Dorking in Surrey is a small rural market town located in the valleys of Pipp Brook between the Greensand Ridge and the North Downs. From central London it is literally only 21 miles away so you can be there fairly easily within an hour. Accessing the town is no problem as you have the M25 nearby as well as the A24 and A25 trunk roads. Or if you wish to access the town by air you have Gatwick within 30 minutes and Heathrow International within an hour distance. The town also has a train station which will give you access to London Victoria and London Waterloo mainline stations as well as Horsham and the south coast in the opposite direction. The other stations in the area give you access the likes of Reading and Gatwick airport.
Dorking is a place in set in rural beauty and is host to some fine history dating back to Roman times and great heritage. If you visit Dorking then your trip would not be complete without a trip to West street. It is known for it being one of the oldest streets in the town, with old buildings and its ever changing shape as well as home to the Dorking Museum, it has a lot to offer. With great character and charm you will discover lots of shops, inns and businesses which add to its quirkiness. Furthermore if you are a lover of antiques ,than West street is home to a number of shops that hold all sorts of elegant pieces as well as a number of workshops. So if you want to delve into the towns history then this is a great start.
If you are a fan of wine then why not take a visit to Denbies Vineyard ( http://www.denbies.co.uk/ ). It is Britain’s largest vineyard at a whopping 265 acres and is also the largest privately owned in the whole of Europe. Denbies offers great activities for all of its guests including a tour of the estate and wine tasting adventures. These include a film being offered by a 360 degree cinema and a tour as well venturing into the cellars where you get to sample some Denbies best wines. As well as these you will typically find a restaurant with great views of the surrounding countryside, a gift shop with things wine related and a local artist gallery. At only ten minutes from junction 9 on the M25 there is no problem with getting there.
If you are feeling a bit peckish or fancy a good drink then take a trip to Little Dudley House. Dating back as far as 1733 the building has been used as a Malt house, Tearooms ,Lodgings and even a girls boarding school. It has a lot of charm with its warm and historic interiors ,bar, dining and terrace spaces. It offers a large selection of wines as well as beers, ciders, cocktails, and soft drinks to accommodate all. Its menu offers a selection of succulent dishes that are well rounded and rotate seasonally so there is always something new and refreshing to try. The Little Dudley House is well worth a visit.