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Easter Holidays in Surrey

Travelogue Entry
Tags: easter, family, Holidays
City: Surrey Quays, United Kingdom
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Easter is a great time to get away with the family and Surrey is a perfect destination.

The location of Surrey, its landscape, heritage and facilities all combine to make a very highly visited destination in the south east of England. You can really have the best of both worlds when visiting Surrey. On one side there’s the rolling Surrey hills which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with Leith Hill being the highest point in the south of England and the National Trust own no less than 10 properties in Surrey set in their usual spectacular surroundings, a gardener’s paradise. On the other side, should you need to be get to the centre of London, transport links and shear close proximity make Surrey the ideal base for family friendly hotels.

An attraction than never falters to entertain children and adults alike is the Brooklands Motor Museum in Weybridge. The Brooklands motor racing circuit and aerodrome was opened in 1907. It made history as it was the first ever purpose built motor race circuit that was banked in the world. In Britain motorists were restricted to a 20mph speed limit and Brooklands was so popular due to the high speeds that could be reached. Sadly the last race was in 1939 and it was the outbreak of the war that put a stop to any further racing. Brooklands was also one of the first airfields in Britain created by Hugh Locke-King and was also opened in 1907. In 1939 the whole site was handed over to the wartime manufacture of military aircraft. The track was badly damaged due to bombings and was also covered by dispersal hangers and as such the racing never returned.

Now, on the very grounds of the original circuit is the world famous Brooklands Motor Museum. As well as the excellent museum which houses everything from motorcycles, racing cars and bikes to the only Concorde with public access in the South East of England. The museum hosts a wide range of events with some special ones at Easter especially for children.

Surrey hotels come in forms to suit everyone from country house to state of the art with spas and modern architecture. Even though towns like Weybridge have the following statistics, located just five minutes from the M25 motorway, thirty minutes from central London, seventeen miles from Heathrow and thirty three miles from Gatwick, Weybridge and Surrey feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the capital and make perfect family breaks in Weybridge.

So, it’s not hard to see the appeal of Weybridge and Surrey also to see why this beautiful county will continue to attract thousands of visitors each year. The popularity of the “staycation” over the past 2 years hasn’t just been attributed to family summer holidays. With the cost of air fares rising, poor exchange rate and tightening purse strings, going on weekend city breaks abroad are also in decline. Easter hotel breaks Weybridge are cheaper with far less travelling time but most of all the enjoyment of a varied landscape and complete relaxation.