocktails, craft beers and ales, Champagne and wine. Food inspired by the deli, rotisserie and BBQ, sublime social times are guaranteed!Website
A great local Indian restaurant and take away, serving a choice of the very best Indian cuisine.Website
Farnham House Hotel is a picturesque hotel peacefully set just a mile from Farnham town centre. A superb venue especially for weddings and special occasions, meetings and conferences or for a well deserved weekend break. The hotel has 24 well furnished en-suite bedrooms, a restaurant and bar. Farnham House Hotel can also be hired exclusively.Website
Overlooking Frensham Great Pond, this classic hotel is 3 miles from Hindhead Golf Club and 5.1 miles from Farnham Castle.Website
Farnham Bush Hotel has a great central location in Farnham with easy access to the M3 motorway and Farnham train station. The hotel has 94 bedrooms, all of which have an en-suite bathroom, TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel is ideal for meetings and events and has a self-contained conference centre with garden views.Website
Set high on the Hog’s Back Ridge and located between the historic towns of Farnham and Guildford, the Hog’s Back Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the Surrey countryside.Website
Set in a Georgian building dating back to the 18th century, this simple hotel is 2 blocks from the University for the Creative Arts and a 13-minute walk from Farnham railway station.Website
Situated in the picturesque Surrey Hills and nestled between the historic town of Farnham & the Devil’s Punch Bowl, Bel & The Dragon Churt is a beautifully restored country inn. With eighteen comfortable en-suite bedrooms and an attractive, spacious bar & restaurant, this country inn emulates Bel & The Dragon’s distinctly cosy and classic style.Website
A relaxing adults-only boutique hotel with eight luxuriously-fitted rooms. Only a short walk from the historic Farnham town centre, Farnham station and a host of other local attractions and amenities in and around the Surrey Hills.Website
Just outside of Farnham in the leafy Surrey countryside sits this spacious, stylish pub that’s home to delectable dining and drinking as well as luxurious accommodation. Recently refurbished, the pub boasts 27 beautiful bedrooms perfect for a country break.Website