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Farnham Town

  • Farnham Castle

Under an hour's drive or train ride from London, turn straight into a different world. Farnham is an old English market town and the streets are lined with some of the finest Georgian architecture.

Farnham is on the border between Surrey and Hampshire. Situated on the River Wey, Farnham's history rolls back into prehistory with the first known dwellings dated to 7,000 years ago.

Farnham appears in the Domesday book of 1086 and in 1138 Henry de Blois (grandson of William the Conqueror) started building Farnham Castle. Farnham Castle subsequently became the home of the Bishops of Winchester until 1927, due to Farnham's strategic location between Winchester and London.

Farnham is an ideal centre for exploring the Surrey landscape with its gentle hills, historic buildings and picturesque villages and there is a wealth of tempting opportunities for shopping, eating out and sightseeing within the town itself.

For more information about the town and its history, visit www.farnham.gov.uk and the Farnham Wikipedia page.

Watch the video below to see a sample of Farnham, starting at Hotel de Vie!

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