One of the most densely populated county in England, with over 1 million residents, Surrey is also one of the most affluent. It is close to London but far enough to offer a more relaxed environ: there are plenty of green open spaces and it has the most woodland in England. There's palaces, castles, stately homes, market towns, and four racecourses. Visitors can relax, shop, or plan family excursions with ease.

Places to visit


Hampton Court Palace, Leith Hill, Virginia Water Lake, RHS Wisley Gardens, Polesden Lacey, Denbies Wine estate, Thorpe Park, Richmond Par, Waverley Abbey. 


Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

Lewis Carroll (Through the Looking Glass)

Charles Dickens (The Pickwick Papers)

George Eliot (Middlemarch)

George Bernard Shaw (Caesar and Cleopatra)

J M Barrie (Peter Pan)

P G Wodehouse

Aldous Huxley

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (lived here)

H G Wells (lived here)

Shena MacKay 


Our box included the book The Snow Globe by Judith Kinghorn.



Included: book, tea, bookmark, chocolates, candle, bath salts, photos, travel information, personalised postcard.

Map  by Nilfanion [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons. Not affiliated with The Travelling Reader.

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