Events and recommended places to visit
Haslemere is a charming market and Charter Town, steeped in history dating back to the 14th Century and surrounded by beautiful National Trust countryside and picturesque villages – yet less than an hour away from both London and the coastal towns of Chichester and Portsmouth.
With its pretty streets, lined with timbered and tile hung houses and cottages, Haslemere is the ideal destination for a day out, a short break or a longer leisurely stay.
Dubbed the Switzerland of Surrey and nestled in the heart of the Surrey Hills, Haslemere offers a unique blend of independent boutiques, shops, restaurants, gastro pubs and cafes and is the perfect place to explore miles of stunning rolling countryside and heathland – whether hiking or biking.
This rich and diverse landscape, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the gateway to the South Downs National Park, has inspired many talented artists such as Helen Allingham, Axel Haig and Charles Whymper, together with famous authors like George Eliot, Lord Alfred Tennyson, George Bernard Shaw and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - who wrote some of his Sherlock Holmes stories in the area.
This welcoming town, where the sublime quality of life is highly prized by its residents, is the ideal destination for a short break or a longer leisurely stay at any time of year, as the local area provides the perfect setting for a wide range of cultural pursuits and sporting activities.
Arts & Culture
In the centre of town is the Haslemere Educational Museum, which contains a wonderful variety of remarkable and rare collections, and Haslemere Hall, a fabulous Victorian theatre, which plays host to a varied programme of theatre, musical shows, live bands, films and other events.
Haslemere offers a unique blend of independent shops and boutiques including:
Haslemere Cellar & Cheese Shop
During the year Haslemere has a many local events and festivals
The Charter Fair - May (bi-annual)
The Festival of Real Ale, Cider & Perry
Christmas Market - December
Acclaimed as one of the most beautiful racecourses in the world providing some of the finest flat racing. Home to the Festival of Speed and Revival motorsport events.
Festival of Speed: July (Motorsport)
Glorious Goodwood: July - August (Horseracing)
Goodwood Revival: September (Motorsport).
Petworth is home to the vast late 17th century Petworth House mansion set in beautiful parkland, landscaped by 'Capability' Brown and immortalised in Turner's paintings.
This historical town has a real treasure trove of independent boutiques, antique shops, cafes and restaurants.
You don’t have to go far to admire the views across the Punch Bowl or venture a bit further and discover the stunning scenery at Highcombe Edge and Gibbet Hill. Gibbet Hill is the second highest point in Surrey with views across the Weald.
This is good walking country with many footpaths to explore. Walk through shady woods or across open heathland with grazing cattle and wild ponies.
Cowdray in Midhurst
The home of British Polo with extensive fixture list and tournaments, including the world renowned Gold Cup held June to July each year.
The Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup finals on the last Sunday of the tournament is a great day out even for non polo fans and an event that rivals Royal Ascot or Henley for style and sense of occasion. An overnight stay at the Georgian will complete the experience.
Cowdray Park Golf Club is an 100 year old, award winning, downland course offering challenging golf in a picturesque setting at Cowdray Park, Midhurst.
Outdoor Corporate Events
Country Wide Special Events is just 10 minutes drive from The Georgian Hotel offering outdoor Corporate Events and team building days, Battlefield Live, Stag & Hen Days, Clay Pigeon Shoots and more.
Whatever the occasion CWSE can provide all your event solutions. Call for more details 01428 682887
Hollycombe Steam Fair
Just down the road from the Georgian Hotel is Hollycombe Steam Fair.
Situated on the Hampshire and Sussex border, Hollycombe is far more than just a working steam museum, it's a place where the past comes to life.
From the atmosphere of the traditional fairground, to riding on steam railways - a super attraction for all ages!
Open on Sundays & Bank Holidays from April until mid-October. From 4th -31st August, Hollycombe will be open every day except Mondays . Not all fair rides will operate on weekdays and Saturdays and those that do may be operated at set times.