Surrey Offers an enviable lifestyle
From Michelin-starred eateries to small cafes and bars, the bustling towns and villages in Surrey will spoil you for choice. Aside from the fantastic shopping, Surrey is a great place to visit for amazing sights and history, such as Waverley Abbey and our magnificent Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Each of our 11 districts and boroughs offer something different and diverse, from modern net-zero living to impossibly pretty villages.
Surrey is the green county
Not just green in place, but green in everything we do. Surrey’s ambition is to lead the UK toward net-zero. Home to WWF-UK’s headquarters Surrey has pledged £50m in green bus transport, committed to planting 1.2 million trees – one for every Surrey resident, and has one of the best recycling rates in England.
Surrey works with business and the community to achieve a collective response together to put the region on the path to net zero carbon emissions and a stronger climate resilience.
We’re proud that The Surrey Hills was one of the first landscapes in the country to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1958 and we work to ensure a green Surrey for future generations.
Surrey Is the connected county
Surrey is a major international gateway for people and businesses. It’s the only region to border London and the UK’s two largest international airports (Gatwick and Heathrow) Flying directly into Silicon Valley. This is the connected county.
Surrey is well connected to London and has excellent road and rail connection which links to Birmingham and Manchester and other UK cities, as well as the ports of Southampton and Portsmouth.
First class schools and universities
Surrey is home to first class schools and world class universities that provide R&D support to innovative businesses. Surrey has exceptional talent and a well qualified, highly skilled workforce.
Surrey has 300 primary schools and over 50 secondary schools. Surrey’s schools are some of the best performing in the country, nurturing a highly skilled workforce.
Surrey has a proven track-record of innovation and research, supported by significant public and private sector investment in research and development, and our four universities. Sector expertise, leadership, skills and support are focused in a number of research centres; hot-spots of innovation and creativity.
Retail and Nightlife
Shopping in Surrey takes place on modern re-developed highstreets and the cobbled steps of old. It features some of the UK’s premier retailers’, brilliant independents, leisure activities and theatres.
Surrey has seen £bn’s of regeneration invested and committed to its town centres to keep them relevant, vibrant and great places for the whole family to enjoy.
From heathland and valley forests to high empty commons that ascend to the soaring outliers of the West Sussex Downs, the variety of things to do in Surrey is dazzling.
Historic villages coexist quietly in the gorgeous environment with thriving market towns, and many of the South East’s top country pubs can be found at every turn.
If you’re looking to be actively entertained or coming to soak up the breath-taking sights, Surrey provides the perfect place for all this in a fun day out.
Find out more about things to do in Surrey at Visit Surrey: The official tourism website for Surrey.
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