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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. 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.
Open Feb-Nov, 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.
Open Daily 1000-1630 (1800 Apr-Oct).
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

Alice Holt Forest covers a very large area, all the way from Bentley station to the Visitor Centre and beyond. An Arboretum with specimen conifers is ¼ mile from the station. The area around the Visitor Centre has many waymarked trails for walking and cycling as well as play and activity areas - collect a map of this area from the Visitor Centre or download from the website. Gruffalo sculptures and Go Ape Tree Top Adventure near the Visitor Centre. Café at Visitor Centre.
Open Visitor Centre 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
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