Farnham is a town in Surrey, England, within the Borough of Waverley Borough Council. The town is situated some 42 miles (67 km) southwest of London in the extreme west of Surrey, adjacent to the border with Hampshire. By road Guildford is 11 miles (17 km) to the east, Aldershot 4 miles (7 km) to the northeast, the village of Runfold 2 miles (3 km) to the north-northeast and Winchester 28 miles (45 km) to the southwest. It is of historic interest, with many old buildings, including a number of Georgian architecture houses. Farnham Castle overlooks the town. A short distance southeast of the town centre are the ruins of Waverley Abbey, Moor Park, Farnham and Mother Ludlam's Cave. Farnham is Town twinning with Andernach in Germany.

Why visit?

  • Built in the 11th century, Farnham Castle is a Grade I listed building and a great place to explore. The castle is open to the public and offers guided tours, as well as a range of events throughout the year.
  • The Museum of Farnham is a great place to learn about the history of the town and its people. The museum houses a range of artefacts, photographs and documents, as well as a range of interactive displays.
  • Farnham hosts a range of events throughout the year, from the Farnham Food Festival to the Farnham Carnival. There are also a number of music and theatre events, as well as art exhibitions and workshops.