Things to do in Chobham, Surrey
Occasionally known as the "Beverly Hills of the UK", Chobham is a very desirable place to live and has attracted several celebrities to settle in the area.
Chobham is situated on the River Mole, just north of Woking and is surrounded by heathland. It sits on the River Bourne which occasionally overflows its banks. During mediaeval times the community would have been part of the Chertsey Abbey estates.Roman bathhouse has been unearthed. Viking artefacts were also found, which date back to the 10th century.
The 11th century brought the construction of Chobham Bridge, followed by the Downside Bridge in the 1500s. Both have since been reconstructed to bear the heavy traffic in the area. By the 1670s, Chobham was an influential Quaker community with workhouses and a school for local children.
Present Day Chobham
The village of Chobham has retained its village atmosphere and is protected from development, thanks to a conservation order. Enviably located between the M3 and the M25 and close to Heathrow Airport, house prices remain high.
The Sun Inn is the last remaining pub in the High Street and was bought by villagers to save it from being turned into a restaurant. There is a local Social Club with snooker and darts tables and two other pubs at neighbouring Burrowhill.
Things to Do in Chobham
Painshill Park is a splendid area of open spaces and woodland and is the perfect place to enjoy walking and cycling.
Garden enthusiasts will also enjoy a visit to the Royal Horticultural Society RHS Garden Wisley.
For golfers there are fine golf clubs at Wentworth, Sunningdale, Foxhills and The Berkshire.
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