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Although it's true that Surrey is very close to London and that many of its residents work in the capital, the county is nevertheless a wonderful rural retreat from the pressures of urban life. Even centuries ago, courtiers and rich merchants in the city built great mansions and stately homes all over Surrey, and many of these are now open to the public. It's a rich and diverse county, and if you choose a suitable four star hotel for your visit you'll have easy access to many of its sights and entertainment venues, as well as some luxurious accommodation.
From the Tudor era on, monarchs and noblemen have acquired vast estates and constructed manor houses between London and the south coast, attracted by the area's proximity to the capital and its mild climate. Today, this is the most populous and prosperous part of England, home to the so-called Stockbroker Belt, where the wealth made in the City is transmuted into posh modern villas and other signs of prosperity. Intermingled with these are historic royal palaces such as Hampton Court and medieval fortresses like Guildford Castle and Bletchingley Castle. These all make excellent destinations for day trips when you're booked in to a four star hotel in Surrey.
Apart from the romantic medieval ruins and the beautifully preserved Tudor estates that dot the Surrey landscape, there are many theme parks such as Thorpe Park in Chertsey and Birdworld in Farnham that the whole family will enjoy visiting. There are also more than 40 well-equipped and beautifully laid out museums across the county, celebrating its unrivalled heritage and the many famous people who have put Surrey on the map. Venues such as the Surrey History Centre and the Museum of Farnham offer a range of workshops, talks and tours that all ages will enjoy getting involved with to find out more about this amazing county. Whether you're based in a B&B or a four star hotel in Surry you'll have many such cultural centres within easy reach.
It's easy to find a good four star hotel in Surrey and enjoy a selection of excellent facilities and services. Four star establishments such as the De Vere Venus Horsley Park in Leatherhead, for example, have state-of-the-art fitness facilities and meeting rooms, and a heated indoor pool. Such hotels make excellent bases for corporate guests, as they are equipped with fast WiFi and offer specialist services for business customers, passing through to attend meetings and conferences. Most of the food served up in Surrey four star hotels will be locally sourced, as Surrey is famous, along with Kent, for its fresh seasonal produce and great range of traditional dishes.
A holiday in Surrey makes an attractive change to shooting over to the Continent or farther afield. Surrey four star hotels can be found right across the area, and offer the last word in top-end services and facilities. As comfortable and competitively priced bases for exploring Surrey they simply can't be beaten.