a station-by-station guide for UK tourist attractions


National Rail | station code FNH

Surrey Offers & Links

Farnham is an historic market town on the River Wey with attractive Georgian buildings.

Museum of Farnham ¾ mile

A Georgian building housing a local history museum. Walled garden. Tel. 01252 715094. Admission free.
Open TWThFS 1000-1700.

Farnham Castle Keep EH ¾ mile (uphill)

The impressive keep of a castle founded in 1138. Admission free. Guided tours of the adjacent Bishop's Palace on Wednesday afternoons, please telephone. Tel. 01252 721194.
Open Feb-Dec, M-F 0900-1700, SSu & BH 1000-1600.

Farnham map

Waverley Abbey EH 2¾ miles or by bus

Ruins of the church and monastic buildings of the first Cistercian abbey in England, founded in 1128. Admission free.
Open any reasonable time.
Bus 46 from near station (Tilford Road) to entrance, 5 minutes journey. M-S about hourly. Please note that there are no marked bus stops, the map shows suggested places to wait. Operated by Stagecoach.
The highlighted walking route is mostly level, along footpaths and quiet roads.

Birdworld by bus

A large bird park set in gardens. Birds from around the world including penguins, owls, parrots, budgies and waterfowl. Underwater World with fish and alligators. Children's farm. Play areas. Restaurant and picnic areas. Tel. 01420 22140.
Open Apr-Sep, Daily 1000-1800. Oct-Mar, see website (some parts closed).
Bus 18 from station to opposite entrance, shortly after Wrecclesham Royal Oak. About 12 minutes journey, M-S hourly, Sun & BH 2-hourly. Operated by Stagecoach.

National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays

Alice Holt Forest and Go Ape by bus

A public forest with waymarked trails - collect a map from the Visitor Centre or download from the website. Gruffalo sculptures. Play and activity areas. Go Ape Tree Top Adventure. Café. Tel. 0300 067 4622.
Open Daily 0930-1700 (later in summer). |
Bus 18 from station to 'The Halfway House' shortly after Birdworld, then ½ mile. About 13 minutes journey, M-S hourly, Sun & BH 2-hourly. Operated by Stagecoach.
Alice Holt Forest is 1¾ miles from Bentley.

Bentley map