Farnham is an attractive town in Surrey in South East England approximately 35 miles from London, 11 miles from Guildford and 20 miles from Basingstoke. Farnham has a very long history, with artefacts from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age having been discovered. Farnham Castle was the scene of many battles during the Civil War when the town supported the Parliamentarians rather than the Royalists. In the ensuing years Farnham grew into a successful market town and, with the arrival of the railway, a popular commuter town. Visitor attractions within easy reach of Farnham include Waverley Abbey, the first Cistercian Abbey in England, the Surrey Hills Area, the North Downs Way, Alice Holt Forest and Frensham Ponds.
Famous people from Farnham: Jonny Wilkinson, World Cup winning rugby player and Bill Maynard, actor