Haslemere is a town within the county of Surrey, England and lies close to the border with Hampshire and also West Sussex.
The town is in an ideal location for accessibility, with the major road between London and Portsmouth, the A3, lying to the west. The town is flanked by hills, including Blackdown and Gibbet Hill, which also enjoys fame as the site of executions in past centuries. Due to these landscapes, Haslemere is a popular destination for walkers, hikers and cyclists alike, and features some of the most beautiful views in Surrey. The majority of the heath land and woodland is owned and protected by the National Trust, and houses a wide variety of wildlife.
Haslemere also features a concert hall known as Haslemere Hall that can seat 340 people, and is typically used as a theatre, a concert venue and cinema. The Herons Leisure Centre, on King's Road, has many facilities including a 25m swimming pool, children's pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room, a fitness suite, squash courts, tennis courts, a skate-park and an outdoor basketball court.
Haslemere Museum, 78 High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA (01428) 642112
First housed in the garden barn of local Quaker surgeon, Sir Jonathan Hutchinson; Haslemere Museum has since become one of the largest Natural History museums in southern England.
Containing three permanent galleries exhibiting geological, natural historical and human historical artefacts, the museum also displays a number of temporary exhibitions throughout the year.