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De Vere Venues Gorse Hill
De Vere Venues Gorse Hill

Hook Heath Road, Woking GU22 0QH

4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (155 reviews)

Situated in Woking, this romantic hotel is 1.3 mi (2 km) from Woking Golf Club and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from The Lightbox. Pirat …

£48
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Woking
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Woking

Victoria Way, Woking GU21 8EW

4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (214 reviews)

Located in the heart of Woking, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from The Lightbox and within 3 mi (5 km) of Pirate Island …

£67
Inn on the Broadway
Inn on the Broadway

15 The Broadway, Woking GU21 5AP

3.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (72 reviews)

Situated in the business district, this guesthouse is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from The Lightbox and within 3 mi (5 km) of Pirate …

£60
Maybury Lodge Hotel - B&B
Maybury Lodge Hotel - B&B

83 Maybury Road, Woking GU21 5JH

2 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Woking, this bed & breakfast is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from The Lightbox and within 3 mi (5 km) of Pirate Island …

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Aviator by Tag
Aviator by Tag

Farnborough Road, Farnborough GU14 6EL

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (8 reviews)

Situated in Farnborough, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum and Kingsmead Shopping …

£102
SACO Farnborough - Reading Road
SACO Farnborough - Reading Road

17-19 Reading Road, Farnborough GU14 6ND

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated in Farnborough, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum and Kingsmead Shopping …

£76
Central House - House of Fisher
Central House - House of Fisher

75-79 Park Street, Camberley GU15 3PE

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (20 reviews)

Situated in Camberley, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of The Atrium and Camberley Theatre. Royal Military Academ …

£72
Hilton Cobham
Hilton Cobham

Seven Hills Road South, Cobham KT11 1EW

4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (386 reviews)

This family-friendly Cobham hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Painshill Park, Brooklands Museum, and Mercedes-Benz World. The …

£79
Brooklands Hotel
Brooklands Hotel

Brooklands Drive, Weybridge KT13 0SL

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (191 reviews)

This family-friendly Weybridge hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of London Bus Museum an …

£125
The Ely Hotel
The Ely Hotel

1 London Road A30, Camberley GU17 9LJ

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (259 reviews)

Situated in Camberley, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Sean Devereux Park, North Hants Golf Club, and Royal Military …

£50
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Pocket Guide: England Brookwood Cemetery Hotels

The idea of visiting a cemetery may seem like a bit of a downer when you're supposed to be on holiday! But in fact some of them are full of interest and can be educational as well as pleasant to visit. A place like Brookwood Cemetery in Woking has great historic interest too, as one of the first major cemeteries set up by the ever-practical Victorians to deal with London's biggest problem at the time – the growing number of deceased. From your Surrey hotel in or near Woking, Brookwood Cemetery makes a surprisingly enjoyable day out.

Surrey Hotels for Brookwood Cemetery in Woking

It may be true, as has often been said, that London is one enormous graveyard with a thin veneer of life on the surface, but it took the Victorians to deal with the practical problems literally thrown up by that. London's piecemeal burial pits were by that time overflowing and becoming a health hazard, and the splendidly named London Necropolis National Mausoleum Company took the lead in 1852 by turning death into a profitable business. A big chunk of Woking's common was bought from Lord Onslow and the original cemetery established here covered 40 acres. Mourners and coffins were conveyed conveniently from Waterloo Station via the London and South West Railway.

A Day at Brookwood Cemetery from Surrey Hotels

Brookwood had a pair of private train stations, serving both halves of the cemetery, and the whole place was opened up to the public in 1854. Almost a quarter of a million people have been buried here since then, with prices varying depending on where they want to be deposited. There are also military cemeteries on the site, run by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Based at a local Surrey hotel or B&B, of which there are many in this area, Brookwood Cemetery is an interesting place for you to come and wander in attractive surroundings. The pathways are well maintained, and there's an appropriate air of serenity which can be refreshing after the usual tourist round. Woking town centre is close by for refreshments.

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