Sample over 800 years of Surrey’s history

London, Greater London

Come and discover Surrey’s history, from the internationally-know Runnymede to Clandon Park with its beautiful marble hall and Maori meeting house.


The sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215 is where the medieval barons met with King John, resulting in a change to the monarch’s powers. Today the open meadows at Runnymede are a great historic site to reflect on this point in history. 

Further along the river is the magnificent Hampton Court Palace, which celebrates its 500-year anniversary in 2015. Henry VIII’s favourite palace, visitors can explore gardens, kitchens, bedchambers and even a maze. 

Set in the Surrey Hills is Clandon Park. Built in 1720, this historic house was designed by a Venetian architect and has a huge and spectacular marble hall. In the grounds stands Hinemihi, a Maori meeting house. The only Maori meeting house in the UK, she was brought to England after 1880. 

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