Dorking has something for everyone.

Whether the wild outdoors is your thing, or you’d rather peruse some superb modern art (or antiquities), or you’d rather nest down in a microbrewery / historic coffee shop / award-winning restaurant for a few hours, we’ve something to delight all manner of passions here in our beautiful market town.


Dorking has been, and is, home to some of the most independently spirited and eclectic people around. It’s no surprise (to anyone who knows us) that we’ve been home to actor Laurence Olivier, writer Daniel Defoe, composer Ralph Vaughn Williams, author Benjamin Disraeli, and master builder Thomas Cubitt who built huge areas of London in the 19th Century. To name but a few.

Communities like ours are borne of families. We’re proud to say we’ve kept this knowledge close to our hearts. So, you will find activities aplenty to entertain and educate, as well as some incredible outdoor spaces where children can explore and discover their own treasures within the grounds of sites of real historical significance.

There is a piece of Dorking waiting to be discovered by you. Fancy a sneak peak of what you could get up to on your trip to Dorking? Read our suggested itineraries and let us take you on a journey.

A day in Dorking

A weekend break to Dorking

A foodie’s escape

Art fanatic’s adventure

Off the beaten path

Independent spirit

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