A Historic Market Town nestling in the Surrey Hills

A visit to the charming market town of Dorking is a special experience.

Surrounded by the beautiful Surrey Hills, you can catch glimpses of the wooded hills and open downland as you walk along the historic streets of the town.

It’s a joy to wander around Dorking discovering arts and crafts shops, boutiques, art galleries, jewellers, interiors and furnishing specialists sitting alongside eclectic vintage shops and fabulous antique centres.

Relax in any of the excellent cafes, restaurants and pubs and enjoy a respite from the pleasures of shopping, browsing and sightseeing.

Events Diary - what's on & where

September 10 - Heritage Open Days

10-13 September www.heritageopendays.org.uk Thousands of volunteers...


September 24 - Cultural Awareness – What Does This Mean to Me?

Cultural awareness is about becoming aware of your own cultural...


September 23 - Adult Tap for Fitness & Fun

Why not tap your troubles away at this fun class...

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Things to do - Experience Dorking and the Surrey Hills

Arts Alive Dorking Music Festival

The Arts Alive Dorking music festival will take place on Saturday 19th  September with live music and dance happening across the town and in St Martins Walk, South Street Gardens and a variety of different pubs. There will also be over 15 acts performing across these areas. For more information please visit www.arts-alive.co.uk or click 'Discover More'

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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days, which takes place from 10 - 13 September, and its sister festival Arts Alive both celebrate their 21st birthdays this year. Both contribute significantly in their own distinctive ways to the promotion of local arts, culture and heritage. Heritage Open Days is free for all to enter. For more details and the full booklet on all of the Heritage Open Day events please click the 'Discover More' box below

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The Ocean Film Festival

The Ocean Film Festival, coming to Dorking Halls this September, showcases the world’s most amazing ocean films above and below the water’s surface - letting you immerse yourself in the wonders of the ocean without getting your feet wet! Brought to you by the producers of the Banff Film Festival UK Tour, this extraordinary collection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.

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Bark In The Park

Bark In The Park takes place in Meadowbank Park in Dorking on 19th September between 10am and 1pm. Come along and discover how to be a Green Dog Walker, an early Meadowbank Park consulatation, Mole Valley Dog re-homing and animal face painting and balloons!

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