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A historic market town lying at the foot of the North Downs, 25 miles from London, Dorking is a popular destination for tourists to the county of Surrey in England.

During the Middle Ages Dorking was a popular market town, but now stands as a vibrant modern area with many things to see and do, including the Dorking Halls Leisure Centre, with its cinemas, theatre and swimming pool. Dorking has enjoyed a lot of history in its time, including the discovery of a fish-eating dinosaur in the clay pits south of Dorking. Dorking also features Denbies Wine Estate, England’s largest and most spectacular vineyard, housing 256 acres of vines and offering Experience Tours.

 

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To learn about the history of the town you can visit the Dorking and District Museum, located within the heart of the community featuring a fascinating collection relating to the local history.

Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey RH5 6BD (01372) 458203
Polesden Lacey was the venue for the honeymoon of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
Set in 1,400 acres of beautiful Surrey countryside, the house displays reception rooms and galleries as they were at the time of the honeymoon.
Outside, visitors can walk through formal gardens or enjoy stunning views across the Surrey Hills.

Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking RH5 6AA (01306) 876616
Set in over 627 acres and including ten estate houses, Denbies Wine Estate was originally built as a farmhouse in the 18th century.
Visited in its time by Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, the estate has grown and now contains over 265 acres of vines producing some of the finest table wines in Europe.
Visitors can have a unique insight into the wine-producing process and enjoy tours and tasting.



 

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