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Things to do in Farnham

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Forest
“Great for children to get out and about in the countryside. Playgrounds and cafes as well as bike hire”
  • 27 locals recommend
Castle
“Incredible historic experience. Beautiful vista from the Keep. The museum is open most days and is free. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Entertainment
“ Farnham Maltings is a creative arts centre in the heart of the market town of Farnham in Surrey, England Wikipedia Address: Bridge Square, Farnham GU9 7QR Opened: 1750 Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5:30PM Phone: 01252 745444”
  • 7 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“There are 2 ponds to visit - great pond and little pond. In the summer you can bathe in the little pond as they have a man made beach”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Dining in Bar and Restaurant. Good quality, nice atmosphere. 15mins drive away.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Nature
“Alice Holt is a lovely place generally, with play parks and cafes. But there is also a high ropes and obstacle course for big kids and adults. It costs upwards of £40 for the high ropes, but you can also just view the area which has natural red woods too. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“Great little park with a reptile enclosure too. Lovely parks and picnic spots”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“Ideal for running or long walks. A playground is located inside for young children.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Set over 10 acres, it's a wonderful place to visit and get lost in a woodland world of sculpture. Only about half an hour drive from The Woods Surrey. There are a few local pubs which serve good food.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Lake
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“Frensham Great and Little pond are lovely on a hot day, though they do draw a crowd. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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Bistro
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“Great atmosphere and live music! There are loads of craft beers on the menu as well. The staff are super friendly too!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“The Rural Life Centre is set in over ten acres of garden and woodland, housed in purpose-built and reconstructed buildings including a chapel, cricket pavilion and school room. Numerous events are held throughout the year from donkey days out to the annual Weyfest music festival... Rock-on and well worth a visit.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Just a great vibe in the heart of historic Lion & Lamb Yard in central Farnham.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Alice Holt is a wonderful place to visit. Children will love the Go Ape treetop walk, and there's even a treetop walk for adults (very scarey!! but fun).”
  • 3 locals recommend
Forest
“great country walks and famous film location including ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Children of Men’ ”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Dining in Bar and Restaurant. Good quality, nice atmosphere. 15mins drive away.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bistro
“Great atmosphere and live music! There are loads of craft beers on the menu as well. The staff are super friendly too!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Just a great vibe in the heart of historic Lion & Lamb Yard in central Farnham.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We love this Tapas Thai place, we would recommend their lunch tasting menu as it’s more affordable (around £10 for four tasters). They do a great set menu/bento box with lots of thai tastings. It's the same menu in the evening just a little more expensive. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pub
“"....This popular old roadside inn oozes bonhomie. And, though the food is the driving force, the small bar heaves with upmarket locals in for a pint of Adnams Broadside or a glass of pinot noir. Smart and cosy it is, with its gorgeous black wood ceiling beams, striking wall timbers and warming winter fires; and service is both friendly and upbeat. Chefs lengthy repertoire should please all, with its classic and modern dishes, and seafood a speciality. Blackboard specials complement a main menu that covers all. A front terrace, a big back garden and a private dining room upstairs complete the happy picture...."”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice and local and great menu-there is also a branch in Guildford and Horsham”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Fruit, veg, bakery, dairy and delicatessen. Good for locally grown produce. Includes a butcher, garden centre, pet shop and a few clothes shops.”
  • 2 locals recommend

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