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The local area guide to living in Farnham

Farnham can be found in the west of Surrey, making it the largest town in the Borough of Waverley. It is a mere 34.5 mile journey from London and just 11 miles from Guildford. The town has a significant amount of history, with a number of Georgian style buildings and the Farnham Castle which was built in 1138 by Henri de Blois, the grandson of William the Conqueror. The castle, which is made out of stone, has had a history of being demolished and rebuilt due to various conflicts.

The first ever Cistercian abbey built in England is situated just 2 miles from Farnham – the Waverley Abbey – which was created in 1128 by William Giffard, Bishop of Winchester. The abbey has endured a lot of damage over the years due to flooding and its proximity to the River Wey, but it is still accessible to the public.

Farnham has a lot to offer in terms culture, art lovers will enjoy The Sculpture Park in Churt, which is open every day and is host to over 600 sculptures from more than 300 different artists. Because everything on show is for sale, the exhibits are constantly changing, so it is definitely worthy of more than one visit. The New Ashgate Gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday, and features new exhibitions of high quality fine arts every six weeks, as well as various events.

Information about the local residents

The population of Farnham amounts to around 38,000, with 15,000 of those living in the town centre. The rest of the inhabitants reside in neighbouring suburbs and villages. Roughly 88% of the population are of White British descent, followed by 5.1% of White Other background. The next two highest ethnic groups are Pakistani, with 1.4%, and Indian at 0.9%. On the whole, Farnham is a considerably healthy town, with 57.8% assessing their health as being very good, and 29.7% deeming it as being good.

Nearby schools

There are a range of different schools in Farnham for all ages. For primary education, St Peter's Church of England School, Potters Gate Primary School, and Farnham Primary School all cater to children aged 5-11.

For pupils aged 11-16 years, Farnham Heath End School offers a standard secondary syllabus, while All Hallows Catholic School and Sixth Form offer secondary and the option to do A Levels or equivalent, with a special focus on technology and music.

Getting around

The railway links here make it ideal to get around Surrey as well as getting into London. From Farnham Railway Station, you can get to Woking, Surbiton and Clapham Junction in a short amount of time.

There are a number of bus services that operate in Farnham, with most beginning in Aldershot. Cycle routes are also available from Guildford all the way through to East Surrey, the Isle of White, and the New Forest.

The A325, A3 and the A31 Farnham bypass, all allow access to London and Portsmouth, while those who wish to get onto the M3 can do so by going along the A287 or A3.

Local shops

Farnham has no shortage of independent stores that sell handmade and homemade products such as clothing, furniture and glassware to name but a few. In the Lion & Lamb Shopping Centre, shoppers will be able to find Argos, Sports Direct, Lloyds TSB and many more.

There is a monthly market called The Farnham Maltings, where you can find arts, crafts, jewellery, fruit, vegetables and a whole lot more. For sports enthusiasts, the Farnham Leisure Centre is a great place to participate in different activities such as swimming, climbing, indoor bowls and more. There are also a range of different fitness classes to choose from as well as a pay as you go gym.

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