Underneath the modern and thriving exterior, lies a historic and peaceful borough much removed from the busy and bustling atmosphere of the main town of Camberley. A compact and convenient town, Camberley has a good mix of independent shops and high street names as well as a purpose built, modern entertainment complex featuring a wide selection of restaurants, cinema and bowling.
The rest of the borough is filled with beautiful 16th century pubs, farmhouses and cottages that survive today and tales of the notorious highway-man Dick Turpin bring to life the fascinating history of the area.
The villages of Bagshot, Bisley, Chobham, Deepcut, Frimley, Frimley Green, Lightwater, Mytchett, West End and Windlesham have an incredible history starting in the neo-lithic period, moving to bronze age burial mounds and a Roman site that continued to be occupied in the Saxon period, a Royal hunting ground at Bagshot Park in the 14th century and notorious highway men in the 17 and 18th centuries. The military arrived in the 1853 and the National Rifle Association at Bisley from 1890. Surrey Heath also had a reputation as a health resort, due to its pure air for those with lung complaints.
On the cusp of the three counties of Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey, the Surrey Heath area is named after the heathland itself, which defines much of the beautiful character of the area - which includes 16th century pubs, farmhouses and cottages that survive to this day, and bring life to the tales of notorious highway-man that operated in the area.