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Mizens Railway is administered by the Woking Miniature Railway Society and has many facilities for the visitors. The railway is open for public visitation on Sundays in summer. It houses a picnic area, kitchen, a shop, a ticket office and a footbridge for people to see the trains from above. There are several events conducted throughout the year; Oktoberfest and Fright Nights are some of the popular ones. It features both, steam and diesel and electric engines.
Taplow Court is a luxurious looking 18th-Century structure overlooking the Thames river. It was first the home of the Earls and Countesses of Orkney. It has been re-built and designed in its present form by William Burn. It is a Jacobean-revival structure with French Gothic elements. Today, the house is home to a Buddhist society that has its courses and conferences here. Entry is free but visitors are allowed on on certain days. Guided tours are also provided on certain days.
This historic castle is an impressive remnant of the past, having served as a home to many nobles, including the Boleyn family. Anne Boleyn's childhood home is a mesmerizing mosaic of time-honored relics, stately rooms, opulent furnishings and immersive exhibitions where history comes alive. Spend the holiday with your family here at Hever Castle situated in Hever village. Go boating or take a walk through the award-winning scenic castle gardens. For children there are lots of activities, games and a fun filled water maze to walk through. The annual Jousting competition is yet another event that takes place on the castle grounds.
Everyone needs a little peace and quiet in their lives, and many don't seem to get it. So escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and take a break at Silent Pool. With a strange calmness in the air and an eerie stillness, this is a silence that cannot be found anywhere else. Many a bird and aquatic animals travel from afar to grab a little of this golden silence too! The jade green color of the waters seem to appear from the overhead everygreen box trees. Legend has it that a beautiful girl, a local woodcutter's daughter, was forced to move to the farther end of the pool, when a nobleman tried to lure her out of the waters., thus having been the cause of her death.
Designed by the great Isambard Kingdon Brunel in 1838, the Maidenhead Bridge is an intriguing engineering marvel that created quite the buzz during its time. Built entirely of brick, and comprising of two shallow spans over the River Thames, the bridge are the widest and flattest in the world. It is testimony to the genius of Brunel that such a bridge with such flat arches was not only built but continues to carry the Great Western Railway main line from Paddington Station to this day.
Fly high at the Gatwick Aviation Museum. This one of its kind's museum is dedicated to the aircrafts in the British history. Located in the Charlwood region of Surrey, the museum dates back to the 20th Century, founded by Peter Vallance. This aerospace museum houses many types of aircraft, engines and some 500 odd aircraft models. Open on selected days, if you are lucky you may even witness a live demonstration. Check website for more information.