Historic Farnham, Surrey
Officially the Nicest Town in Surrey...
This chocolate-box, Georgian market town is steeped in history: Stone Age, Roman and Saxon dwellings have been uncovered here, Britain’s first Cistercian monastery was built here, and Farnham Castle has watched over the town for the last 800 years; from about 70 years after the Norman conquest. Follow in the footsteps of Farnham’s famous sons and daughters like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (of Sherlock Holmes fame), Florence Nightingale, and William Cobbett.
3 magical moments on your visit to Farnham...
1) You take a moment to admire the motte and ‘shell keep’ of Farnham’s Norman castle
2) You discover Farnham’s arts and crafts reputation by following its Public Art Trail
(On a separate trail, in The Sculpture Park, 2 miles of footpaths showcase 600 sculptures.)
3) You find out how rural life changed during the World Wars at Farnham’s Rural Life Centre
Find out more by visiting Farnham Town Council’s website