A day out for groups who like to see a lot without walking too far and rather like to spoil themselves a bit. Well a lot actually, including as it does, morning coffee and pastries at an impressive historic house and a two-course country pub lunch with coffee in a picture postcard village.
Meet the guide at Polesden Lacey at 10.30am for morning coffee and pastries (included). This was the home of one of Edwardian Britain’s richest society hostesses, a friend to monarchs, maharajas and millionaires but also a woman described as a “fat slug filled with venom”!
During the morning we’ll take a scenic drive to hear old tales of the Surrey Hills as we wend our way to the picture postcard village of Shere for lunch. Visit the church to hear the story of the young girl who lived bricked up in a cell in the chancel wall. Enjoy browsing this timeless village where the Tilling Bourne bubbles through the centre and every building is of great age and interest. A two-course lunch with coffee is included at an ancient pub in the heart of the village.
In the afternoon we sweep through more beautiful landscapes as we head towards one of the best views in England. Box Hill has a whole cast of characters from TV pioneer John Logie Baird to the eccentric Major who was buried upside down.
We’ll drop back down to Bocketts Farm Park for time to buy tea before heading home at 4.45pm.