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.
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.