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

August 08 - Surrey Mini Bluegrass Festival

Small friendly not for profit bluegrass festival including instrument workshops...


September 10 - Heritage Open Days

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

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RT @MoleValleyDC: Come & line the streets of #Dorking & #Leatherhead this Sun for the @ridelondon cycle race – cheer on cyclists in the sun…

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Things to do - Experience Dorking and the Surrey Hills

Prudential Ride London

The Prudential Ride London takes place on 2 August. Roads will be closed in Dorking from 5am - 18.30 pm. If you have a specific access question please call the Prudential Ride London helpdesk on 0345 894 9773. This number will be open from 5am on Sunday 2 August. For more information please visit www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk or click 'Discover More'

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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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Mona Heights 1 Year Anniversary

The 7th of August marks the 1 year anniversary of Mona Heights Salon! Mona Heights currently offers a 20% discount to new customers, so why not pop in and have a look? With over 20 years salon experience and a number of different styles on offer Mona Heights is certainly worth visiting while in the town. To view the Mona Heights website click 'Discover More'.

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