Surrey is a
county located in the south east of England. Surrey
has a total population of over 1 million people and has a total area of 642
Surrey is attracts many walkers and cyclists. The North
Downs Way National Trail traverses 153 miles of spectacular scenery and open
countryside including the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Some
sections are open to horseriders and cyclists too.
Box Hill is
a summit of the North Downs. The western part
of the hill is owned and managed by the National Trust. The highest point is
Betchworth Clumps although the Salomons Memorial is the most popular viewpoint.
Box Hill was used on the cycle route for the London Olympic Games in 2012.
also home to the popular Painshill
Garden in Cobham, which
is an 18th century landscape garden.
Surrey is also well known for its entertainment industry.
The county has a growing number of theatres, cinemas and live music venues.
Including Yvonne Arnaud theatre, this is one of the UKs leading theatres,
featuring many past and pre west end shows.
County Cricket Club was founded in 1845 and represents the historic county of Surrey despite its main ground (The Oval)
being in Greater London.
former residents of Surrey include the famous
writers H.G Wells (author of The War of the Worlds) and Lewis Carroll (author
of Through the Looking Glass).
borders Kent, Greater
London, Hampshire, Berkshire East Sussex, and West Sussex.
The county town of Surrey is Guildford.