Haslemere is an elegant market town full of charm and character located in the borough of Waverley, Surrey . Full of history and beautiful surroundings as well as many attractions, Haslemere offers plenty to any visitor, young or old . Located 12 miles south west of Guildford and with easy access of the A3 (the main road between London and Portsmouth,) getting to the market town is fairly straight forward. You also have the A286 and the A287 as other means of getting into the town. Haslemere also has rail-links to London and Portsmouth situated on the Portsmouth Line and services are operated by South West Trains.
Haslemere has plenty to offer visitors, with glorious parks, historic houses, and culture you can easily immerse yourself in. There are plenty of attractions too including the Haslemere Educational Museum. Founded all the way back in the late 1800's this museum holds a number of various collections covering everything from zoology to archaeology. The museum itself is one of the biggest natural history museums in central southern England holding a staggering collection of over 240,000 specimens and over 140,000 artefacts from human history from all over the globe. Many of the exhibitions change but the museum has three permanent galleries including Geology,Natural History and Human History.
If you are a fan of nature and great sights then take to the the Swan Barn Farm walk. Located near to the main high street is the gateway to stunning Surrey countryside. You will discover wooded valleys and beautiful views down into pastures. Old orchards, ponds and streams are some of the many features you will pass in this quiet retreat. The farm it self is run by volunteers and is an eco house built purely from locally sourced materials taken from the Black Down Estate. There is also a place known as Hunter Base camp where people on working holidays can stay and help out.
Haslemere also has a host of festivals on each year including Haslemere Fringe and Haslemere Food festival. So if you love everything from dance and music to comedy and beer and food, the towns festival calender has something for everyone. They are also known for promoting local talent from schools, clubs and societies as well as supporting local businesses and craftsman.
The town itself has no end of traditional and modern eateries and pubs. If you are looking to take a break after a days shopping or are meeting friends or family for a catch up then there is something to meet everyone’s needs. The White Horse is a grand looking pub from the outside and quite classy on the inside to. It has a great selection of seasonal pub food as well as long list of speciality drinks and real ales on offer. If you want a relaxed atmosphere to unwind in or live music dished up for you on a regular basis then the Whit Horse does just that.