The idyllic rural charm of the Mole Valley in Surrey is evident from the fact that it has been repeatedly listed amongst the top 10 best places to live in England. The main towns in the Valley are Leatherhead and Dorking. These settlements are vibrant cultural centres and maintain many of their age-old traditions. If you're booked in to a hotel in Surrey, or a B&B or guesthouse in the region, be sure to drive along to Mole Valley for some outstandingly beautiful countryside.
Hotels in Surrey for the Mole Valley
Dorking is a fine example of a busy English market town with deep roots in local tradition and history. It has a number of excellent restaurants where you'll be served seasonal fresh food, and the heritage and architecture alone can happily occupy an afternoon. The town is especially well endowed with antique shops, and its high street has several good boutiques and cafes. Music, the visual arts, literature and festivals are well represented, and Dorking Halls is a favourite conference venue for travelling businessmen.
Surrey Hotels for the Timeless Mole Valley
Leatherhead is one of the most central towns in Surrey, so if you book in to a Surrey hotel or guesthouse here you'll have equal and convenient access to all other parts of the county. This also is a popular and historic market town, and it is the main gateway to the magnificent Surrey Hills, one of the many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the region. The whole landscape of the Mole Valley is one of rolling hills and picturesque villages, so don't forget your camera! Historic houses such as Polesden Lacey , owned and managed by the National Trust, do the landscape, and guided tours are organised by several local groups. The Mole Gap Trail, a six-mile walk along the valley that passes the Norbury and Cherkley estates and England's biggest vineyard at Denbie's Wine Estate, is especially popular.
Surrey hotels such as Thatcher's Hotel in Leatherhead or Gatton Manor in Dorking make perfect bases for exploring the magnificent Mole Valley and its numerous attractions at your leisure.