What to see and do
The town centre hosts a significant number of independent and national retailers, as well as banks and supermarkets, making it a bustling and lively place, especially at lunchtime.
Entertainment in the town includes Farnham Maltings Art Centre, Frensham Ponds and Alice Holt Forest, together with a leisure centre, cricket, rugby and football clubs and a public golf course. Farnham caters for a wide range of tastes with a spectacular array of restaurants and pubs.
Built in 1138 by the grandson of William the Conqueror, Farnham Castle is now available for private hire for weddings, events and business meetings. Overlooking the town, the castle sits in five acres of beautiful grounds and offers visitor tours around the grounds and the meticulously maintained castle.
Sculpture Park Hindhead
Enjoy the sites of up to 600 sculptures as you meander through 10 acres of enchanting arboretum and water gardens in this picturesque site in Hindhead. Showcasing work from over 300 artists, the Sculpture Park is open all year round and almost everything is for sale.
Originally a tannery and later a brewery, the Farnham Maltings is now a centre for culture in the local community and home to a number of creative programmes including a theatre, cinema, arts, crafts and workshops.
On the outskirts of Farnham you’ll find Birdworld, a local attraction offering bird exhibits for all ages. A regular destination for educational tours by local schools and a great place to get children up close and personal with penguins, owls and many more exotic birds. As well as caring for and breeding many species of bird, Birdworld also operates a conservation fund to help both local and international initiatives.
Farnham’s future looks bright and with three secondary schools, a college and a University College for the Creative Arts (UCA), there will be no lack of education available to future generations of ‘Farnhamians’.
New developments on the outskirts of the town ensure that the town’s commerce will continue to grow in a variety of sectors, providing sound employment opportunities for residents in the future.