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Shere Delight

Join us, again, as we venture into the leafy English countryside. This post focuses on more of the southern climes of the UK, way down past London and into the “leafy” parts as its known. There are dozens of lovely little villages for you to explore, but one that we like very much is a place called Shere.

As Wikipedia describes it: Shere is a village in the Guildford district of Surrey, England 4.8 miles (7.7 km) east south-east of Guildford and 5.4 miles (8.7 km) west of Dorking, centrally bypassed by the A25. Located on the River Tillingbourne it is a small still partly agricultural village chiefly set in the wooded Vale of Holmesdale between the North Downs and Greensand Ridge. As of 2011 the village had a population of 1,032.

The village gives its name to the larger civil parish of Shere, extending to the east and south into hamlets founded in the early Middle Ages which officially, in the 19th century, were consolidated into three villages; Gomshall, Holmbury St. Mary and Peaslake. This larger entity has a total population of 3,359 and area of 24.5 square kilometres (9.5 sq mi) (as at the 2011 census). It’s about two hours on the train from London Waterloo, or you can hire a car, of course. It is a lovely day out, especially in Autumn.

Want to stay overnight and enjoy the downs? Stay at the Hurtwood Hotel in Peaslake. Click here to book.

You’re in Europe. Take the train! You can get to Shere via rail and a short taxi ride. Click here.

You might want a car. Trust Sixt to have it. Click here to book yours.

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