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Shere is a picturesque, much admired (perhaps over-visited), historic village – some say quintessentially English – just off the A25 between Guildford and Dorking. It was mentioned in Domesday and there is a plethora of timber-framed, tile-hung, old brick and stone and plant-festooned houses, with a little stream, the River Tillingbourne, running through the centre of the village – much loved by ducks and children. Some of the buildings are by Edwin Lutyens, designer of the Cenotaph and Thiepval Memoral.  Shere has a couple of tearooms, two pubs, a museum, an interesting medieval church (St James’s) and the village even boasts its own car park. The surrounding countryside is attractive (the Surrey Hills is an official Area of outstanding Natural Beauty), and popular. Famously, Shere has featured in films, including Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason and The Holiday.

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